Jeffry Olson, J.D.

Freelance writer

Jeffry Olson graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1994, and previously attended the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, earning a degree in political science and a minor in German. Jeffry's practice covers a wide variety of areas, including estate planning, family law, and criminal defense. He can be found at

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