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Janet C Olson

Criminal defense Attorney at Sioux Falls, SD

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also known as Jan Olson

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State SD
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Janet

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Jan graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2001 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota, School of Law. Jan began her legal career serving the public by working with indigent clients at the Minnehaha County Public Advocate’s Office.

In 2013, she ventured into private practice and found that helping people who are going through a painful divorce or a child custody case is also very rewarding. She is dedicated to helping people through these difficult times.

In 2014, Jan was appointed to be a Child Support Referee. In this capacity, she conducts hearings to determine whether child support should be modified and when appropriate, how much it should be modified.

She has also served on various boards and been involved with many community organizations. She served as defense counsel on the team that started the Second Circuit Drug Court. Currently she is the treasurer of the South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Jan’s practice concentrates on the areas of Criminal Defense in South Dakota State Court and in Federal Court. She defends people charged with every level of crime from petty theft to DUI to drug conspiracy cases, up to murder. She represents kids charged as juvenile delinquents or CHINS. Jan is also experienced family law cases including divorce and custody and has handled numerous protection order cases. She represents people going through a divorce and fighting for custody of their children. Jan also enjoys helping people with real estate transactions, drafting a will, and defending parents and children involved in very complicated abuse and neglect cases. She is trained and very familiar with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Her passion is helping her clients and advocating for their rights and interests.


Jan Olson Law Firm
519 W. 10th Street
Sioux Falls, SD, 57104

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Posted by Bob D | February 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A True Professional
After putting myself in a tough situation, Jan was the absolute right choice for me. She and her office were very responsive and supportive. Jan's advice and counseling was spot on. Jan was able to get my charge reduced and prevent the possible loss of employment for me. I can't thank her enough! And, this was all done without my having to attend court, as I am not local.
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Payment methods
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jan Olson Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Public Defender
  • Minnehaha County Public Advocate’s Office
  • 2005 - 2013


  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of South Dakota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Sioux Falls Criminal defense Lawyer Janet C Olson
Janet C Olson
Criminal defense Attorney
Sioux Falls, SD
Licensed for 19 years
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