Matt Olsen litigates and solves complex construction and real estate issues for corporate and individual clients. He has broad experience counseling clients through breach of contract, fraud, construction defect, title defect, eminent domain, landlord-tenant, zoning and lien disputes.
His recent accomplishments include:
  • Successfully appealed an eminent domain dispute resulting in the Indiana Court of Appeals finding that the firm's client’s loss of access to a highway was a compensable taking.  
  • Successfully defending against a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order filed to stop construction of a $400 million public-private partnership (P3) highway project.
  • Helping close a $4.8 billion casino asset purchase by defending against a union’s efforts to stop the transaction.
  • Assisting with the creation of OnConstructionLaw.com, a construction law resource powered by Bruner & O’Connor On Construction Law.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (note editor) (2013)

Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A. in Political Science, with high distinction (2009)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Emerging Trends in Construction Law
    Indiana Roofing Contractors Association, May 2017
  • The Worst That Has Happened:  What Courts Have Decided When Projects Have Gone Wrong
    Faegre Baker Daniels Construction Law Seminar Series 2013: Plan for the Best and Prepare for the Worst – Avoiding Legal Snags on Construction Projects, Indianapolis, October 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013-17
  • Volunteer attorney for the American Bar Association's Veterans' Claims Assistance Network

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association – Member of the Executive Committee for Business Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Construction Association

Civic Activities

  • Headwaters Counseling — Former Board of Directors


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018
  • Indiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Construction Litigation, 2017-19
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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