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Criminal Defense Representation

Kurt S. Olson

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In 1991 Olson applied to the Massachusetts School of Law after selling the family business. Olson wore several hats at MSL while attending school, including bookstore manager, library desk employee, and public relations director. He also assisted the school’s dean, performing various research and writing, discovery-related, and litigation support tasks in the school’s antitrust Lawsuit against the American Bar Association. The work Olson did in connection with this lawsuit eventually led to interaction with all branches of government from litigating in courts in Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C., to testifying in front of a committee of the Department of Education in Washington, to lobbying members and committees of Congress. Olson eventually was named the Litigation Coordinator for these efforts.

Despite these significant responsibilities for the school, Olson clerked for two Superior Court judges and did clinical work for a practicing attorney while attending law school. Olson graduated magna cum laude from MSL in 1996; after graduation, he continued working as the school’s public relations director and started his own small practice. Since graduation, Olson has handled a variety of both transactional and litigation work. He has honed his legal research and writing skills by handling cases in all Massachusetts trial courts, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, all New Hampshire trial courts, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Additionally, he has represented plaintiffs before both the New Hampshire and Massachusetts federal district courts. Olson has also represented clients in front of a variety of administrative agencies.

Currently Olson vigorously represents individuals charged with crimes and prepares estate plans for clients in both states.


  • Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • Colby College, Watervile, Maine
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Classics

Past Positions

  • Massachusetts School of Law, Associate Professor, 1996 to current
  • Olson & Olson PA, Partner, 2008 to 2023


  • English

Current Employment Position

  • Professor - Massachusetts School of Law

Practice Areas

  • Criminal 80%
  • Estate Planning 10%
  • Civil Rights 10%


  • 50%

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • New Hampshire, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1997