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Meredith Olan

Law Office of Jason C. Goddard, LLC
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Meredith Olan
Law Office of Jason C. Goddard, LLC

Attorney Meredith Olan is the Supervising Attorney at Goddard Law Offices. She graduated magna cum laude in 2006 from SUNY at Buffalo, where she double-majored in International Studies and Spanish Literature and Linguistics, with a minor in French.

She earned her law degree from Quinnipiac University in 2008. She has since focused her practice in the areas of Criminal Law, Post-Conviction, and Child Protection.

Attorney Olan began her career in the Hartford Public Defender’s Office and later moved to the New Haven Public Defender’s Office. While with the Public Defenders, she worked with a diverse load of criminal cases, from gun and drug offenses to domestic violence and larceny cases. Attorney Olan handled matters, including jury trials, in the GA court as well as the JD court.

After leaving the Division of Public Defender Services in 2016, Attorney Olan joined the Goddard Law Firm. She has handled a wide range of cases, including homicides, arsons, sexual assaults, robberies, embezzlement cases, serious domestic violence cases, and drug cases. She has tried cases to verdict around the state and is comfortable working with her clients in both Spanish and English. She was recently selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star for 2020 and was also selected as a “Top 40 under 40” award recipient by the National Trial Lawyers.

As the Supervising Attorney in the office, Attorney Olan is responsible for training and supervising all the other attorneys and paralegals in the office. She also provides instruction in a training course through the Office of the Chief Public Defender designed to help young attorneys become proficient in practicing criminal law around the state.

Meredith additionally leads her office in their representation of children and families in Juvenile Court, where she handles serious child protection matters as well as juvenile delinquency matters and trains other lawyers in her office to do the same.

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