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Thomas Jay Olsen

DUI and DWI Attorney at Omaha, NE

5.0   18 reviews

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Nebraska's Premier Criminal Defense Attorney.  A highly respected and experienced former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska and former Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor with 30 years criminal trial experience.  Tom has an in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system that only a former prosecutor can possess. This knowledge and experience is critical to insuring that your case is resolved in your favor with the best possible outcome for you and your family.  If you are facing serious criminal charges in the State of Nebraska, you need a respected, experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney handling your case.  The decisions you make and the skill and expertise of your criminal defense attorney can alter the outcome of your case and ultimately your life.  Call Tom today for a free consultation:

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Licensed for 33 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/29/2022
State CA
Status Resigned
Acquired 1989
Updated 12/03/2022
State NY
Status Resigned
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Thomas Jay Olsen
209 S 19th St Ste 525
Omaha, NE, 68102-1705

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Posted by Shelly | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help in the most stressful situations
Tom was hired to represent my brother in a DUI case. He was excellent and kept us informed every step of the way. He knew all the ins and outs of court room and was a great negotiator. We had a great outcome using Tom. He will help you our in the most stressful situations. I wouldn't call ayone else.
Posted by Benjamin | March 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best experience with an attorney
Mr. Olsen saved my life when I was traveling through Nebraska. He settled my case in one sitting with the best outcome possible. Great lawyer, has great connections!
Posted by Carl | October 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MR. OLSEN IS THE BEST LAWYER OUT THERE !!
My experience with Olsen Law Office was most excellent and everything turned out even better than anticipated !! Mr. Olsen was available immediately after I needed help and did not hesitate at all to accept the case and provide the BEST care possible for the best outcome. Every question I had was answered with care and the response time was remarkably fast! Mr. Olsen goes out of his way to serve and protect you're rights! A true professional !! I was able to meet with Mr. Olsen the same week and got the best advice possible for the situation I was facing. Mr. Olsen did not waste any of my time but rather went at it aggressively and ensured the best possible solution which was even better than I could ever imagine. Mr. Olsen's confidence was much appreciated and helped me through a time that I needed help the most. I was able to get my life back in a short time and not let my situation affect my Family which was worth so much to me. If you are faced with legal problems you need to contact OLSEN LAW OFFICE now !! You won't regret it and Mr. Olsen is the best with unlimited contacts to ensure you get the best results possible for the situation you're facing. Stop looking elsewhere and call OLSEN LAW OFFICES and let Mr. Olsen help. You will not regret it !!!
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Posted by Lacey | August 29, 2017
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Husband's case
Our experience with Attorney Thomas Jay Olsen was positive from the start. He was attentive, thorough, and helpful through the difficult times. He explained every step of the process with insight, always responding quickly and was able to answer all questions and issues we had. He was also able to get our case completely dismissed. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Being from out of state and in need of an attorney quickly, we had no idea who to pick. Searching the Internet we came across Olsen Law Office and called. His professional and caring down to earth manor won us over. He met and exceeded our expectations and the end result was amazing! Thank you Tom for all your hard work.
Posted by Lacy | June 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
absolutely incredible lawyer!!
The most incredible attorney in Nebraska. Helped me out with a case that I was really struggling with. Worked his hardest with the court and ended up closing the case before it was even opened. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone in need of an attorney. Whether in Lincoln, Omaha, or anywhere else in the world. If I ever need legal help I know to go to the best of the best!! Thomas Olsen.
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Posted by Chris | June 12, 2017
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Could not ask for better!
When doing a search for an attorney, I searched for "Best DUI attorney in Omaha" which is how I found Tom. He deserves such a title hands down! He was professional, responsive outside 'banker hours', and achieved a better settlement than I even hoped for. Obviously, my first advice is Don't drink and Drive but if you're reading this, you likely need counsel and I have no doubt Tom will get the best outcome for you in every step of the way!
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Posted by David | June 1, 2017
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Worth every penny great lawyer
Mr. Olsen is a great lawyer. He really knows the law and has a very realistic and effective approach to making sure the legal outcome is as beneficial to his client as possible. He knows everyone in the court. He is extremely confident and has amazing follow through. The communication throughout the process was stellar and I always knew what was going on and what to expect. I was in a pretty vulnerable position and his efforts had it whittled down to the bare minimum. He is the best choice. Great lawyer!
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Posted by Brenda | May 24, 2017
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Highly Recommended
I found Tom Olsen doing a google search and am very glad I did, he exceeded expectations in the outcome of my case. I never had a problem contacting him or his office. His knowledge combined with his years of experience is priceless. He is no nonsense, while making you feel at ease and that he is working with your best interest in mind. Put your trust in Mr Olsen and you will be satisfied, he is by far one of Omaha's best at what he does
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2017
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Felony charge reduced to misdemeanor
Mr.Olsen is a highly admirable and recommendable man. He was upfront about all options and his communication throughout the whole process was truly amazing. He helped make a tuff situation understandable and does what it takes to help you see a clearer path. I would definitely send anyone I know too Mr.Olsen knowing they are in good hands!
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Posted by Rory | January 9, 2016
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Prompt Legal Help when you need it the most
Found myself in a situation where I needed to get a family member out of jail ASAP. Called Tom 730 AM and he answered. Other firms got back to me next day or days later. Tom worked with me all day in the midst of other responsibilities he had on his plate for the day. When I was unable to find a bond bails man, Tom stepped in and solved the problem. I can not say enough on how hiring Tom helped my family get through a extremely difficult time. Call Tom!
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Posted by MO | October 28, 2015
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Great Attorney
After going back and forth with a bunch of incompetent attorneys who speak nothing but rubbish and waste time, i found Mr. Olsen on AVVO and i was surely impressed by the guy . Throughout the relationship, he was very professional, knowledgeable and always easy to reach. He is simply a straight shooter, the kinda guy you want to bail you out of legal troubles. I was very impressed by Mr. Olsen throughout the case. He got me the best outcome in my situation and i would recommend him to anyone looking for a very good attorney who delivers results.
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Posted by Nicole | September 5, 2015
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Exceptional lawyer
This last April, I unfortunately, I ran into some legal issues. Upon doing some research online, we found Tom Olsen. You never know if you've hired a good lawyer until you either meet him in person or when you get the outcome you want. This guy has it all. He drove eight hours round-trip three different times to meet me in the county that I was being charged. He was knowledgeable and supportive throughout the whole process. He worked on my behalf to get a hearing dates that works with my schedule as well as getting me the best outcome I could've ever hoped for. Tom has a literally saved my career and insured my future. I will be forever grateful to him and his team.
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Posted by Jessica | August 27, 2015
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Excellent Attorney
Tom was very thorough and communicated well with me throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great criminal defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2015
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Tom Jay Olson really took the time to hear what I had to say and gave me the best advice on what my plan of action would be. He is well experienced, very proactive, and overall a great guy. I definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone looking for a great Criminal Defense Attorney!
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Olsen handled my Felony Drug Possession Case and got it reduced to a misdemeanor, he always answered my calls and kept me informed of every stage of my case. I truly cannot imagine a more professional and competent defense attorney than Mr. Olsen. I highly recommend if you are in need of a criminal defense attorney you speak with Mr. Olsen, he is by far the best criminal defense attorney in Nebraska.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
Great Lawyer
Tom has represented me several times and I'm always impressed. He takes the time to answer my questions and make me feel confident in the direction we choose to take. He's very knowledgeable and always knows the best course of action, I would definitely recommend Tom, he is the only lawyer I will use.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2015
DUI Lawyer
I used Tom for my DUI. He was very knowledgable and made me feel very good about what he could do for me and the possible outcomes. Tom always answered his phone and returned phone calls, so he was easily reached. Tom was able to work out a deal and I was let off better than expected. He is a great lawyer! Would definitely recommend him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Olsen Law Office, PC LLO
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assistant City Prosecutor
  • Office of City Attorney, Omaha, NE
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Nebraska Department Of Justice
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Olsen & Asso., Irvine, CA
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Grant & Laubscher, Irvine, CA
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP (New York, Ny)
  • 1988 - 1990
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Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Nebraska
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • State v. Abdul Vann
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of District Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chairperson
  • 1991 - 1993
  • California Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1997
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1989 - 1999
  • New York Bar Foundation
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1989 - 1995
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Syracuse University College of Law Journal of International Law & Commerce
  • Notes and Comments Editor
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Sargent At Arms
  • 1981 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney in Nebraska
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top DUI Attorney in Nebraska
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney in North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • Top 50 DUI Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Career Drug Prosecutor
  • National College of District Attorneys
  • 2001
  • Career Prosecutor
  • National College of District Attorneys
  • 2000
  • Order of Coif
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1988
  • Justinian Law Society
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1988
  • Am Jur Award for Highest Honors Constitutional Law
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1988
  • Am Jur Award for Highest Honors in Products Liability
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1988
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Publications

