Katie Olson is 2006 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law. She was admitted to the Montana State Bar and the U.S. District Court in 2006. Katie received her B.A. in Liberal Arts and Spanish from the University of Montana in 2001, graduating with high honors.
In law school, Katie participated on the UM Law Negotiations Team. During her third year of law school, Katie worked in the Criminal Defense Clinic to obtain posthumous pardons for Montana citizens convicted of sedition during World War I. As a result of this work, Katie was one recipient of the ACLU's 2006 Vern Klingman award. Katie interned for Montana Legal Services and the Federal Defenders of Montana while in law school.
Prior to entering private practice, Katie spent her first year out of law school working for the Office of the Montana State Public Defender. Since that time, she has developed a practice that focuses primarily on criminal defense.
Katie is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. Katie also serves on the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel.