Michael Best & Friedrich LLP: Law360 names Olson a rising star



Jennifer R. Rupkey

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MILWAUKEE, WI (March 31, 2015) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney Joseph L. Olson has been chosen as one of Law360’s Rising Stars of 2015 in the Employment category. Olson is the only attorney based in Wisconsin to receive this honor and Michael Best is the only Wisconsin firm represented. Through their annual Rising Stars’ list, Law360 recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.

The 2015 Rising Stars list includes a total of 144 attorneys selected from a record 1,200 submissions. The honorees, which hail from 75 law firms and span 29 practice areas, are selected based on career accomplishments in their respective practice areas. Olson, a trial attorney and partner at Michael Best, was one of just five attorneys selected in his respective category.

Olson practices primarily in the areas of constitutional law, class action defense, product liability defense, employee benefits and complex commercial litigation matters. In addition to his trial practice, Olson has a successful appellate practice. He has handled numerous appellate cases in state and federal court and has had the pleasure of arguing before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

For more than 167 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. The firm has more than 220 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, D.C.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Austin, Texas. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: labor and employment relations, litigation, intellectual property, and transactional including business law, land and resources (environmental and real estate), tax and wealth planning.