Charles D. Olson

Haley & Olson, P.C.

Charlie Olson practices primarily in the area of business and personal injury defense, as well as, governmental and civil rights litigation. He also serves as general counsel for numerous cities, local governments, and water supply corporations.

Charlie taught in the trial advocacy program at the Baylor University School of Law serving as an adjunct professor of Practice Court. He also serves as an adjunct professor in Municipal Law.

Charlie was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1980.  He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas.  Charlie is board certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Local Government
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death


Southwestern University, B.S., 1978
Baylor University Law School, J.D., 1979


State Bar of Texas
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, State and Local Government Section – Executive Committee (1998-2000)
Frequent speaker on topics relating to local government
Waco Business League, President (2012)
Board of Trustees, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas (Beginning 2016)
Board of Regents of the Texas State Technical College System (1993-1999)
Board of Trustees of the Waco Independent School District
      At Large Member (1999-2005)
      President (2003)
Parents for Public Schools
      National President (1995-1997)
Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Director (2007-2010)
Texas Lyceum Association, Director (2001-2007)
Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, President (1991-1992)
Service on boards of numerous local charitable organizations