• Native Idahoan Nathan Olsen has been practicing law since 2001 and is admitted to the Idaho State Bar and Virginia State Bar. He first practiced law at a government relations firm in Washington D.C., representing a variety of clients for their legislative and regulatory interests. In 2006 he and his family returned to his hometown of Idaho Falls where he entered into general law practice, first with Beard St. Clair Gaffney PA and for the last ten years at Petersen Moss Hall & Olsen, the firm that his father Dennis Olsen served as partner for 25 years until he passed away in 1985. Before earning his law degree, Nathan worked in Washington D.C. for members of Congress from Idaho for six years. He has now partnered up with his long time friend and respected colleague Steven Taggart to form Olsen Taggart PLLC.

    Nathan has become a seasoned litigator in complex civil disputes. He has substantial experience in the areas of civil and Constitutional rights, real estate and business disputes, property rights, medical and legal malpractice, estate disputes and guardianships. He has appeared on behalf of his clients in over a dozen state courts, the federal district court, Idaho Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit and the U.S, Supreme Court. He has a track record of success in trial court, having obtained multimillion dollar judgments for his clients, as well as success on appeal on a number of cases before the Idaho Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit of Appeals.

    Nathan is also seasoned in transactional law, having formed and advised a number of small businesses and non-profit associations. He has drafted numerous contracts as well as wills and trusts, all with the intent of creating agreements that help his clients and their contracting parties to successfully function under clearly understood terms and avoid future disputes.

    Nathan’s approach to the practice of law is to provide thorough and personalized service to his clients. He is easily accessible to his clients and zealously represents their interests while, at the same time, giving them a straight and clear assessment of both the strengths and weaknesses of their case.

    • Professional:

      • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
      • American Association for Justice
      • National Lawyers Guild
      • National Police Accountability Project
      • Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition (founding member)
      • Eastern Idaho Development Workshop Foundation (board member)
      • Over $7,000,000 in judgments and settlements for clients involving issues of:
        • Wrongful Death
        • Fifth Amendment Takings
        • Medical Malpractice
        • Civil Rights Violations
        • Breach of Contract
        • Governmental Violations
        • Estate Disputes
        • Bad Faith by Insurers
        • Negligence
        • Construction Defects
        • Collections

      Academic:

      • Brigham Young University, B.A. English 1991
      • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. 2001
  • Steve Taggart is the other named partner of the firm and practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, real property, and complex litigation. Steve was born Boise, lived a few years in Rupert, and then his family moved to the west side of Idaho Falls. He attended Skyline High School and then went to Brigham Young University in Provo to obtain a degree in economics, graduating magna cum laude.

    After graduation, he went to work for a political consulting firm and ended up as a staff member for the Governor of Utah. Later, he went to law school at the University of Utah and entered private practice in Utah. After a few years, he had the opportunity to work for a U.S. congressman in Washington, D.C., ending up as Chief of Staff. He returned to Idaho and served as a designated broker for a large local real estate agency. He still teaches real estate classes all over the State of Idaho.

    In 2011, he paired up with Robert J. Maynes to form Maynes Taggart PLLC which became one of the most prominent bankruptcy firms in Idaho.

    When Rob became in house counsel for East Idaho Credit Union, it was natural for Mr. Taggart to pair up with Nathan Olsen. They are long and have worked on various legal matters over the years.

    In addition, Steve still dabbles in politics. In 2017, he put together the successful campaign to turn Eastern Idaho Technical College into the College of Eastern Idaho, winning 71% of the vote.

    His wife, Bonnee, is well known locally for directing and producing local theater. He has four great and talented children (plus one yappy dog). In his spare time, he loves rock hounding, traveling, good science fiction and historical novels and exercising.

    • Academic:

      • University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1993)
        • National Moot Court Team
        • Externship with Federal Bankruptcy Judge
        • Top 15% of class
      • Brigham Young University (B.A., 1990)
        • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
        • Dean’s List all semesters
        • Degree in Economics
        • Minor in English
        • Teaching Assistant, Honor Econ 110 class
    • Professional:

      • Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
        • Member, 2010 - present
        • Presented at annual seminar three times
      • Idaho Falls Bankruptcy Bar
        • President, 2014
        • Member, 2010 – present
      • Member, National Assocation of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
      • Idaho, 2010 - present
        • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
        • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
        • Idaho State Courts
      • Utah, 1993-1999
  • Skyler recently joined the firm after serving as a Law Clerk to District Judge Bruce L. Pickett, here in Idaho Falls. Skyler developed skills in reviewing all types of legal documents and drafting judicial decisions, as well as legal research on diverse legal issues. Skyler gained a familiarity with both the criminal and civil judicial processes by supporting the district and magistrate courts during various hearings, court trials, and jury trials.

    Skyler has worked in a variety of fields including agriculture, construction, real estate, sales, and water law. His practical experiences provide him with a unique perspective on legal issues. Skyler enjoys working with people and he strives to develop strong professional relationships with his clients as he works to satisfy their legal needs.

    Skyler was born in Southeast Idaho and grew up on a family farm. He was active in sports throughout his youth, and he continues to support of local athletic programs. After graduating high school in Aberdeen, Idaho, Skyler moved to Utah for college.

    Skyler’s legal experience began during his undergraduate education where he worked for several years at an academic center for constitutional studies. During law school, Skyler interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and served as a Law Clerk Extern for Hon. David C. Nye, U.S. District Court Judge. Skyler was also selected to serve in the University of Idaho College of Law’s Business Law and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, where he helped small businesses with various legal needs, including trademarks, terms of service, contracts, and business entity formation.

    When he is not in the office or in the courtroom, Skyler enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Kylee and their two children. When not with his family, Skyler is likely to be found at one of the local golf courses or playing guitar in his home office.

    • Academic:

      • University of Idaho College of Law (J.D., 2019)
      • Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
      • Utah Valley University (B.A., 2014)
    • Professional:

      • Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
        • Member, 2021-present
      • Idaho State Bar Water Law Section
        • Member, 2021-present
      • He is a member of the East Idaho Water Rights Coalition
      • Idaho, 2020-present
        • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
        • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
        • Idaho State Courts
      • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho
  • Jonathan C. Callister joined the firm in 2021. He was born in Pasadena, California and raised in Southern California and Northern Utah and owned the law firm of Callister Law located in the Southern Nevada/Las Vegas area prior to moving to Idaho Falls. Jonathan was also the managing partner of the Las Vegas law firm of Callister & Frizell.

    Mr. Callister practices mainly in the areas of business, commercial, tax, estate, asset protection, real estate, and healthcare transactions and planning. He has structured, planned and implemented numerous business, asset protection, and estate transactions, plans for multi-million dollar business purchases, complex business formations (including structuring physician related transactions and business formations), various business and secured transactions, real estate purchases/sales, and tax planning and disputes.

    Mr. Callister has lectured to numerous groups on proper structuring of business and estate plans, including their tax consequences. He has published articles in various legal and business periodicals and has represented a broad range of clients including banks, numerous physicians, physician groups, medical practices and other professional groups and practices, restaurants, clubs, non-profits, and other small to moderately sized private businesses, as well as to individuals with specific planning or transactional needs.

    • Academic:

      • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida (May 2003):
        • LL.M. in Taxation Degree
        • Class Rank: Top 25%
      • The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (J.D. Degree, May 2002):
        • Taxation
        • Estate Planning
        • Business
        • Healthcare
        • Class Rank: Top 33%
        • University of Utah, Salt Lake City (August 1999)
        • B.S. Degree, Behavioral Science and Health
      • Nevada: Admitted as a member of the Nevada Bar in October 2002
      • Idaho: Admitted as a member of the Idaho State Bar in May 2012
      • United States Tax Court: Admitted to practice before the Tax Court in November 2002
      • Federal Court: United States District Court, District of Nevada; District of Idaho and Bankruptcy Court
  • Adam N. Olsen graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2021 and joined the firm as a practicing attorney later that year. Prior to joining Olsen Taggart, Adam worked as a legal assistant for Peterson Moss Hall and Olsen and gained experience in the area of civil rights claims. Adam also worked for Maynes Taggart where he helped draft legal documents in both bankruptcy and real property disputes. Since joining the firm, Adam has assisted with high profile civil rights and real property cases.

    When Adam is not working, he enjoys watching baseball with his wife and three kids.

    • Academic:

      • University of Idaho College of Law (2021):
        • Externship with Centro de Comunidad y Justicia

Olsen Taggart PLLC
1449 E. 17th St. Ste. A
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Phone: (208) 552-6442
Secondary: (208) 523-4650
Fax: (208) 524-6095

PO Box 3005, Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Email Address: admin@olsentaggart.com

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