Alan C. Olson & Associates
As a litigator, Alan Olson helps his wrongfully discharged clients recover their lost pay and benefits. He has argued four of his cases to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, resulting in expansion of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing for employees, as well as increased protection for employees in retaliatory discharge cases. Undaunted by huge insurance companies, Alan repeatedly sues them in federal courts across the United States in order to recover long-term disability benefits for his disabled clients. Alan also sues big corporations when they defraud the government and retaliate against the employee who blew the whistle. As big money cases are not his only focus – Alan is a member of the Pro Bono Honor Society and his firm is the recipient of the Outstanding Pro Bono Law Firm Participation Award. Also recognized by Leading Lawyers, Super Lawyers, The Litigation Counsel of America and The Best Lawyers in America, Alan understands that the loss of a long-term job, pay and benefits, is one of the top three stressors a person will ever experience in their life. Alan serves these needs by holding the highest ethical standards (AV Rating), promptly communicating with his clients, and vigorously pursuing their legal claims, no matter how big or menacing the opponent.
Areas of Practice:Long-Term Disability Benefits Law; Employment Law
Bar Admissions:U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. Supreme Court;
Education:Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin J.D. Major: Litigation and Employment Law; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, B.S.Honors: With Distinction
Professional Associations and Memberships:National Employment Lawyers Association; Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association; American Association for JusticeFellow – The Litigation Counsel of America; The Best Lawyers In America – Employment Litigation; The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.
A Pro Bono Activities: Mock Trial High School Competition; Volunteer Lawyers Project; The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society;The Arthritis Foundation; National MS Society; National Fibromyalgia Association