Jami S. Oliver

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Dublin, OH

Oliver Law Office
 | 7240 Muirfield Dr, Suite 120
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-220-9100
Fax: 186-631-8458
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
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

Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

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White Papers

  • Using Experts to Prove Damages (2019) - Expert Witnesses: Who, What, When, Where and Why, “Using Experts to Prove Damages”. Kentucky Justice Association, (Louisville, KY, June 7, 2019);

  • About Jami Oliver

    Admitted: 1993, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: https://jamioliver.com/firm-overview-attorney-in-columbus-an...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Lawdragon 3000, Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon (2011), Top 3000 in America, Lawdragon, 2011
    • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America (2007), 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2007
    • Ohio’s Top 50 Women Lawyers, Super Lawyers (2012-2014), Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio, Super Lawyers
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2014-2019), Top 100 Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Ohio’s Top 50, Super Lawyers (2012-2013), Top 50 Lawyers in Ohio, Super Lawyers
    • 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
    • Top 25 Products Liability Trial Lawyers (2018-2019), Top 25 Products Liability Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Lawdragon 500, Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America, Lawdragon 500, 2005
    • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Ohio, Super Lawyers
    • Columbus' Top Lawyers as rated by Business First, Top Lawyers, Business First, 2004
    • Strathmore Who's Who lifetime member, Strathmore
    • 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
    • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2007, 2006, 2005, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
    • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honor Society, Fellowship, 2008, Fellowship, Litigation Counsel of America, 2008
    • Madison's Who's Who, Who's Who, Madison's, 2006
    • Top 25 Women Columbus Ohio Super Lawyers 2011-2020, Top 25 Women Lawyers, Super Lawyers
    • Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in Ohio as rated by Cincinnati Magazine
    • Avvo Superb rating (10/10), 2011-2019, Superb, Avvo

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Product Liability Lawyers, 2019
    • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
    •  Ohio State Bar Association
    • Central Ohio Association for Justice: President 2005-2006
    •  Ohio Women’s Bar Association: President – 1999-2000
    • American Association for Justice
    •  Columbus State Bar Association
    •  Ohio Association for Justice: Board of Directors, 2000-2016 Former Chairperson, Federal Courts

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer Advocacy Coordinator (Chair), 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.
    • 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/Writings:

