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Meet Personal Injury Attorney Douglas Olcott

Personal Injury Attorney Douglas Olcott

Douglas Olcott
Attorney at Law
E-mail: contactus@edgarsnyder.com

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.”

While we can’t rewind time to life before an accident, attorneys can serve as advocates and give our clients a voice moving forward. There is no greater feeling than helping someone get their life back on track. Being entrusted with a client’s claim is an honor.Attorney Olcott

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 for multiple years.

When he’s not working, Attorney Olcott spends time with his wife and four children. He enjoys skiing, travelling, 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 Sargeant 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

Verdicts & Settlements

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.

Professional Memberships

  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)

Licensing and Education

  • Attorney Olcott is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and New Jersey.
  • He attended Montclair State University and Seton Hall University School of Law, graduating cum laude from both.
  • While in law school, Attorney Olcott was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review and served as the articles editor.

Professional Honors and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association