Michael A. Olsen


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.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Nevada, 1996 – Present
  • Utah State Bar, 1997 – Present
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1996


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah, 1995
    Juris Doctor Degree
  • Cum Laude
  • Associate Editor, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal
  • Student Bar Association Representative
  • Woody Deem Trial Competition Honorable Mention


  • Utah State University, 1993
    Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Cum Laude
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • National Dean’s List
  • Athletic Scholarship for Track and Cross Country
  • Athlete Scholar Award

Minor: Political Science and Mandarin Chinese

Past Employment Position

Goodsell & Olsen, Las Vegas, NV, Principal/Partner, January 1, 2007 – Present
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


Mandarin Chinese