Less than 3 years after graduation, North Dakota lawyer is on second interim state's attorney gig


An oil refinery near Williston, N.D.
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A North Dakota lawyer who returned to her hometown of Williston to practice law has gotten a lot of experience in her 2½ years of practice.

Taylor Olson recently served for six months as interim McKenzie County state’s attorney and now has the same role in Divide County, the Jamestown Sun reports. She is also a city prosecutor in the oil patch towns of Williston and Arnegard, and is the municipal judge in New Town.

And she has a civil practice.

“I’ve been in practice for 2½ years and my caseload and, I think, the type of experience and the amount of experience that I’ve gotten is second to none,” Olson told the Jamestown Sun.

Olson is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.

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