Party affiliation: Republican
Associate Jardine, Logan & O'Brien, St. Paul, 1985-1991, partner, 1991-1994, Brett W. Olander & Associates, St. Paul, since 1994. Designated arbitrator Hennepin County District Court, American Arbitration Association. Small claims judge Ramsey County District Court.
Designated mediator Ramsey County District Court. Consultant various insurance companies.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Counsel to the poor, Southern Minnesota Reg. Legal Services, St. Paul, since 1986. Member American Bar Association (sports law committee) American Civil Liberties Union, Association Trial Lawyers American, Minnesota State Bar Association (certified trial specialist), Wisconsin State Bar Association (non-resident lawyers committee), Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (arbitration committee), Defense Research Institute.