Civil Litigation and Agency Representation

LogoWe have successfully represented clients at all levels of the state, federal, and administrative courts. Our attorneys have a track record of positive results in litigation that reaches from agency and tribal courts up to the highest appellate bodies, including the Michigan Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, and U.S. Supreme Court.

James Olson and William Rastetter, the firm’s two senior attorneys, have combined litigation experience of more than 80 years and more than 40 reported decisions.

In some instances, however, the best advice we can give with respect to litigation is how to avoid it. Clients appreciate our skill in evaluating the economic risks and benefits of litigation.


Kate Redman is one of TC's 40 under 40!

Kate Redman, Community Enterprise Attorney and Partner at Olson, Bzdok & Howard, has been selected as one of Traverse City's Most Influential Professionals under 40 for 2015. This is the second year in a row Kate has been selected by the TC Business News as part of TC's "40 under 40." Congrats Kate!

Sept. 1, 2015 

Partnership Announcement

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is pleased to announce that Ross A. Hammersley and Kate E. Redman became shareholders with the firm. Please take a look at their attorney profiles to learn more about these young legal trailblazers.

March 20, 2015 

Larry McKay & Joan McKay have joined our firm!

Olson, Bzdok & Howard welcomes Larry McKay and Joan McKay into our firm as Of Counsel attorneys. Olson, Bzdok & Howard will continue to maintain offices in both Traverse City and Frankfort, so that we can more conveniently serve clients in the surrounding counties throughout northern Michigan.

January 1, 2015