MSU College of Law

Jules Olsman

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Jules B. Olsman is president of Olsman, Mueller, Wallace & MacKenzie, P.C., which maintains offices in Berkley, Lapeer, and Battle Creek, Michigan. The firm’s practice areas are medical malpractice, nursing home liability, police misconduct, motor vehicle/trucking negligence, and product liability cases. Olsman has been counsel for individuals in product liability and long-term care cases in numerous states outside Michigan. He and the members of his firm have earned recognition as highly experienced and dedicated to excellence in long-term care and medical malpractice litigation.

Olsman currently services as a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners. He previously served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (2001–06), and he was one of the founders of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group. He is past president of the Michigan Association for Justice (2000–01) and past chair of the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He served as a member of the Executive Board of the Oakland County Bar Association (2008–11). Former Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Olsman to serve on the Governor’s Task Force on Elder Abuse. He has testified on several occasions before the Michigan Legislature on long-term care and tort law issues. Olsman has contributed to numerous legal publications and has moderated and participated in continuing legal education seminars for attorneys throughout the United States on issues regarding long-term care, trial practice, and lien issues in personal injury cases.

Olsman is a member of the executive board and serves as legislative counsel for Citizens for Better Care in Michigan. He was the 2008 recipient of the Sanford Rosenthal Memorial Award from the Oakland County Bar Association. In November 2009, he was elected to a four-year term on the Huntington Woods City Commission.

Olsman is a 1975 graduate of Wayne State University and a 1978 graduate of Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law). He began teaching at the Law College in 2010.