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Criminal Law And Family Law Attorney Heather Olson

As a respected criminal defense and family law attorney, Heather Olson is a head above the rest when it comes to interpersonal skills with clients and her command of criminal and family law. Not only does she know the law and fight for what’s right for her clients, she manages each assessment with compassion and sensitivity.

When clients come into Heather’s office, they do not feel as though they are being judged. Heather treats people as equals and individuals. While still maintaining her professionalism, she has a knack for making clients feel as though they have just spoken to a friend. Clients feel reassured that Heather is taking her top-notch knowledge of the law and applying it with close attention to detail to each case in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Whether facing criminal charges or conviction, or distress caused by personal family crises, many people caught up in the justice system are intimidated, uncertain how to protect their rights, and fearful for their future and their freedoms.

Heather is strategic, tenacious, and forward thinking in her tactics for each case. Clients find her to be an approachable, genuinely caring family law attorney with passion and diligence in protecting her client’s rights.

Criminal Defense Attorney Committed To Fighting For Your Rights

Heather has extensive experience prosecuting cases at the Wright County Prosecution Attorney’s Office; she has been a part-time Public Defender and is now a private attorney. Her ability to creatively approach each case and see the inherently unique qualities sets her apart. She has significant courtroom experience and the ability to negotiate effectively and persuasively in high-stress situations. She knows how the legal system works and crafts her cases to overcome potential challenges, positioning her clients in the best light.

“Strategy is key to how I approach my cases. By working from a big picture perspective, I am able to make the process of dealing with the legal system less awkward and humiliating for my clients, and am able to more flexibly negotiate with prosecutors and find solutions that are in the best interests of my clients.”

Family Law Attorney With Accountability From The Beginning

When you work with Heather, she will be honest with you about your options. You will know what to expect at every stage. If there are issues such as chemical dependency or mental health problems, Heather’s trusted network of professionals can help. Seeking help up front and addressing issues from the beginning leave a client’s credibility intact. She has effectively helped clients achieve more positive outcomes as a result of an accountability-based approach.

Minimize Consequences And The Impact On Your Reputation

Most criminal convictions carry some sort of “collateral consequences” or “civil sanctions” and can be devastating to a person’s ability to move on with their lives after they have been convicted of a crime. For families going through difficult transitions like divorce, child custody or spousal maintenance, the physical and emotional effects of separating assets and connections can have lasting effects. Heather is committed to ensuring her clients move on with their lives without significant scarring from what is often a mistake or poor decision. There may be ways to negotiate your case to avoid additional negative repercussions.

Chart a Path Through Your Difficulties. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation today: 763-682–4009. Expect a response within 24 hours or less. If you cannot travel to our office, we can come to you. We also offer flexible payment plans.

Olson has been proudly recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services per year as a 2015 North Star Lawyer. By donating her time, Heather’s tireless efforts have helped numerous people who wouldn’t have been able to afford legal counsel.

Past Positions

  • Wright County Prosecution Attorney’s Office, Public Defender

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • DWI
  • Expungements
  • Restraining Orders
  • Juvenile Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota


  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association