5.0 stars 32 totalReview Jan Olson
Posted by Alicia
I was notified by HR that my job was on the line due to a warrant for my arrest that came up on my background check. I hired Jan to help me quash this unbeknownst-to-me scare and not only did he make the time immediately to meet me, he sought extra counsel for making sure that I reported the quash and case closing correctly and effectively. Within 24 hours of meeting Jan, he cleared time and worked with my schedule to get us in court to settle the matter. He was stalwart and firm in the courtroom, and courteous and obliging outside of the courtroom. Having begun this predicament in terror and shock, I can say with full honesty that Jan helped turn it all around, and I would gladly recommend him and his services to anyone.
Posted by Steve
I retained Jan in a criminal suit. I had not idea what to expect or how to deal with the system I found myself. Throughout the process Jan emphasized the truth will win out. I took his lead and let him do his job and the result was the truth won out. Jan is an impeccable lawyer who bleeds integrity and sound moral character. He is well known in the industry and gives his clients 150%. I spent many late nights discussing the case and next steps and he never flinched. He isn't just your legal counsel he is your advocate in a system that is not favorable to ethical people. You would do yourself a huge injustice if you don't retain Jan in any legal issue. He is the best in the business and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my life and defense.
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with a major sex crime I committed many years in the past. From the beginning of my engagement with Jan, he gave me great information to steady my nerves as we went through the justice process, and made sure to hold as many options for me open as he possibly could. When we began, it looked like I would spend the next 4 to 11 years in prison.
Jan's connections to local sex crime treatment facilities were invaluable. Because he knew how their evaluations had played out in courts and before prosecutors, and how they were not perceived as being defense-oriented, my excellent evaluation from that facility was treated far better than I imagine it would have been otherwise.
Eventually, after about a year, Jan noticed that the law under which I was being prosecuted had been changed in 2009 to extend the statute of limitations, and that under the prior law, the statute of limitations had run out before the law had been changed. This provided the key to unlocking a successful defense.
Today, I have only a non-sex-crime misdemeanor on my record, I've spent only 50 days in jail, I didn't lose my employment, and after going through the treatment program, I no longer look at my past with dread and fear. Jan was absolutely instrumental in making all of these outcomes possible. I recommend him and his services highly.
Posted by Kerry
Jan is the consummate professional. He not only does a good job in court (trial and motions), but also is aware of resources and has excellent relationships with prosecutorial staff and attorneys. He keeps the client well informed of choices. He demonstrates a clear understanding of the law and its effect on the client. He has always kept me informed of the status of the case.
Posted by William C
From the first moment of meeting Jan, I felt at ease in his presence. Jan is thoughtful, considerate and direct. My experience with Jan was that he looked at the challenges and opportunities of my case and helped develop an effective plan using legal knowledge, experience and common sense. Throughout the handling of my case, Jan helped me stay focused and calm. His services were affordable and the office staff was very professional. I would recommend Jan highly and if required to do so again, would engage him without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous
My wife has a mental health illness. The legal system in the area we live in (city, state) is not handling well mental health issues. In the past few years I had to hire twice Jan Olson to resolve legal issues related to mental health crisis. I was very pleased with the way Jan helped us resolve those legal issues. He was recommended to us through church friends and we strongly recommend him.
Posted by Tim Schaaf
Life throws us curve-balls sometimes and when that happens important to have the right person on your team. I found myself in an unexpected crisis and Jan was able to skillfully navigate the process, dealing with police, the prosecutors office and family services. In addition to his legal expertise, Jan brought compassion and understanding to the situation.
No regrets at all in hiring him!
Posted by Chris A Leighton
Immediately upon arriving at Jan's office, we started the interview and he proceeded to call people concerning my case at that moment. Jan works fast but also is very thorough in gathering details to solve the problems of my case. I am satisfied with my out come and I am clear of the worries I had about my case before I met Mr. Olson.
Posted by anonymous
As a high school student I had no knowledge about the legal system, Jan Olson represented me in a case where it looked as if I had no way out. He used his knowledge of the legal system to help me lower my criminal charge to something that was more appropriate for the circumstances . Everything was taken care of much in advance and there was minimal work that I had to do to get it all sorted out. If I ever have another criminal accusation, I will go back to Jan, but I hope to never require his services again.
Posted by anonymous
For the first time in my life, I found myself in a criminal situation. It was complex, it was extremely intricate and not an easy case to dissect. My opponent tried every-which-way to gain ground and suppress my rights and options. At each point Jan was there to maintain my position, protect my rights and press forward.
Regarding the intangibles. Jan was actively working my case between hearings, speaking with the various players involved. He would maintain a personal yet professional connection that was invaluable in my situation.
While I hope to never be in a situation that requires his services again, I am grateful to have him on my side and would recommend him. There is very little chance your situation is more complex than mine - for that I am confident he will represent you well, as he did me.