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Jennifer Olson joined Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben in 2018 and has brought with her significant experience fighting for injured people inside and outside the courtroom. She understands that when people are injured it can be an incredibly difficult task just to get better, let alone taking on a big insurance company that is refusing to be fair.
Jennifer’s clients know that they have someone who cares about their best interest and will fight for them every step of the way so that they can focus on their recovery. Her passion and fight for her clients often helps resolve a claim fairly outside of court. However, if an insurance company refuses to resolve a claim fairly, Jennifer will take the case to a jury and ask them to hold the insurance company accountable to fairly compensate her clients.
Jennifer works on all aspects of personal injury including car and motorcycle crashes, premises liability, dog bites, wrongful death claims, and general liability cases. She is licensed to practice in Minnesota.
Being actively involved in the legal community is important to Jennifer. She frequently presents at continuing legal education classes and is the chair of the Minnesota Association for Justice’s Amicus Committee, which provides amicus briefs to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court advocating on behalf of injured people. Jennifer has a passion for motion writing and appellate advocacy because not only is it important to give individual clients the best chance at a fair outcome, but it allows her to advocate for more fair outcomes under the law for all people injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Minnesota State Bar, 2012
Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2012
Hamline Health Law Moot Court Team
Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Production Editor
Augsburg College, B.A. Degree in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 2008
Hopkins High School, 2001
TSR Injury Law, August 2013 – January 2018
Lord & Associates, July 2011 – August 2013
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
Minnesota Association for Justice, Member, Amicus Committee
As a child and an adult, nothing bothered me more than the saying, “life isn’t fair.” I simply could not accept leaving it at that. I went to law school because I knew that even though I could not make life fair, if I worked hard, I knew I could make life more fair.
Shortly after becoming an attorney, I worked on a jury trial for a man who was terribly injured after a snowmobile collision. His life was forever changed by his injuries. The insurance company refused to make a fair offer. Ultimately the jury agreed and awarded him $2.4 million. I would come home after long days and weeks and although I was exhausted, it didn’t feel like work. It felt like I was doing what was right. I knew I hadn’t just found a job; I had figured out what I was meant to do.
Representing injured people is a privilege. As a personal injury attorney, it is my job to be there for people and help them through what is often the most difficult time of their life. This means listening to them, guiding them though the process, and fighting on their behalf. Clients trust me with their problems, their concerns for the future, and the story of their life before and after a collision. It is my job to take away every stress I can so they can give their energy and focus to recovering. I can never give back the life a person had before a collision, but I can fight with every ounce of my being to relieve stress and get them fair compensation. With every person I have the privilege to represent it is my goal to make life a little more fair.
I also get to work with my paralegal, and my friend, Heather Erickson. Together we work to make every client’s experience as positive as possible.
One of the best parts of my job is hearing from people about their experience working with my team. For example, a woman I represented, who was injured when the fire alarms in her home did not go off because the landlord failed to properly install them, stated:
“I met Jenny and instantly felt like I had a beloved family member fighting for me. She is kind and sweet, but smart and tenacious! Everything you want in a lawyer fighting for you. Heather is a valued member to her team and the two of them are dynamic. I always felt like I was their number one priority and their only case. I would never use anyone else!”
Another note from a client:
“Jennifer became our attorney after a motorcycle accident. She took care of the legal work, hospital billing, and insurances. Her personal visits to the hospital and our home showed how much she cared. At all times, she kept us up to date with steps taken and the status of claims. Jennifer was very professional and always took the extra step to make us feel comfortable and cared for.”
Now, after practicing several years, this job still doesn’t feel like “work.” I end every day feeling like I am doing what is right and making a difference. I could not be more lucky.