Matthew J. Olson
Matthew J. Olson is a founding Member of Olson Henry, LLC. Before moving into private practice in 2010, Matt worked as a prosecutor for both the City of Wichita and the Office of the District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District of Kansas. As a prosecutor, Matt prosecuted more than 25 jury trials and more than 75 bench trials. Matt gained experience by trying and prosecuting cases ranging from DUI and misdemeanor traffic to first and second-degree murder, second-degree murder(DUI), aggravated robbery, rape, drive-by shootings and domestic violence cases.
Matt participated in several statewide law enforcement training classes by teaching law enforcement and prosecutors about DUI and other criminal case issues. Since joining private practice in 2010, Matt continues to strive to provide the best representation for his clients in and out of the courtroom.
He has successfully represented clients in high asset divorce cases involving the evacuation and valuation of professional properties, family-owned businesses and high wage earners. Matt also litigates child custody and other domestic case-related matters with the firm.
Additionally, Matt handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including, business litigation and general litigation. Matt continues to enjoy being in the courtroom and litigating all types of cases.
Matt is a Wichita native and attended Newman University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts History degree. Matt attended Valparaiso University School of Law, located in Valparaiso, Indiana (just outside of Chicago), and graduated in 2006. Matt originally sat for the Michigan Bar and became licensed in the state of Michigan before he returned to Kansas to work for the City of Wichita Prosecutor’s Office in 2006.
From 2017 to 2021, Matt has been rated by Super Lawyers. He was selected as one of the “Rising Stars” from 2017 to 2020 and then a “Super Lawyer” in 2021. Fewer than 5% of all attorneys in Missouri and Kansas are selected as “Super Lawyers”—and just 2.5% percent as Rising Stars in their respective states. Matt is a highly rated attorney, as evidenced by his “A-V” rating in the “Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.”
Rebecca F. Henry
Rebecca Henry is a founding Member of Olson Henry, LLC. Before founding Olson Henry, Rebecca practiced for more than 10 years, primarily in family law. Rebecca’s current practice areas include divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and paternity. She also handles probate court matters, guardianship, conservatorship, Child in Need of Care and adoption.
Rebecca completed her undergraduate studies at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Rebecca received her Juris doctorate from Washburn University School of Law. During law school, she was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and a Student Ambassador. She also was a member of the Washburn Law Trial Team. Rebecca received her Family Law Certificate by completing upper-level oral and written requirements, as well as pro bono requirements.
After graduating from law school, Rebecca relocated to Chanute, Kansas, where she served as the Assistant City Attorney. While in Chanute, Rebecca also worked for a private firm for which she primarily handled family law cases. In 2012, Rebecca transitioned to private practice in Wichita, where she exclusively handled family law, probate and juvenile matters.
Rebecca was rated by Super Lawyers in 2021 and selected to the prestigious “Rising Stars” list. Fewer than 5% of all attorneys in Missouri and Kansas are selected as Super Lawyers—and just 2.5% percent as Rising Stars in their respective states.
Rebecca was also selected in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which is divided by geographic region and practice areas. Lawyers in this list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
Additionally, Rebecca was recently selected as a 2022 honoree in Wichita Business Journal’s edition of Women Who Lead in Legal.
Riley W. Baber
Riley W. Baber is an associate attorney at Olson Henry. Prior to moving to private practice, Riley worked for eight and a half years as a prosecutor for the Office of the District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District of Kansas. During his time as a prosecutor, Riley tried more than 30 jury trials and gained valuable experience by prosecuting and litigating a wide range of cases, from misdemeanor traffic and DUI to first- and second-degree murder, DUI manslaughter, attempted murder, drive-by shootings, aggravated robbery cases, and gang-related crime. He finished his career with the Office of the District Attorney with the Gang and Violent Crime Unit
Background & Accreditations
Riley is a native of Wichita, Kansas, graduating from Maize High School. He attended both Emporia State University and Friends University, graduating from Friends University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. Riley attended Washburn University School of Law, where he was a staff member of the Washburn Law Journal. Riley is licensed in the State of Kansas and the United States District Court of Kansas.
Desiree’ K. Smith
Desiree’ K. Smith, is an associate attorney at Olson Henry, LLC. She graduated from Washburn University School of Law in May of 2021 with certificates in Family Law, Oil and Gas Law, along with Environmental Law. Desiree’ was a writer and then notes editor for the Washburn Law Journal. She was awarded the CALI Excellence for the future awards in Torts, Contracts, and Legal Research & Writing II, Constitutional Law II.
While at Washburn University School of Law Desiree’ was President of the Children and Family Law Center where she also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
During law school Desiree’ worked for Bud Dale Law where she had the opportunity to co-author a published piece with Milfred D. Dale titled: Making the Case for Videoconferencing and Remote Child Custody Evaluations (RCCES): The Empirical, Ethical, and Evidentiary Arguments. The link is provided below.
Background & Accreditations
Desiree’ is actively involved in Wichita Bar Association and the Wichita Women’s Bar Association. She finds enjoyment coaching a high school mock trial team.
Desiree’s areas of practice include divorce, custody, paternity, child support, child in need of care, guardianship, adoption, other probate matters, protection from abuse/protection from stalking and DCF appeals.