Alan C. Olson



New Berlin, WI





Employment Law and Litigation

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-- in 2010 Legal Action of Wisconsin gave Alan’s firm the Outstanding Pro Bono Law Firm Participation Award. Also recognized by Leading Lawyers 2012, 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 high ethical standards, 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
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour
  • Whistleblower
  • Wrongful Termination

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • 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 Justice

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


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