Lawyers in the Public Interest

According to cliché, there are two kinds of lawyers.

The kind people make jokes about. And the kind they make movies about.

Lawyers who sell their services to the powerful. And lawyers who fight the powerful on behalf of ordinary people.

Abraham Lincoln (himself a lawyer) defined democracy as government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Yet, even in a democracy, powerful organizations can act contrary to the interests of individuals or communities. Which is why, for over 40 years, we have been a public interest law firm.

We believe clean air, clean water, the existence of wilderness, and the preservation of family farms are in the public interest.

We believe standing up for individual rights is in the public interest.

We believe supporting local government, and holding it accountable, are in the public interest.

When you work for your ideals you work harder.

We’ve been working for ours since 1972. 


Olson, Bzdok & Howard Announces Affiliation with Frankfort’s McKay & McKay

In mutual recognition of the good work and professionalism for which both law firms are known, Olson, Bzdok & Howard is happy to announce that it is now affiliated with Frankfort’s McKay & McKay, which is one of the most well-respected and distinguished firms in northern Michigan. This affiliation will allow Olson, Bzdok & Howard 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, 2014