Kelsey C. Olesen
Associate

"Attorneys are also known as “counselors of law” because it is our job to ensure clients make informed decisions. I believe the best way to help a client achieve peace of mind is to take the time to listen to and understand their concerns while customizing a solution that directly responds to their individual needs."

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Kelsey C. Olesen
Associate

"Attorneys are also known as “counselors of law” because it is our job to ensure clients make informed decisions. I believe the best way to help a client achieve peace of mind is to take the time to listen to and understand their concerns while customizing a solution that directly responds to their individual needs."

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Attorney Kelsey Olesen practices with the Litigation team at Rudman Winchell. Her negotiating skills, especially with opposing parties, counsel, and representing clients in contested hearings, help her excel both in and out of the courtroom.

Kelsey is a born and raised Mainer. She grew up in southern Maine before moving to Connecticut to pursue her education at Quinnipiac University where she graduated with a B.A. in History, cum laude, and a B.A. in Legal Studies, cum laude, in 2013. Before attending law school, Kelsey worked for two top law firms in Boston, affording her a unique perspective in all aspects of the legal field.

Kelsey chose to return to Maine for law school and graduated with honors from the University of Maine School of Law in 2013. During law school, Kelsey was sworn in as a student attorney in Maine. This allowed her to work closely with clients on a wide range of civil legal matters, including federal lawsuits, family matters, and probate litigation. Kelsey also served as an editor of the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal and participated in the Jessup Moot Court.

Following her graduation from Law School, Kelsey worked for a boutique firm in Portland. She helped hundreds of people negotiate, try, and settle their personal injury cases. She actively negotiated with opposing counsel, insurance adjusters, and health insurance companies to get the best results for her clients. This work and her previous experience have guided her passion for litigation and ensuring people are adequately protected. Kelsey is dedicated to ensuring her clients have a zealous advocate in the courtroom.

Kelsey’s years of experience have taught her the importance of working closely with clients on every aspect of their civil legal matters. Kelsey would be honored to work with you to help solve your problem. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, and trying to keep up with their dog, Emma.

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Contact

207.947.4501

kolesen@rudmanwinchell.com

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Memberships and Affiliations

Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Maine Bar Association

Penobscot Bar


Bar Admissions

Maine 2018

Admitted in Maine U.S. District Court for the District of Maine 2020

Education

Quinnipiac University, Hampden Connecticut (B.A in History and B.A. in Legal Studies)

University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine (J.D.)

Assistant

Kassie Hopkins

khopkins@rudmanwinchell.com

Lisa Belyea

lbelyea@rudmanwinchell.com