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Sonny J. Olsen 
Provo, Utah
phone (801) 812-1000 (Provo, Utah)
fax 801-374-1724
email Email Me

Sonny is a named Partner and shareholder of Heideman, McKay, Heugly & Olsen.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Sonny was one of the first 500 organizers of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. Prior to that, Sonny worked successfully for in the technology arena in Utah and Redwood City, California for companies such as imall.com, excite.com, Excite@home, ADP Inc, and KPMG Consulting.

Sonny is a graduate of the prestigious University of Iowa Law School, where he was privileged to serve as a research assistant for the esteemed President Willard "Sandy" Boyd, President Emeritus of the University of Iowa, and tenured law professor.  Sonny also worked with President Boyd on the Iowa Governor's non-profit task force, which included assisting President Boyd in his remarks in Washington, D.C. to the Senate Committee overseeing President George W. Bush's Faith Based Initiative.

Sonny enjoys complex litigation, which includes criminal and civil trial work, commercial and securities litigation, arbitration, personal injury litigation, and Sonny advises and consults with individuals and businesses across the State of Utah concerning their business strategies, and tax and estate planning.

Some of Sonny's achievements include:

         Extensive criminal and civil trial experience in Federal and State Courts, including multiple jury trials in the past four years.   Criminal practice focuses primarily on felony related matters.

         Co-counsel and spokesman for several victims' families in the 2007 Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster in Huntington, Utah.  Assisted the Crandall victim's families secure a settlement with multiple Defendants.

         Co-Counsel in a wrongful death action that netted a settlement in excess of $750,000.

         Personal injury settlement over $100,000 for injuries sustained to a passenger in an automobile accident.

         Lead Counsel in a wrongful death action with anticipated settlement in excess of $2,500,000.

         Probate Judgment in excess of $110,000 in dispute regarding property distribution involving an elective share.

         $210,000 arbitration award in a breach of contract action.

         Lead Counsel in a $500,000 claim in the Court of Federal Claims for damages sustained in a project involving the Federal Government and a Utah Contractor.

          Admitted pro hac vice in Florida, California and New Mexico in various matters over the past three years.

Sonny and his wife of nine years have four lovely children and they reside in Payson, Utah.  The Olsen family enjoys riding motorcycles and ATVs as well as fishing, camping, and enjoying the outdoors, and Sonny and Bandi are active advocates of adoption.

Sonny sits on multiple boards across the State of Utah and is actively involved in his community both politically, and advocating for community minded activities to better foster community support and community awareness.  This great country was founded on community involvement and innovation, and Sonny works to foster ideals supporting those efforts.