Eric J. Olson has dedicated his career exclusively to criminal law, with a focus on DWI defense. For the past 20 years he has been defending people charged with all types of crimes. A trial lawyer with considerable courtroom experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Olson has received acquittals in many serious felony trials including first-degree murder, drug crimes, DWI, criminal sexual conduct and assault cases.
Licensed in the State of Minnesota, Attorney Olson is experienced in both prosecution and defense. He previously served as the assistant county attorney for the Olmsted County Attorney's Office where he handled criminal prosecution of adult felony charges in district court and criminal appeals in Minnesota appellate courts. Mr. Olson has also taught law as an adjunct instructor at Winona State University. He has authored an article titled “Disenfranchisement,” which focuses on the difficulties faced by convicted felons in Minnesota and their right to vote.
Mr. Olson has been consistently recognized as a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine over the course of his career, an award given to only 5% of criminal lawyers in Minnesota.
Eric's hobbies include spending time with his family, golf, fishing and spending time at the cabin.
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Juris Doctor, Hamline University School of Law (1997)
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (1992)
Minnesota; United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Minnesota Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association
Contact Eric J. Olson to discuss your criminal defense or DWI situation.
Recent Blog Posts
The Intoxication Defense (Part two)
The Intoxication Defense (Part one)
How much evidence do the police need to stop me?
The Implied Consent Advisory and the Right to an Attorney Following a DUI or DWI Arrest
New Minnesota DWI Law to Take Effect August 1, 2018