Civil Litigation

We 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 90 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.


Mailing Address

(For both locations)
Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Traverse City

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Ph:   (231) 946-0044
Fax:   (231) 946-4807

Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm


Olson, Bzdok & Howard
427 Main St.
2nd Floor
Frankfort, MI 49635

Ph:   (231) 352-4412
Fax:   (231) 946-4807

Hours: By Appointment