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Nathan A. Olson

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Nathan A. Olson


Mr. Olson's primary practice consists of criminal, appellate, and post-conviction cases. He also handles administrative law matters, including license revocations.

During law school, Nathan was a member of the New York Law School Law Review and served as an Articles Editor. Following graduation, Nathan worked as a Polk County District Court Clerk before joining Branstad and Olson.

Nathan received his Bachelor of Science from Drake University in 2004 and his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from New York Law School in 2012.

Mr. Olson is a member of the American and Iowa Bar Associations, and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Nathan is also Senior Counsel in the Blackstone Inn of Court.

Nathan’s time outside the office is usually spent outdoors, participating in activities such as running, mountain biking, or playing softball.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal
  • Appellate
  • Administrative Law


  • JD. New York Law ’12
  • BA. Drake University ’04


  • Iowa State Courts
  • Northern District of Iowa Federal Courts
  • Southern District of Iowa Federal Courts


  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Blackstone Inn of Court
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars: 

    2019 - 2021

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