William J. Olson


University of Richmond (J.D., 1976) (Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity)
Brown University (A.B., 1971) (Political Science & Economics)
Institute in Comparative Political and Economic Systems, Georgetown University (Summer 1970)
The Peddie School (1967) (Cum Laude Society) (LaCapra Trophy (baseball), 1967)

Bar Admissions:
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar

Court Admissions:
U.S. District Courts:  District of Columbia; Eastern District of Virginia; Western District of Virginia; Maryland (inactive)
U.S. Courts of Appeals:  District of Columbia Circuit, Second Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit
Other Federal Courts:  U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Army Court of Criminal Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Congressional Intern, Congressman Charles Sandman (New Jersey), 1970
White House Intern, Domestic Council, 1971
Staff Member, Environment and Urban Systems, U.S. Department of Transportation 1972
Contract Officer; Program Manager, New Hampshire Educational Voucher Project, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1973
Transition Team Leader, Legal Services Corporation, Office of The President-Elect, 1980-1981
Member and Chairman, Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation, 1981-1982
Liaison Member, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1982
Member, Subcommittee on Export Administration, President’s Export Council, 1982-1984
Special Counsel, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service, 1983-1986

Co-Author: “Debating National Health Policy,” American Enterprise Institute, 1977
Author, “Tuition Tax Credits and Alternatives,” American Enterprise Institute, 1978
Co-Author: “Executive Orders and National Emergencies How Presidents Have Come to ‘Run the Country’ by Usurping Legislative Power,” CATO Institute, 1999
Co-Author: “Birthright Citizenship,” U.S. Border Control, 2005
For other publications, see:  http://lawandfreedom.com/wordpress/publications/

Director, Chairman of Personnel and Rehabilitation Committee, Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries (Washington, D.C. area), six years
Master of Ceremonies, Christian Businessmen’s Committee, Washington, D.C., six years
Chairman, Fairfax County (Virginia) Republican Committee, 1980-1982
Member, State Central Committee, Republican Party of Virginia, 1980-1984
Secretary-Treasurer, Victims’ Assistance Legal Organization
Secretary, American Coalition for Competitive Trade
Legal Counsel, Free Speech Coalition
Legal Counsel, Free Speech Defense and Education Fund
Legal Counsel, Association of Priority Mail Users, Inc.
Association Executive Member, U.S. Postal Service Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC)
1983 Distingushed Service to Philanthropy, presented by Philanthropy Monthly
George Washington Honor Medal, Freedom’s Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rating for many years

Philanthropy Monthly Cover

Philanthropy Monthly Cover

Bill Olson at meeting of White House Interns with President Nixon in 1971

Bill Olson at meeting of White House Interns
with President Nixon in 1971