Emerson Hilton

Emerson is a partner with the firm and focuses his practice on environmental law, energy and utility regulation, Indian and tribal issues, and matters involving real estate and property.  He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he received Certificates of Merit in Evidence and Federal Indian Law, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Emerson is currently a member of the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Leelanau County Land Bank Authority, and the State Bar of Michigan's Standing Committee on American Indian Law.
While a law student, Emerson worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Chicago and the National Wildlife Federation in Ann Arbor.  Emerson was previously a Staff Editor at The Atlantic magazine in Boston, and he is a former member of the Empire Village Council.

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Position Available

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is looking to hire a Legal Assistant and Litigation Specialist to join our team. For more info, please go to: OBH Job Posting

May 1, 2015 

Retiring after almost 28 years!

Doreen Schramski retired on May 1, 2015, after almost 28 years with our firm, supporting our office and clients. We couldn't have gotten where we are today without her help. We are grateful for her time and the memories along the way! Join us in wishing her all the best in her retirement!

May 1, 2015 

Partnership Announcement

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is pleased to announce that Ross A. Hammersley, Kate E. Redman, and Emerson Hilton have become 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