Daniel R. Olson
(231) 747-7160 Ext. 111
daniel@ggtmlaw.com

Education

Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law, J.D. 2002, summa cum laude;

Note and Comment Editor – Law Review

Grand Valley State University, B.S. 1999

Muskegon Community College, A.A. 1997

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Muskegon County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Board Member of the Mona Lake Improvement Association

Reserve Police Officer for the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety

President of the Michigan Chapter of Safari Club International

Member of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws Committee of Safari Club International

Vice-Chair of the City of Norton Shores Planning Commission

Dan concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of commercial and probate litigation, including products liability, unfair competition, personal injury, wrongful death and wills, trusts, guardianship and conservatorship disputes.

Experience

Dan concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of commercial and probate litigation, including products liability, unfair competition, personal injury, wrongful death and wills, trusts, guardianship and conservatorship disputes.

Sample Projects

  • Successfully obtained a $250,000 verdict, including over $105,000 in exemplary damages for a corporate client, after a two-week jury trial, during which Dan convinced the jurors to find in favor of his client on all counts, including breach of contract, fraud and veil-piercing against all offices, directors and shareholders.
  • Successfully obtained verdict in client’s favor after 3-day guardianship hearing.
  • Successfully petitioned for dismissal of wrongful death claim in motor vehicle accident.
  • Successfully defended industrial client in breach of contract case involving the sale of electrical substation.
  • Successfully defended a national medical device company by obtaining summary disposition in a personal injury action where the plaintiff claimed permanent disability and inability to work due to an ulnar nerve injury.
  • Successfully defended a large loan company in a fraud case by obtaining summary disposition on all of the plaintiff’s claims, as well as obtaining a six-figure judgment against the plaintiff on all counterclaims, including a claim for attorney’s fees.
  • Successfully settled several significant personal injury cases for injured clients.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant software design company in a federal class action case involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Obtained a verdict at trial in favor of plaintiff towing company concerning the reasonableness of storage fees under Michigan statute.

Education

Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law, J.D. 2002, summa cum laude;

Note and Comment Editor – Law Review

Grand Valley State University, B.S. 1999

Muskegon Community College, A.A. 1997

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Muskegon County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Board Member of the Mona Lake Improvement Association

Reserve Police Officer for the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety

President of the Michigan Chapter of Safari Club International

Member of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws Committee of Safari Club International

Vice-Chair of the City of Norton Shores Planning Commission

Recent News

GGTM Law Celebrates Its 5-Year Anniversary
Posted on April 18, 2017
Today marks a significant milestone for GGTM.  We opened the doors on April 18, 2012 and have been going strong ever since.  Thanks to all our loyal clients, families and supporters who have made the Firm a success!... MORE
GGTM Welcomes Litigator Daniel R. Olson To Its Team
Posted on March 2, 2017
Daniel R. Olson has joined Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”), adding strength and experience to the firm’s growing legal team. Dan brings the number of attorneys now practicing at GGTM to seven and also brings with him 15 years’ experience as a general litigator, having handled cases from the local district court to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dan’s unique background and experience are valuable assets to GGTM and its clients. After graduating summa cum laude from Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, in 2002, Dan spent two years as a clerk for Justice Stephen J. Markman (now... MORE
Michigan Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Amended – Elimination of Buy-Downs for Small UST Owners and Retroactive Reduction in Deductibles
Posted on January 3, 2017
2016 closed out with some good news for underground storage tank (UST) owners in Michigan. On December 21, 2016, Governor Snyder signed House Bill 5599 into law (PA 380 of 2016), amending UST corrective action funding provisions of Part 215 of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, as amended. The most significant impact of this amendment is two-fold: the lowering of deductibles (from $50,000 to $10,000 per claim for owners/operators of eight or more USTs, and from $50,000 to $2,000 per claim for UST owners/operators of seven or fewer USTs). Further, these lower deductible... MORE
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