Exclusively Practicing Criminal Defense for
Two Decades
David Olshansky
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David S. Olshansky

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Phone: (312) 902-3344

216 S Jefferson St #101
Chicago, Illinois 60661

Mr. Olshansky founded the firm to concentrate completely on criminal charges and related issues. His practice is limited to only issues which arise out of criminal and quasi-criminal cases including charges of murder, unlawful use of weapons and other gun violations, narcotics cases, possession and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, drug trafficking, battery, sexual assault, theft and retail theft, domestic battery, driving under the influence (DUI), disorderly conduct. He is admitted by the Supreme Court to the Illinois State Bar and Federal Bar. Born in Chicago, he received B.B.A. with Honors from the University of Miami, Florida and his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received multiple CALI awards for having the highest grade in a class. Mr. Olshansky’s devotion to criminal defense and proof of his worthiness in the courtroom is clear from his reputation among his peers.

The majority of Mr. Olshansky’s criminal practice is in Chicago and Cook County, however, over the last two decades he has handled criminal cases in Federal and State courts all throughout Illinois, and in Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, and Georgia.

Mr. Olshansky knows the importance of continuing legal education after admission to the bar.

Mr. Olshansky holds verified certificates of completion for the following courses:

  • An Ethics Favorite: the Stupid Rule (or, “Rule 8.4” As Some Lawyers Call It) 5/17/2017
  • The Ethical Implications of Electronically Stored Information 5/17/2017
  • Attorney-Client Privilege in Email 5/17/2017
  • Accidental Disclosure: Your Ethical Obligations to Protect Confidential Client Information 5/17/2017
  • The Ethical Pitfalls of an Online Presence 5/17/2017
  • Ethically Defending the Drug Case 5/18/2017
  • Stand-Up CLE: Easter Charade – the Astonishing, Inexplicable, Ridiculous, Inept, Unethical but True Revenge Plot of Two Married Lawyers 5/18/2017
  • Are You InSANE? Ethical Dilemmas in Sex Cases 5/18/2017
  • Social Media & Trials 5/18/2017
  • Civil Rights and Police Litigation 5/18/2017
  • #WhatYouNeedToKnow: Professional Conduct and Advertising in the World of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (NEW YORK) 5/18/2017
  • Legal Ethics: Terminating Legal Representation 5/18/2017
  • Transgender Persons & the Law 5/18/2017
  • Recent Developments in Document Retention: Legal, Ethical and Practical Advice in the Context of Criminal, Regulatory and Civil Litigation 5/19/2017
  • Navigating Civil and Criminal Tax Investigations 5/19/2017
  • Essential Conflicts of Interest Rules: Key Issues 5/19/2017
  • Maintaining the Rule of Law – Our Most Important Border 5/19/2017
  • Digital Forensics for Attorneys: How to Write a Forensic Expert Report 5/20/2017
  • Cannabis and Commercial Real Estate: Navigating a Budding Industry 5/20/2017
  • The Ethical Limits of Trial Advocacy: How High Can You Go? 5/20/2017
  • The Ethics of Social Media with a Criminal Law Twist 02/14/2013
  • Mastering Motions in Limine and Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases: MCLE Criminal Law Briefing 02/13/2013
  • Cutting Edge Discovery Techniques in Criminal Cases 2012 02/13/2013
  • Evidentiary Issues: Recent Developments in Criminal Cases 02/13/2013
  • Lessons Learned from a Drug Lab Scandal 02/12/2013
  • To Plea or Not to Plea: What Are the Questions? 02/11/2013
  • DUI Boot Camp 02/11/2013
  • Preventing and Defending Prosecutorial Misconduct 10/04/2010
  • The Supreme Court and Honest Services: Does the Skilling Decision Provide any Clarity or Fair Notice of What is Prohibited? 10/04/2010
  • The Murder of Vincent Chin 10/03/2010
  • Identifying Ethical, Bias, and Substance Abuse Issues 10/02/2010
  • Supreme Court: a Year in Review 10/02/2010
  • The 10th Annual Practical Aspects of Practicing Law: Criminal Law 10/01/2010
  • The Second Amendment after McDonald v. City of Chicago 09/27/2010
  • An Introduction to International Criminal Law (Part 2) 09/24/2010
  • Hope for Hopeless Cases V: Defending the DNA Case 05/18/2010
  • Domestic Violence: Where Family Law and Criminal Law Meet 04/30/2010
  • Ethics in Client Development: Gaining Business the Right Way 04/30/2010
  • Intimate Partner Homicide – No-Body Cases and What Must Happen to See Justice for “Missing” Victims 04/29/2010
  • Caught in the Spotlight: Defense in the High-Profile Case 03/15/2010
  • Ethical Issues when Conducting Internal Investigations 01/18/2010
  • Skip Tracing: Basics and Tools 01/18/2010
  • Hope for Hopeless Cases IV: Your Client Confessed! Now What? 12/22/2009
  • Current Issues in Child Sex Abuse Litigation 12/09/2009
  • Privilege Waivers in SEC and DOJ Investigations: Legal and Ethical Questions and the Impact of Proposed Legislation 05/07/2009
  • Representing Non-Citizen Criminal Defendants 05/07/2009
  • Real Life Law & Order: What Prosecutors, Police Officers and Probation Officers Can Ethically Do and Say 05/06/2009
  • Ethics and the Practice of Criminal Law 05/06/2009
  • Federal Sentencing in the age of Booker 05/27/2008
  • Working with Difficult Clients 12/19/2007
  • On the Docket: a Supreme Court Preview 12/11/2007
  • Expungement and Collateral Consequences 12/10/2007
  • Seventh Annual “Practical Aspects of Practicing Law for Newer Attorneys”: Criminal Law 11/02/2007
  • DUI and Alternative Testing: a Practical Guide for Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors 11/01/2007
  • Criminal Justice: the Anatomy of a Weapons Case and the Certification of Juveniles 10/31/2007
  • Criminal Justice: Legal and Medical Issues in Child Abuse Cases 10/30/2007

J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2000

B.B.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1997

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2000
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2000
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers