How much do you charge in fees?

In criminal matters, our fees are based on the severity of charge and the amount of time we need to spend on the case. Some clients retain us to take a case to trial. That would demand a higher fee compared to a client who retains us to negotiate a plea at one hearing. In many cases we split fees between pretrial hearings and trial. If the case is not set for trial, that trial fee is not paid. Call us to talk about your case. We are very aware that many people are under serious financial strains in this tough economy. You will find our fees reasonable and tailored to your specific circumstances. Payment plans available.

In personal injury matters, we charge a contingency fee. We get paid a percentage of the recovery.

In bankruptcy matters we charge a flat fee plus a filing fee. Typically, the fee is around $1,500 for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcies cost more, but many times require substantially less up front. Please contact us to discuss.

Divorce and family matters are billed out at an hourly rate. We will give you an accurate estimation of cost after speaking with about the facts of your case. This area of law is full of attorneys who will try to make a $3,000.00 divorce into a $50,000.00 divorce. We will help you avoid that pitfall. Call our office to discuss your case.

What are the different areas of law that you handle?

We are qualified and committed to all of our cases but specialize in the following:

  • Personal injury – car accidents, truck accidents, no fault car accidents, drunk driving, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, wrongful death suits
  • Criminal Defense – DWI/DUI charges, assault defense, domestic assault cases, drug crimes, theft crimes, sex crimes, homicide and murder defense, expungement and juvenile crimes
  • Bankruptcy Cases – chapter 7 bankruptcy, chapter 13 bankruptcy, wage garnishment laws, creditor harassment, home foreclosures
  • Family and Divorce Law – child custody and support, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, paternity cases, property and division assets, alimony and spousal support

I have been injured in an accident – is there anything I should do?

First of all, contact our office. Investigation is critical in personal injury cases. We want to make contact with any witnesses immediately, particularily if the facts are in dispute. We prefer to speak with the insurance companies on your behalf. The insurance companies are working full time trying to limit their exposure in all cases. For example, in every automobile case, insurance companies record every conversation they have with you and ask leading questions aimed at minimizing your personal injuries. We can speak with them on your behalf and protect you from their tactics. Contact our office, we will go over every aspect of your case including property damage, no-fault claims, liability claims, UM/UIM claims, wage loss, pain and suffering compensaiont, settlements, arbitrations, mediations, and filing lawsuits. Contact a Minnesota personal injury attorney about your case. We have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases and we will make sure you maximize your recovery.

I have been accused of a criminal offense, what’s next?

If you have been arrested for any criminal offense, you need to speak with an attorney. Do not talk with anyone about that facts of the case, including the police. You want to cooperate with the police if arrested, but first and foremost you want to speak with our office to advise you on how to proceed. We perform pre-charge investigations in addition to representing persons charged with crimes. Many times our investigations lead to charges being dropped before they are filed. Contact Attorney Matthew Olson, a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney, serving the entire State of Minnesota who can protect your interests.

I have a criminal conviction and I need to remove the conviction from my record so I can keep/get a job!

We handle criminal expungements. This area of our practice is very busy in these tough economic times. Minnesota Judges are a fair and compassionate group overall and they understand how a person can benefit from a criminal case expungement. However, the State has an interest to keep that conviction on your record. Speak with Attorney Matthew Olson, Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney, about his strategies and arguments that have helped numerous clients receive thier expungements and gain or keep their employment.

I am thinking bankruptcy is my only option – can you help?

We are qualified bankruptcy attorneys who handle Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 petitions. We can analyze your case and recommend a course of action that is best for you.

Is Olson Law Firm right for me?

We are an experienced and confident firm. We will provide honest and straightforward assessments of your case. Some attorneys will say anything to get a case. We do not need to do that. We are busy law firm based largely on client referrals. We will tell you the truth about your case and defend your interests and rights. Olson Law Firm offers the following:

  • Confidential service and support
  • Years of experience
  • Experience in federal and Minnesota courts
  • Personalized attention
  • Aggressive representation
  • Free consultations on many matters
  • 24/7 hour assistance, no matter what the problem
  • Years of satisfied clients

Do I Need an Attorney?

We will tell you after hearing about your case. The areas of law we practice in typically require legal representation. However, some matters potential clients want to handle themselves and many times we do not disagree. Contact Matt Olson to discuss your case.