  • Nebraska Attorney General Opinion
  • Legality of a Law Enforcement Officer Detaining a Person for a Reasonable Period of Time in Order to Effectuate the Service of a Protection Order
  • 2000
  • Nebraska Attorney General Opinion
  • Neb.Rev. Stat. 23-1216 (1997) - Continuing Legal Education of Deputy County Attorneys
  • 2000
  • Nebraska Attorney General Opinion
  • LB 908 - Unionization of Supreme Court Employees
  • 2000
  • Nebraska Attorney General Opinion
  • Constitutionality of Proposed Legislation Authorizing the Prosecution of Traffic Light Signal Violations Based on Intersection Cameras
  • 2000
  • Nebraska Attorney General Opinion
  • Nebraska Public Meetings Statutes; Requirements For Detailed Minutes of Closed Sessions Of A Public Body
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • DUI/Alcohol Education Course
  • Legal Issues Regarding DUI Charge
  • 2012
  • Nebraska County Attorneys Association Conference
  • Constitutional Issues Regarding Warrantless Searches
  • 2000
  • Nebraska County Attorneys Association
  • Prosecuting Drug Crimes
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (83)
Endorse Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Olsen. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Olsen is a Top Notch Attorney with the respect of the legal community. One of the best in the state."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Responsible and respected member of the legal community"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Olsen has impressive client reviews and is clearly a zealous advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for his clients in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr. Olsen provides thoughtful and sincere answers to questions on Avvo and seems to be well-respected by his peers in his local legal community"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas is a deeply talented and committed lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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