Daniel Olsen has been a life-long resident of Northern California and a Sacramento area resident for 16+ years.

He attended DeLaSalle High School in Concord, CA where he was an accomplished distance runner on their nationally ranked cross-country and track teams.

After high school he attended and graduated from UC Davis with a double major in Economics and Communications.

A number of years after graduating from UC Davis, he attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he graduated with an emphasis in trial advocacy.


While attending UC Davis and for years after graduating Dan worked as a member of the Mendocino Hot Shots, an elite wildland firefighting group. It was while working long shifts in arduous conditions that Dan learned the true value of hard work and planning that he carries with him everyday to the courtroom.

While in law school he was one of the few selected law clerks for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office where he worked in the felony preliminary hearing and major narcotics unit.

In addition to working in San Francisco he also interned for the Sacramento District Attorney’s office in the misdemeanor, juvenile, and domestic violence units.

After graduating from law school, Dan was a sworn Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County. While working there he conducted numerous jury and bench trials.

In 2010, Dan left the DA’s office to open his own law firm specializing in aggressive criminal defense. Since starting his firm he has been successful in trying dozens of misdemeanor and felony cases to verdict in front of a jury. He has had over 100 cases dismissed.

In the last year alone, Dan has received not guilty verdicts on two cases where his client was facing life in prison.

In addition to criminal work, Mr. Olsen expanded his practice in 2012 by apprenticing with a high end estate planning firm in the Sacramento area.


Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation.

Top Business Attorney 2016 & 2017


His personal interests include hiking with his wife and two kids, fishing, and playing golf.