Edwards A. Olds

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Discrimination


Edward Olds has litigated constitutional, retaliation and discrimination issues for 40 years. He has challenged the improper action of local, state and federal governments and major private employers.  He has fought for the First and Fourteenth Amendment and statutory rights of individuals aggrieved by wrongful governmental or private actions, and has helped students, faculty, nurses, veterans, administrative staff, police officers and executives.  He has always championed the rights of the individual against the institutions, which abuse their powers.  He has fought against sexual and racial harassment in the work-place and in schools.. His practice involving employment cases covers a broad spectrum of claims, including hostile work environment, race, gender, and age discrimination, the ADA, FMLA, USERRA, restrictive covenants, and retaliation.

Mr. Olds has been involved in hundreds of federal cases and numerous jury trials and appeals. Many of his clients come to him with employment or educational issues involving their current employer or school, which presents complex considerations of how to best protect his clients’ rights.

 He puts his vast experience to work for you by providing professional representation aimed at solving clients' problems.

When he is not working on cases, Mr. Olds busies himself with 5 grandchildren, (all girls) tending his perennial gardens, cooking and playing golf.  His garden has blossoms and flowers from mid-February through the end of November, bringing joy, color and scent practically all year long.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1976

Past Positions

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA), Managing Attorney