Katherine M. Olson




225 West Washington Street, Suite 575
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 334-3444


Ms. Olson joined Messer Strickler, Ltd. as an associate in 2012.  She is a graduate of the Depaul College of Law where she graduated magna cum laude.  Ms. Olson primarily focuses on business litigation, breach of contract, creditor’s rights, and consumer defense litigation.

Ms. Olson has defended both individual and class action lawsuits involving state and federal consumer laws such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), and the Illinois Collection Agency Act.


Depaul College of Law, Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 2012

Kansas State University, Masters in Accounting, 2009

Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 2008


  • Illinois State Bar

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan


  • American Bar Association (ABA)

  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)

  • ACA International

  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)

  • National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)


  • Katherine M. Olson, The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act:  Re-Fashioning U.S. Intellectual Property Law, 61 DePaul L. Rev. 725 (2012).