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William R. Olson


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American Samoa (GMT -11)
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Attorney William R. Olson
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln
Prior to joining RDA Law Firm, Will was a junior partner at an Arkansas law firm. There he represented small businesses, corporations, government entities, and individuals in civil litigation, property and real estate matters, family law, wills and trusts, personal injury matters, and employment law, among others. He also provided legal counsel to two Arkansas cities and their city officials on issues involving employment law, police officer policies and procedures, an annexation of land purchased by a Fortune 500 company, a mayor’s executive dealings with investors involving a startup company, and city council procedural issues, to name a few. In addition, Will served as a city prosecutor for three Arkansas cities, having prosecuted over 500 cases.When he is not helping clients solve their legal problems, Will enjoys cycling, swimming, running, and hiking.Will became a member of the American Samoa Bar Association in 2017.

Practice Focus


Will earned his law degree with Honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor of the UALR Law Journal and a member of the UALR Moot Court Board. He was also the overall winner and recipient of Top Brief for Respondent in the 2014 Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition, a Judicial Extern to the Honorable D. Price Marshall, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, a student attorney in the UALR Litigation Clinic, and a law clerk at several law firms. Will earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University’s School of Architecture.

Before law school, Will trained and managed personnel at a Fortune 500 company in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. During this time, he also served on a city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, Sign Board of Appeals, and Zoning Board of Adjustments. As an attorney, Will regularly draws on his experience in both business and government engagement to understand the needs of his clients and the points of view of opposing counsel, courts, and juries.

Education


Texas A&M University, B.S., Urban and Regional Planning
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, Juris Doctor/J.D.

Admission


2016 – present    Member, Arkansas Bar Association
2017 – present    Member, American Samoa Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships


2014 – present   Member, American Bar Association
2015 – 2017        Pupil, American Inns of Court, Judge William R. Overton Inn of Court
2016 – 2017        Member, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

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