Susan Danner Olson

GalowitzOlson Law, PLLC
Family Law Attorney and Mediator

Susan has been compassionately guiding her clients through the legal system for more than 25 years, sometimes serving as a qualified neutral, other times serving as a strong advocate assisting her clients in making good, solid decisions in very difficult and stressful times. She has had the honor of being named a Minnesota Super Lawyer every year since 2009. She has been ranked as a Minnesota Top 50 Woman Lawyer every year since 2014, and listed as a Minnesota Top 100 Lawyer every year since 2015. 

Susan’s undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota provided insight into people’s needs and emotions. After starting her family, Susan returned to the University of Minnesota to attend law school in 1989. She graduated cum laude in 1992. Since then, she has focused her practice on family law and alternative dispute resolution. She currently spends approximately 50 percent of her time representing clients in family law disputes, and 50 percent helping parties resolve disputes in mediation. 

Susan is married and the mother of three children. She is also a very proud grandmother. She has lived in the Stillwater area since 1984.

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Professional Recognition    

Named Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Monthly: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Named a Top 50 Women Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Voted the “Best Lawyer/Attorney” in the St. Croix Valley Area by the Readers of the Stillwater Gazette in 2013 and 2014. 

Lifetime Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who, 2001 Edition


Areas of Practice

Contested and Uncontested Divorce
Complex Property Divisions
Post-Divorce Actions
Child Custody
Parenting Time
Grandparent Visitation/Third Party Custody
Child Support
Spousal Maintenance/Alimony

Bar & Court Admissions
Minnesota State Bar
U.S. Federal District Court, District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.)
University of Minnesota (Psychology B.A.)
Qualified Neutral for Civil Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation, 1997
Qualified Neutral for Family Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1998