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ABOUT

Mike’s practice is primarily devoted to estate and civil litigation. Mike’s services include probates of wills and estates, administration of trusts, will contests, trust challenges, actions regarding undue influence and incapacity, breach of fiduciary duty, guardianship petitions and contested guardianships, guardian ad litem services, wrongful death, personal injury, elder abuse, contract, and real estate litigation. Mike is also a certified SBA loan closing attorney.

Outside of the office, Mike enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family and has spent many years coaching youth sports including basketball, soccer, and baseball.  He also enjoys participating in triathlons, road bike racing, golf, and trail running.

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Nevada: 1996-present

U.S. District Court of Nevada: 1996

Utah State Bar: 1997-present

Nevada Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for justice

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT AFFILIATION

Blackrock Legal, Las Vegas, NV, Principal/Partner, January 1, 2019 – Present

Goodsell & Olsen, Las Vegas, NV, Principal/Partner, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2018

Law Offices of Michael A. Olsen, Las Vegas, NV, Principal/Partner, April 1, 2002 – January 1, 2007

Trafton, Chatlin & Olsen, Ltd. – Las Vegas, NV, Principal/Partner, March 1, 2001 – April 1, 2002

Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen, Nelson & Sanders Las Vegas, NV, Associate, February 1, 1996 – October 1, 1999

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor Degree: Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah, 1995

Honors:

Cum Laude

Associate Editor, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal

Student Bar Association Representative

Woody Deem Trial Competition Honorable Mention

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology: Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1993

Minor: Political Science and Mandarin Chinese

Honors:

Cum Laude

Golden Key National Honor Society

National Dean’s List

Athletic Scholarship for Track and Cross Country

Athlete Scholar Award

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese