Jami S. Oliver

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Dublin, OH

Oliver Law Office
 | 655 Metro Place South, Suite B
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-220-9100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. Oliver focuses her practice primarily in representing those who have been deprived of their ability to live a full and  happy life due to injury or discriminatory practices.  She works for parents and families of those seriously injured by defective products, including prescription drugs, as well as those suffering losses due to the negligence of others in vehicle, motorcycle, and truck crashes.  Ms. Oliver's litigation practice also includes representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated as a result of discriminatory practices, including whistleblowers protected by the qui tam laws, age, race, gender, religion, overtime and labor laws, FMLA, as well as employees in administrative and disability appeals.  

She is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Ohio and in the United States Supreme Court.  She is past President of the Ohio Women's Bar Association and the Central Ohio Association for Justice, and she served as a Trustee for the Ohio Association for Justice.  She has been in charge of the Pro Bono Project for the federal courts through the COAJ for many years.

Ms. Oliver spends her time volunteering for a charitable organization, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan.org) and has been appointed to an Advocacy Coordinator position which advocates support and funding for pancreatic cancer research, encouraging federal lawmakers to maintain funding and support for labs and breakthrough technologies.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (40%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (40%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Employment Litigation (20%): Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Employment Litigation: Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

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About Jami Oliver

Admitted: 1993, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.joliverlawoffices.com/firm_overview.html

Honors and Awards:

  • One of 3000 Leading Lawyers in America as recognized in the 2011 edition of LawDragon magazine.  Out of those recognized, Ms. Oliver was 1 of only 37 lawyers in Ohio recognized., LawDragon 3000, LawDragon Magazine, 2011
  • Trial Lawyer Honor Society, Fellowship, Litigation Counsel of America, 2008
  • Madison's Who's Who, Madison's, 2006
  • Lawdragon 500, Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America, Lawdragon 500, 2005
  • Million Dollar Advocate's Hall of Fame for trial counsel receiving a jury award in excess of one million dollars., Hall of Fame, Million Dollar Advocate's Forum, 2005
  • Avvo Superb rating (10/10), 2012
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honor Society, Fellowship, 2008
  • Columbus' Top Lawyers as rated by Business First
  • Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in Ohio as rated by Cincinnati Magazine
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Ohio Super Lawyers 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Top 25 Women Columbus Ohio Super Lawyers 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Strathmore Who's Who lifetime member, Strathmore

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Central Ohio Association for Justice: President 2005-2006
  • American Association for Justice
  •  Ohio Association for Justice: Board of Directors, 2000-current and Chairperson, Federal Courts, 2009 to current
  •  Ohio Women’s Bar Association: President – 1999-2000
  •  Ohio State Bar Association
  •  Columbus State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Advocacy Coordinator, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan.org), meeting with members of congress on the single-digit survival rates for pancreatic cancer nationwide and advocating to maintain funding to the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health., 2013
  • Chair of the Pro Bono project for the Central Ohio Association for Justice; lead trial counsel in the pro bono case of Hatton v. Coffey, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, tried in front of the Honorable Gregory Frost, 2008, obtained defense verdict for client in a civil murder trial.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presentation to trial lawyers on the Iqbal/Twombly line of cases and changes in the pleading standard in federal courts around the country., Presenter, Iqbal/Twombly: The Disappearance of Notice Pleading, Ohio Association For Justice, 2012
  • Presentation to New Lawyers on the practical aspects of starting their own law firms., Presenter, Nailing it Down: The Lawyer's Guide to Hanging Out Your Shingle, Ohio Association For Justice, 2012
  • Scholary article regarding the changes in federal court pleadings standards and the disappearance of "notice pleading" following Iqbal and Twombly line of cases., Author, The Disappearance of Notice Pleading -- The Iqbal/Twombly Dilemma, Ohio Trial Magazine, Ohio Association For Justice, 2011
  • Special guest speaker in Cincinnati Ohio regarding changes in Ohio regarding using John Doe defendants and changes in the law of agency and respondeat superior., Speaker, The Wuerth-Irwin Dilemma, The Southwestern Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  •  “Lions, Tigers, and Plaintiff’s Attorneys” , Speaker/Presenter, Employers Resource Association, 2011
  • Summertime Fun Can Be Dangerous, WCVO, 104.9 FM, "Everybody's Talking" (July 6, 1995)
  • Patients' Responsibilities, Prescriptions for Pharmacist Liability, Ohio Pharmacists Association (1995)
  • Latex Allergies, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Litigation at Sunrise, 40th Annual Convention, Cleveland, Ohio (April 25, 1997)
  • Attorneys and Disability Rights, Solidarity ’97, Columbus, Ohio (May 29, 1997)
  • Latex Glove Allergies, Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1997 Annual Convention, San Diego, California (July 21, 1997)
  • Discovery in Complex Litigation, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, New Lawyer’s Seminar, 41st Annual Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio (May 21, 1998)
  • Co-Chair of the 1999 Discovery/Evidence Seminars, “Forms, Motions and Experts after Kuhmo Tire,” Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Strongsville and Columbus, Ohio (September 10 and 17, 1999)
  • “Complex Litigation and Discovery Abuse: What Do I Do Now?”, Advanced Discovery Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Strongsville, Ohio (March 5, 1999)
  • How to Get and Work with Attorneys, Solidarity ’99, Columbus, Ohio (May 24, 1999)
  • Faculty, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Columbus, Ohio (annually, 2000 to present)
  • The Women Advocate, “The Women Lawyer in the Courtroom,” Ohio State Bar Association and CLE Institute, Columbus, Ohio (September 7, 2000)
  • Proof of Damages, “Plaintiff’s Perspective on Developing and Proving Damages,” and “Plaintiff’s Perspective on Arguing Damages at Trial,”, PESI, Columbus, Ohio (November 29, 2000)
  • PI Guerilla Seminar, “Common Problems Lawyers Face and How to Solve Them,” Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Columbus, Ohio (January 21, 2003)
  • Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Ohio, “Simplifying Complicated Issues in Wrongful Death Cases,” Lorman Education Services, Worthington, Ohio (March 12, 2004)
  • 2004 Trial Strategies Seminar, “Trial Advocacy Tactics” and Panel Question and Answer, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Columbus, Ohio (October 19, 2004)
  • Personal Diversity: Recognize, Embrace and Capitalize, Successful Solos, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (May 26, 2006)
  • Restoring Trust in Justice, Personal Injury Trial Practice: Find out How Others are Winning, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (May 25, 2006)
  • Sexual Harassment Mock Trial Instructor, Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention (May 8, 2008)
  • Mock Trial Faculty, Personal Injury Trial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocates (2008)
  • Guest Speaker on America's Workforce Radio, Host Ed "Flash" Ferenc, May 5, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Putative class and collective action involving violations of the Wage and Hour laws and overtime pay for non-exempt employees in Landsberg, et al. v. Acton Enterprises, Case No. C2-05-500, Southern District of Ohio
  • Lewis v. The Huntington Bank, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Case No.2:11-cv-00058, before the Honorable Judge Marbley
  • Putative class action involving government employees subject to unreasonable medical examinations, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fourth Amendment unreasonable search and seizure and violations of other Constitutional rights in Cramblit, et al. v. City of Columbus, Case No. C2 05 301, Southern District of Ohio
  • MDL in the Eastern District of Louisiana for Vioxx Litigation (2004-2010)
  • Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for Latex Glove Litigation (1996-2004)
  • The Estate of Roger Clay, Deceased, v. Suzuki Motor Corp., et al. (Case No. 00CVB06-5541), Franklin County Common Pleas Court, Judge Hogan, Jury Verdict $4.5 million, February 4, 2003
  • Perrine v. MPW Industrial Serv., 213 F. Supp.2d 835 (S.D. Ohio 2002)
  • Hamlin v. Motel Six, et al., (2000), Ohio App. LEXIS 2439
  • Incarnato v. Metropolitan Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co. (1996), 668 N.E.2d 920, 76 Ohio St. 3d 562

Educational Background:

  • Ohio Northern University (B.A., high distinction, 1990)
Office Location for Jami S. Oliver

655 Metro Place South
Suite B
Dublin, OH 43017

Phone: 614-220-9100

 

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Last Updated: 7/18/2017

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