Heritage and Principles
Jules Olsman’s tenacity and dedication to justice were inherited from his father, a Holocaust survivor from Poland who exhibited unparalleled perseverance. Escaping the horrors of Warsaw during World War II, his father was smuggled out by a German soldier, only to spend years in a displaced persons camp.
Arriving in the United States in 1949 without English proficiency or financial means, his father embodied the essence of the American Dream. He built a life in Detroit that began with a humble scrap metal yard business, setting an example of hard work and tenacity until his untimely death at 55.
The principles of never yielding, perseverance, and standing firm against adversity were not only his father’s legacy but also the bedrock of Jules’s own ethos. Despite losing his father at the age of 12, these lessons deeply shaped Jules’s character and professional drive.
Legal Footprint and Impact
As President of the Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace law firm, Jules Olsman champions the underdog, representing individuals at vulnerable moments—whether injured or grieving the loss of a loved one. With over 45 years of legal experience and a team that includes seven attorneys and four nurses, the firm ensures meticulous case preparation and empathetic client relations.
Jules Olsman’s legal expertise has been rigorously vetted by the highest court in Michigan. The firm has been at the forefront of landmark Michigan Supreme Court cases that have indelibly altered the legal landscape. Notably, cases such as Bryant v. Oak Point Villa and Kermath v. Independence Village stand as a testament to this, having redefined key aspects of Michigan law.
In Bryant, the court recognized the crucial difference between medical malpractice and simple negligence, a distinction that has far-reaching implications for damage recovery. The Kermath case extended the duty of care to independent living facilities, ensuring they are held to a standard of reasonable care for their residents. These pivotal Supreme Court cases highlight Olsman’s unwavering commitment to advocacy and his role in shaping legal precedent.
Personal Life and Empathy
Family is Jules Olsman’s cornerstone. A proud father of two and grandfather of six, he cherishes time spent with family above all. His son, a Detroit commercial real estate professional, and his daughter, a Chicago public relations and event planning expert, reflect the family’s diverse contributions to their communities.
Growing up in Northwest Detroit, Jules has cultivated a deep sense of gratitude for his health, family, and professional achievements. This gratitude translates into empathy for his clients—a crucial trait for an effective trial lawyer. His capacity to understand and emotionally connect with clients’ plights renders him not just their advocate but a part of their extended family.
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Jules Olsman’s life’s work is a testament to the belief that everyone deserves unwavering support through life’s challenges. If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered due to nursing home abuse, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace is prepared to stand with you.