LOGAN – At the ripe young age of 69, Herm Olsen has another year or so before he starts to scale back and wind down his professional and political life. But until then, “I’m still plugging away at all three fronts,” he said.
Olsen is a current member of the Logan Municipal Council, law partner in the firm Hillyard Anderson Olsen, and most recently, the newly-elected President of the Utah Bar Association.
Olsen was recently sworn in as president of the Bar during a ceremony last week in Park City. More than 500 members of the Utah State Bar gathered in Park City to also elect commissioners and honor members of the legal profession at an awards ceremony.
The three-term Logan City Council member did not file for re-election in this year’s Municipal General Election citing the need for change, his current full time position with the law firm and the rigors of this new commitment.
“I’m still trying to go to work every day,” said Olsen. “Although, with these new responsibilities, my secretary wonders if I am working full time. But I’m trying,” he joked.
“I guess I’m somewhat blessed in that I’m closing in on finishing up with law,” he said. “But I have at least another year to continue to work as I proceed in to this new position.”
Olsen received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in 1973 and his Juris Doctor degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1976. He has served as President of the Cache County Bar Association. He was named Utah Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and received the Utah Business Legal Elite Award in 2007 and 2013 for personal injury litigation. Olsen also coaches handball at Utah State University.
Another Logan attorney, Marty Moore was elected to serve as a Utah State Commissioner, where he will represent lawyers in the First Judicial District, which includes Cache, Box Elder and Rich Counties.
Moore, of Peck, Hadfield, Baxter & Moore, received his bachelor’s degree from University of Florida and his J.D. from Florida State University. He served as Florida’s assistant attorney general in 1994, and as Deputy General Counsel to the Florida Attorney General from 1995-2000. Moore joined Peck Hadfield Baxter & Moore in 2000, where he specializes in immigration and personal injury law.