Attorney Douglas Olcott started his career as a defense attorney representing insurance companies and businesses. This experience gives him valuable insight into how insurance companies operate and allows him to anticipate how best to handle his clients’ cases.
After 10 years on the defense side, Attorney Olcott switched to representing injured plaintiffs, which has been his passion for the past 20 years. He explains, “I switched to plaintiff’s personal injury because I wanted to help people try to level the playing field. While working for insurance companies, I saw first-hand how injured plaintiffs weren’t treated as human beings, but rather as a commodity.”
Attorney Olcott is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is for attorneys who have achieved million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of United States lawyers are members. He has also been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list since 2012.
When he’s not working, Attorney Olcott spends time with his wife and four children. He enjoys skiing, traveling, the beach, and playing with the family’s dog. Two of his children are students, his oldest daughter is a creative designer, and his oldest son is a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
Why did you join Edgar Snyder & Associates?
“I was excited to join Edgar Snyder & Associates because of the firm’s proven dedication to both professionalism and their clients. I also admire how much the firm does outside of the law to try and help members of our community.” - Attorney Olcott
Attorney Olcott has litigated hundreds of cases and was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial attorney. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict.