• 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.

    • Academic:

      • Brigham Young University, B.A. English 1991
      • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. 2001
    • 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
  • 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
  • Steve joined the firm in 2014. Steve primarily practices in the areas of bankruptcy, contract, entity formation and business law. Steve also has experience in the areas of family law, evictions, property law and general litigation. Steve has successfully seen multiple clients through the Chapter 7 process, allowing his clients the opportunity to get back on their feet financially. Additionally, he has also assisted several clients in completing confirmed plans of reorganization in Chapter 11, served as counsel to the Chapter 7 trustee, and represented creditors in bankruptcy matters. Additionally, Steve has volunteered as an attorney for the CASA program since 2018, which helps abused or neglected children.

    Steve’s diverse career has given him the breadth of experience and skills to effectively serve a broad range of clients and their differing legal needs. Steve especially enjoys finding legal solutions to help with his client’s real problems, often helping them get a fresh start or second chance.

    Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, Steve moved to Idaho Falls at the age of 7 when his father was transferred by the F.B.I. Steve is a graduate of Idaho Falls High School.

    After law school, Steve began his legal career serving two years as Law Clerk for the Hon. William H. Woodland, Sixth District Judge in Pocatello, Idaho. Upon completion of his clerkship, Steve worked as an associate attorney for the firm of Baker & Harris in Blackfoot, Idaho. Continuing his migration northward, Steve took a position as General Counsel for RS&I, Inc., a national sales and distribution company located in Idaho Falls.

    Steve and his wife Amy are the parents of six children between them. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with Amy in the beautiful mountain west and surrounding national parks, golfing, cooking and spending time with family.

    • Academic:

      • University of Idaho School of Law (J.D., 2000)
        • Idaho Law Review
          • Edition Editor Spring 2000
          • Member 1999 – 2000
          • Published – Placing the Blame Where it Does Not Belong: Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 35 Idaho L. Rev. 311 (1999) (Voted outstanding student article.)
      • Brigham Young University (B.A., 1996)
    • Professional:

      • Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
        • Member, 2014 - present
      • Idaho Falls Bankruptcy Bar
        • President, 2017-2018
        • Member, Aug. 2017 – present
      • CASA – Court appointed special advocates, judicial district 7
        • Pro bono attorney, 2018
      • Member, National Assocation of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
      • Idaho, 2001 - present
        • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
        • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
        • Idaho State Courts
      • Utah, 2001 - present (inactive status)
      • Placing the Blame Where it Does Not Belong: Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 35 Idaho L. Rev. 311 (1999).
  • Mark brings a rare blend of business and legal experience to our firm. His primary focus revolves around our business practice - ranging from business structuring and contracts through Chapters 11, 12, and 7 bankruptcies. He also has expertise in business organizations, proper means of raising investment funds, and estate planning. Mark’s passion is helping people solve problems in order to turn their business around.

    Mark grew up on a dairy farm in Southeastern Idaho where he experienced firsthand the opportunities and challenges of agriculture. He also spent 2 years living in Bogotá, Colombia and remains fluent in Spanish. After graduating law school in 2007, he practiced in a small firm for a short time before serving as counsel for Bingham County for nearly 6 years. His passion to help small businesses drove him to complete an MBA at BYU in 2016, with a focus on strategy and entrepreneurship.

    Following his MBA, Mark worked in Dallas, Texas for international consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers. While there, Mark worked in the customer strategy segment, advising some of the largest companies in the world.

    Mark is the father of a young daughter whom he adores. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with her skiing, mountain biking, cycling, flying, and anything outdoors. He and his daughter have completed several bicycle races and look forward to more.

    • Academic:

      • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, MARRIOT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, Provo, UT 2014 – 2016 MBA Candidate, April 2016, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Emphasis
        • Triple Scholarship Recipient; Member: Entrepreneurship Club, Strategy and Consulting Club, Marketing Club
      • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, COLLEGE OF LAW, Moscow, ID 2004 – 2007 Juris Doctor Degree
        • Dean’s List for GPA, 1st Place in negotiation competition—2 years in a row
      • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, Logan, UT 2002 – 2004 Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies and Spanish
        • Awarded Full Academic Scholarship; Graduated Cum Laude, 3.81 GPA
    • Professional:

      • Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
      • Idaho State Ag Law Section
      • Idaho State Business & Corporate Law Section
      • Idaho, 2007 – Present
        • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
        • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
        • Idaho State Courts
      • Utah, 2015 (currently inactive status)
      • Texas, 2016 (currently inactive status)
  • 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.

    • 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
  • Rebecca will finish her third year of law school at the University of Idaho College of Law in May of 2021 and will sit for the Idaho bar exam in July of 2021. She currently helps with research and the drafting of documents for Olsen Taggart.

    Before attending law school, Rebecca worked for twelve years as a legal assistant and has experience in the areas of estate planning, creditor rights and bankruptcy. Rebecca’s legal experience continued while she attended law school. She worked for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinic at Boise State and as a volunteer at Intermountain Fair Housing. In the Summer of 2020 she externed with the Honorable Dane Watkins in Bonneville County where she learned to draft legal decisions in both criminal and civil cases. Finally, Rebecca has served as an extern for the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s office.

    When not working, Rebecca enjoys spending time at Market Lake with her husband Brett, their daughter and two fur babies.

Our Staff

  • Jennifer has for 30+ years made her career as a legal assistant/paralegal in Idaho Falls. Prior to the Olsen Taggart merger, Jennifer worked for the firm most recently known as Petersen Moss Hall & Olsen (“Petersen Moss”) starting in early 1991 as a legal secretary for one of the originating partners, George Petersen, until his passing. She later assisted the two remaining attorneys, Stephen Hall and Nathan Olsen (the son of originating partner, Dennis Olsen).

    Her experience in law office settings includes litigation support with cases in Idaho state courts, federal district court, Idaho Supreme Court, and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, she has expertise in the documentation of estate planning and probate cases, real estate matters, and business. Jennifer is there to support the lawyers as they work through their busy caseloads. If she does not know the answer to a client’s question, she knows some excellent attorneys who do.

  • Rosalie (Rosie) joined Maynes Taggart PLLC (our predecessor) office in 2008 as the very first employee. She is utterly invaluable dealing with many of the administrative duties, and she has substantial expertise as a legal assistant. Whether its bankruptcy or civil litigation, she is a key part of our team. Rosie is always kind and willing to answer your questions.

    Outside the office Rosie enjoys being around her family, spending time with her husband, cutting firewood in the fall, working in the yard with apple trees and grapes in the summer & fall, and serving in her church year-round. She is a member of the Idaho Falls branch of Toastmasters. She is the mother of 7 sons and 2 daughters and a proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren.

  • Theresa is a valued member of our office, joining our team in November of 2015. She has been helping clients with legal matters, including bankruptcy and state court matters, since 1997. She brings a wealth of procedural experience and familiarity with the courts to every one of her cases. Theresa’s many years of legal experience include bankruptcy, collections, evictions, property and commercial disputes, corporate and limited liability company formation and will preparation, along with a myriad of other civil matters.

    Theresa enjoys helping people through difficult financial and emotional times and helping them get a fresh start in their lives. Theresa is a mother of three beautiful daughters and a proud grandmother of 7. She also enjoys her time out of the office gardening, farming, branding, and herding cattle.

  • Michelle started at Petersen Moss Hall & Olsen in January 2021 as a legal assistant. Michelle graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2017 in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. She is excited to bring her marketing and business skills and experience to the office, to help the firm and its clients. Michelle is task-oriented and organized to see her projects through to completion.

    Michelle is originally from Los Angeles, CA and moved to Idaho Falls in 2006. She graduated from Skyline High School and attended Idaho State University before transferring to BYU-I. Outside of the office, Michelle enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, hiking and swimming in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter

  • Alyssa is one of our receptionists. Her duties include answering phones, greeting clients, scheduling appointments, filing and other miscellaneous tasks. She brings professionalism and a bright attitude to our team. In 2017, Alyssa graduated from Compass Academy and started at BYU-Idaho in 2018. After returning from an LDS mission to St. Louis, Missouri, she joined our team while she continues her education at BYU-Idaho. She loves being able to meet new people and help them any way she can.

    While her life can be a bit busy between school, work, and homework, she always keeps a smile on her face. She finds joy in long drives, dancing, and listening to music.

  • Kristen is one of our receptionists. Her duties include answering phones, greeting clients, scheduling appointments, filing and other miscellaneous tasks. She is very organized and enjoys working with others and meeting new people. Kristen graduated from Compass Academy in 2019 and plans on attending the College of Eastern Idaho to become a paralegal. She has two years retail experience and also works part time as a pizza delivery driver for the best pizza place in town. Outside of the office, she enjoys going to concerts, traveling, painting, and hanging out with friends.

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

We are a federally designated debt relief agency. We help consumers & businesses in Idaho file for bankruptcy relief under Title 11 of the U.S. Code.

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