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Jeff Scott Olson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Madison, WI

The Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm SC
131 West Wilson Street, Suite 1200
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-283-6001
Fax: 608-283-0945
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

At The Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm SC, Jeff Scott Olson represents clients throughout Wisconsin. He is a civil rights,  employment, and personal injury attorney who has built a strong reputation throughout the country by representing small companies and individuals as they take on insurance companies, government agencies and large corporations. Throughout his career, he has represented victims of police misconduct, whistleblowers, accident victims, those who have had their First Amendment rights violated, and those who have been discriminated against in public accommodations, housing and employment.

Named Best Civil Rights Lawyer in Madison by Madison Magazine on several occasions since 1994, Mr. Olson has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since its earliest editions. Admitted to practice in the State of Wisconsin and numerous federal courts throughout the country, he began representing clients in 1976 after earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Mr. Olson has won several landmark cases and recovered multi-million-dollar jury verdicts for his clients. Known around the country as a knowledgeable civil rights attorney, he has presented educational programs for other attorneys more than 60 times.

The American Civil Liberties Union named Mr. Olson the Volunteer Attorney of the Year in 1986. In 1988, he was given the Fair Housing Advocate Award from the Dane County Fair Housing Council, and in 2010, he won the Most Decisive Victory award by the Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association. In 2013, he was named the Warrior of the Year by the Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Civil Rights
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Jeff Scott Olson

First Admitted: 1976, Wisconsin

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Individual Rights Section, Chair


  • , Best Lawyers in America
  • , Super Lawyers
  • , Volunteer Attorney of the Year, 1986
  • , Best Civil Rights Lawyer in Madison, Madison Magazine, January 1994
  • , Warrior of the Year Award, Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2013
  • , Winner, Most Decisive Victory Award, Wisconsin Employment Lawyers’ Association, 2010
  • , Dane County Fair Housing Council, Fair Housing Advocate Award, 1988


  • Watkins v. LIRC
  • Gilbert v. State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin, with Honors, 1972
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Office Location for Jeff Scott Olson

131 West Wilson Street
Suite 1200
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-283-6001

Fax: 608-283-0945

Last Updated: 6/9/2022

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