Elder Law Firm of Andrew Olsen

The Elder Law Practice Group of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog 


Andy Olsen and the CSH Law Elder Law Practice Group

What makes us unique?


In Southeastern North Carolina the clients of the Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog (CSH Law) Elder Law Practice Group employ the efforts of an attorney who has been accredited by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney.  This accreditation is signified by the initials CELA.

Andrew Olsen, J.D., CELA has gained this rating through experience and study in order to serve the firm’s clients as effectively as possible.


Meet Andrew Olsen:

Andrew Olsen is the senior attorney in the CSH Law Elder Law Practice Group in Wilmington, NC, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning probate, guardianship, alternative dispute resolution, estate and trust litigation, special needs planning and veteran’s benefits.

He received his B.A. degree from Pomona College and his J.D. from Georgetown University. Mr. Olsen is a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Board member of the Elder Law section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a North Carolina Board certified specialist in Elder Law and a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Mr. Olsen is a frequent speaker on topics including Probate, Veterans Benefits, Long Term Care Planning, and Estate Planning, to attorneys and other professionals.

Meet Kara Gansmann:

Kara Gansmann is an attorney among the Elder Law Practice Group’s team of experienced problem solvers.  She works with seniors and elders to provide pragmatic solutions to their legal needs.  She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section and serves as co-chair of the CLE Committee for that section.  Kara also serves as a liaison between the North Carolina Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section and the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section.

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