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Lars H. Olsen

"...bad things happen to good people, and we need to help each other along the way."
Lars H. Olsen Attorney At Law

Lars Olsen was raised in Salem, Oregon and graduated from Willamette University in 1988 with a B.S in American Studies and a minor in Economics. Lars graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1991, having clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice his last two years in law school.

A tireless advocate for the underdog, Lars enjoys assisting those in financial distress receive a “fresh start” and easing the crushing burdens that debts and creditors cause to individuals, couples and families. Lars has travelled the State of Oregon from one end to another over the years, both as an experienced bankruptcy attorney and also for his love for the natural beauty of the State.

Making this all possible is Celeste, his wife of three decades, who has provided unwavering support since the very beginning of his legal career.

As a Boy Scout Leader and a father of four, he has enjoyed crabbing on the Oregon coast, waterfowl and big game hunting and backpacking in the Oregon Wilderness. “Both of my parents were raised in rural Albany during the Great Depression”, he states, “they taught me at an early age that bad things happen to good people, and we need to help each other along the way.”


  • Willamette University , B.S. American Studies, minor in Economics
  • Willamette University College of Law