John Olson

John Olson

  • Business Law, Personal Injury, Construction Law ...
  • Hawaii
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John L. Olson is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters from litigation (civil, probate, trust disputes); advising businesses in day to day matters, including contracts and management; transactional work for individuals and business; criminal defense; to Estate Planning in Kona and Kamuela. As a sole practioner he gained a width breadth of knowledge to assist his clients in just about anything. He was born and raised on the Island of O`ahu, and moved to Kona in 1973 with his wife. There, they raised two sons: Robert and Peter Olson, both of whom are attorneys. John started practicing in Kona in 1973 with local attorney Richard Ishida. In 1975, John joined the Office of the Public Defender in Hilo, where he became the supervising Deputy for the Big Island until he opened his own private practice in Kona in 1978. John's office was located at the Kealakekua Ranch Center for 34 years before renaming the firm and moving to our current location. John is the Co-Founder of the West Hawai`i Bar Association. He is a former Per Diem Judge of the District and Family Court.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. (1973)
Honors: Special Service Certificate
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Lifetime Award for Service
West Hawaii Bar Association
Professional Associations
Hawaii State Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Symposium Editor - Symposium: Criminal Discovery
University of San Francisco School of Law
Escape: The Defenses of Duress & Necessity, 6 USF L. Rev. 430 (1972)
University of San Francisco School of Law
L.M. Smith, Reversible Error in First Degree Murder Convictions: The Modesto Rule Re-Examined, 7 USF L. Rev. 1, 1972 – (assisted author)
University of San Francisco School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Kona and Waimea Attorneys
Contact & Map
Kona Office
79-7516 Hawaii Belt Road
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Toll-Free: (808) 323-2677
Waimea Office
65-1291 Kawaihae Rd. #102
Kamuela, HI 96743
Telephone: (808) 885-8533
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