Daniel R. Olson
(231) 291-0111
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

Legacy Release Program Funding Completely Allocated
Posted on April 2, 2018
On March 16, 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that the $36 million in funding earmarked for the Legacy Release Program (LRP) barely 6 months ago (via the passage of Public Act 130 of 2017) has been completely allocated to approved or pending claim submittals. As a result, the MDEQ is not reviewing any additional claims made under the LRP. However, a waiting list of up to 100 more claim applications will be maintained, in the event that current claims do not expend the full approved amount or are otherwise denied. The waiting list information can... MORE
New MUSTA Legislation Enacted
Posted on October 27, 2017
House Bill 4583 was recently signed into law by Governor Snyder.  This Bill creates the “Legacy Release Program”, establishes new options to demonstrate financial responsibility for cleanup fund deductibles, and provides for reimbursement of local units of government (LUG) for certain corrective action costs. The highlights of HB 4583 (now referred to as Public Act 134 of 2017) are outlined below: The Legacy Release Program is created and will be administered by the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA). The intent is to provide a mechanism to aid in the completion of corrective actions and to close out “old”... MORE
Scott Timmer Elected to Serve on Council
Posted on August 4, 2017
GGTM is proud to announce that our own J. Scott Timmer was elected by his peers to serve on the Council for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan at the Section’s annual meeting on July 21, 2017.  The Council term is three years. Scott has been an active member of the Real Property Law Section for a number of years. Scott served as a co-chair for the Section’s Summer Conference for 2015 and 2016. Scott currently chairs the Section’s “Homeward Bound” seminars and acts as the coordinator for the Section’s Residential Transactions and Finance... MORE
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