John L. Olson is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters from litigation (civil, probate, trust disputes); advising businesses in day to day matters, including contracts and management; transactional work for individuals and business; criminal defense; to Estate Planning in Kona and Kamuela. As a sole practioner he gained a width breadth of knowledge to assist his clients in just about anything. He was born and raised on the Island of O`ahu, and moved to Kona in 1973 with his wife. There, they raised two sons: Robert and Peter Olson, both of whom are attorneys. John started practicing in Kona in 1973 with local attorney Richard Ishida. In 1975, John joined the Office of the Public Defender in Hilo, where he became the supervising Deputy for the Big Island until he opened his own private practice in Kona in 1978. John's office was located at the Kealakekua Ranch Center for 34 years before renaming the firm and moving to our current location. John is the Co-Founder of the West Hawai`i Bar Association. He is a former Per Diem Judge of the District and Family Court.