Bruce A. Olson
Bruce A. Olson, is founder and president of ONLAW Trial Technologies, LLC. Prior to assuming a full-time legal technology consulting practice, Mr. Olson was a shareholder in the Wisconsin-based law firm of Davis and Kuelthau, SC. He is an experienced civil trial lawyer with almost thirty years of active practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, computer technology related litigation, product liability litigation, professional liability defense and environmental litigation.
Mr. Olson has extensive experience dealing with electronic discovery and electronic records and data management, and related legal and trial presentation computer technologies. He is also a certified forensic computer examiner, having received his Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), No. 1305, on June 15, 2010, from the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners. He is AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell, and is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, having been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates in 1997 and recertified in 2002 and 2007. He has tried over 60 jury trials to verdict in either the Federal District Courts or the Circuit Courts of Wisconsin, and has handled appeals at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Olson is a nationally recognized legal technologist focusing primarily on the areas of computer forensics, electronic discovery, and litigation technology. He is the co-author of the best-selling Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines, published by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section. He was the recipient of the prestigious “TechnoLawyer of the year 2002 @ Award” from TechnoLawyer. He was chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2004, Vice Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2003, and served on the TECHSHOW Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004. He has been a frequent and highly rated speaker at the ABA TECHSHOW, at other ABA Section events, at various LegalTech presentations and at State Bar sponsored presentations throughout the United States and Canada. He has published technology related articles in Digital Forensic Investigator News, TechnoLawyer, Law.com, Law Office Computing, Law Technology News, Law Firm Governance and other national publications.
Mr. Olson graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1981, and Marquette University in 1977. He graduated with an Honors AB as a member of Marquette University’s Honors Program. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu in 1976. He is admitted to the State Courts of Wisconsin, the Eastern and Western United States District Courts of Wisconsin, and the United States Supreme Court.