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April Erin Olson

April Erin Olson

April Erin Olson



80 E. Rio Salado Parkway
Suite 710
Tempe, AZ 85281


Indian law


April Olson joined the firm in May 2010 and is a partner in the Tempe Office. She practices almost exclusively in the field of federal Indian law and tribal law. Her Indian law experience includes a wide variety of practice area including labor and employment law, civil litigation, taxation, criminal law, code drafting, guardianship and adoptions and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) matters.  

A substantial part of Ms. Olson’s practice involves ICWA matters. Ms. Olson has represented nine (9) tribes in ICWA matters in over 10 states across the country. Ms. Olson has provided ICWA representation to tribes at the state trial court level and in appellate proceedings.

Ms. Olson is licensed to practice in the State Courts of California and Arizona, the District Court of the Arizona, and the tribal courts of the Gila River Indian Community, the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Hualapai Tribe, the Kaibab Band of Pauite Indians and the Havasupai Tribe. Prior to law school, Ms. Olson did social work for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Ms. Olson is also a former Chair of the Indian Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona and a member of the Native American Bar Association of Arizona.


Eastern New Mexico University (B.S. 2000)

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law (J.D. 2006)
    Certificate in Indian Law from Indian Legal Program


State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of California

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

San Carlos Apache Tribe


Member of Indian Law Section of State Bar of Arizona

Member of Arizona Chapter of Native American Bar Association

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law, Indian Legal Program Advisory Committee Member

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