About Us
Michele Olsen, Esq.

Michele Olsen, Esq. is a partner at Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. Ms. Olsen has been engaged in the practice of matrimonial and family law since her admission to the Bar in 2002.

Ms. Olsen received her Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University and is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University and a Master's in Social Work (with a focus on psychiatric and drug related issues) from Adelphi University. Ms. Olsen's extensive education and professional experiences make her particularly well suited to assist her clients with the legal, psychological and emotional aspects associated with matrimonial actions.

Ms. Olsen is responsible for handling matrimonial and family law cases involving complex custody, visitation, family offenses, equitable distribution and support issues. Ms. Olsen has assisted in the preparation of an article in the Nassau Lawyer entitled "The Valuation of a Closely Held Business" and has a chapter on domestic violence and child abuse in the book entitled "Family Scripts" by Dr. Joan Atwood. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, has sat as an Early Neutral Evaluator for the Nassau County Supreme Court and serves on the advisory board of the We Care Fund at the Nassau County Bar Association.

Ms. Olsen is also the founder and Co-Chairperson of the Animal Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, where she has organized and lectured at Continuing Legal Education Programs for both attorneys and the public regarding animal issues in matrimonial, family, and other areas of the law. She has handled numerous high profile cases involving the rights of animal and their owners; has moderated and lectured at the Bar on legal issues pertaining to animals; has been a guest on radio programs in New York and the United Kingdom regarding animals and the law, and provides assistance to several animal shelters and non-profit organizations.