    • Building a Practice with Intention, Ohio Association for Justice Winter Convention, (November 7, 2014), Speaker, Building a Practice with Intention, Ohio Association for Justice, 2014
    • “Lawyers Beware:  Ethics Opinion Limits Restraints in Settlement Agreements,” Ohio Trial Magazine, Volume 29, Issue 1. Winter 2019, Author, Lawyers Beware: Ethics Opinion Limits Restraints in Settlement Agreements, Trial Magazine, 2019
    • Nailing it Down: The Lawyers’ Guide to Hanging Out Your Shingle, Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention (May 4, 2012) (May 3, 2013);, Speaker, Nailing it Down: The Lawyers’ Guide to Hanging Out Your Shingle, Ohio Association for Justice
    • Preparing and Strategic Planning for Trial (Expert Witness Preparation), Event #140424, Columbus Bar Association and Women Lawyers of Franklin County, (April 24, 2014);, Speaker, Preparing and Strategic Planning for Trial (Expert Witness Preparation), Columbus Bar Association and Women Lawyers of Franklin County, 2014
    • Pre-Suit Damages Work Up and Negotiations, Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention, (May 8, 2014), Speaker, Pre-Suit Damages Work Up and Negotiations, 2014
    • Expert Witnesses: Who, What, When, Where and Why, Using Experts to Prove Damages. Kentucky Justice Association, (Louisville, KY, June 7, 2019), Speaker, Using Experts to Prove Damages, Kentucky Justice Association, 2019
    • Navigating through Statutes, Insurance Policies, and Regulations, “The Dreyfuss Syndrome, Part II,” Ohio Association for Justice, Insurance Law Seminar, (Columbus, OH, January 15, 2015 - Cleveland, OH, January 22, 2015 - Cincinnati, OH, January 29, 2015), Presenter, Navigating through Statutes, Insurance Policies, and Regulations, “The Dreyfuss Syndrome, Part II”, Ohio Association for Justice, 2015
    • Medical Record Retrieval Webinar, Ohio Association for Justice, (Columbus, OH, April 9, 2015), Presenter, Medical Record Retrieval Webinar, Ohio Association for Justice, 2015
    • Winning Tactics in Soft Tissue Cases, “From Intake to Mediation or Trial,” Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, 2015 Annual Spring Seminar (Cincinnati, OH, April 16, 2015), Speaker, Winning Tactics in Soft Tissue Cases, “From Intake to Mediation or Trial", Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association (SWTLA), 2015
    • Pre-Suit Damage Work Up and Negotiations, Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention (May 4, 2017), Speaker, Pre-Suit Damage Work Up and Negotiations, Ohio Association for Justice, 2017
    • Tactics & Timing: The Art of Negotiating Early, Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention (May 3, 2018), Speaker, Tactics & Timing: The Art of Negotiating Early, Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
    • Auto Injury Litigation From Start to Finish, “Insurance Coverage Research and Negotiations with the Claims Representatives, National Business Institute, (Columbus, Ohio, December 7, 2018), Speaker, Insurance Coverage Research and Negotiations with the Claims Representatives, National Business Institute (NBI), 2018
    • Sexual Harassment and Assault: The Trial Bar’s Role in Promoting Safety and Security in the #MeToo Era, Employer Liability:  When Employees Don’t Act Professionally, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Winter Convention, (Miami, FL, February 4, 2019), Speaker, Employer Liability:  When Employees Don’t Act Professionally, American Association for Justice, 2019
    • Evidence without Borders: Overlaps between Employment Law and Other Areas, Annual Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, (Hilliard, Ohio,  April 12, 2019), Speaker, Evidence without Borders: Overlaps between Employment Law and Other Areas, Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, 2019
    • Mock Trial Faculty, Personal Injury Trial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocates (2008), Mock Trial Faculty, National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA), Legal, 2008
    • Sexual Harassment Mock Trial Instructor, Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention (May 8, 2008), Instructor, Sexual Harassment Mock Trial Instructor, Ohio Association for Justice, 2008
    • Restoring Trust in Justice, Personal Injury Trial Practice: Find out How Others are Winning, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (May 25, 2006), Speaker, Personal Injury Trial Practice: Find out How Others are Winning, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006
    • Personal Diversity: Recognize, Embrace and Capitalize, Successful Solos, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (May 26, 2006), Speaker, Personal Diversity: Recognize, Embrace and Capitalize, Successful Solos, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006
    • 2004 Trial Strategies Seminar, “Trial Advocacy Tactics” and Panel Question and Answer, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Columbus, Ohio (October 19, 2004), Presenter, Trial Advocacy Tactics, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
    • Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Ohio, “Simplifying Complicated Issues in Wrongful Death Cases,” Lorman Education Services, Worthington, Ohio (March 12, 2004), Speaker, Simplifying Complicated Issues in Wrongful Death Cases, Lorman Education, 2004
    • PI Guerilla Seminar, “Common Problems Lawyers Face and How to Solve Them,” Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Columbus, Ohio (January 21, 2003), Presenter, Common Problems Lawyers Face and How to Solve Them, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
    • 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), Speaker, Plaintiff’s Perspective on Developing and Proving Damages and Plaintiff’s Perspective on Arguing Damages at Trial, PESI, 2000
    • The Women Advocate, “The Women Lawyer in the Courtroom,” Ohio State Bar Association and CLE Institute, Columbus, Ohio (September 7, 2000), Presenter, The Women Lawyer in the Courtroom, Ohio State Bar Association and CLE Institute, 2000
    • Faculty, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Columbus, Ohio (annually, multiple years), Faculty, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • How to Get and Work with Attorneys, Solidarity ’99, Columbus, Ohio (May 24, 1999), Presenter, How to Get and Work with Attorneys, Solidarity '99, 1999
    • “Complex Litigation and Discovery Abuse: What Do I Do Now?”, Advanced Discovery Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Strongsville, Ohio (March 5, 1999), Speaker, Complex Litigation and Discovery Abuse: What Do I Do Now?, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1999
    • 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), Co-Chair, Forms, Motions and Experts after Kuhmo Tire, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1999
    • Discovery in Complex Litigation, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, New Lawyer’s Seminar, 41st Annual Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio (May 21, 1998)
    • Latex Glove Allergies, Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1997 Annual Convention, San Diego, California (July 21, 1997)
    • Attorneys and Disability Rights, Solidarity ’97, Columbus, Ohio (May 29, 1997)
    • Latex Allergies, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Litigation at Sunrise, 40th Annual Convention, Cleveland, Ohio (April 25, 1997)
    • Patients' Responsibilities, Prescriptions for Pharmacist Liability, Ohio Pharmacists Association (1995)
    • Summertime Fun Can Be Dangerous, WCVO, 104.9 FM, "Everybody's Talking" (July 6, 1995), Talkshow guest, 1995
    • Panel Speaker; Presenter, “Lions, Tigers, and Plaintiff’s Attorneys,” Employers Resource Association, March 9, 2011, Speaker/Presenter, Lions, Tigers, and Plaintiff’s Attorneys, Employers Resource Association, Employers Resource Association, 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, The Southwestern Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
    • 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
    • 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, 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
    • Guest Speaker on America's Workforce Radio, Host Ed "Flash" Ferenc, May 5, 2011, Radio Guest, 2011

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Perrine v. MPW Industrial Serv., 213 F. Supp.2d 835 (S.D. Ohio 2002)
    • MDL in the Eastern District of Louisiana for Vioxx Litigation (2004-2010)
    • 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
    • Hamlin v. Motel Six, et al., (2000), Ohio App. LEXIS 2439
    • Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for Latex Glove Litigation (1996-2004)
    • 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
    • Incarnato v. Metropolitan Prop. and Cas. Ins. Co. (1996), 668 N.E.2d 920, 76 Ohio St. 3d 562
    • 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
    • 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

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • AV Peer Review rated, Martindale-Hubbell (2008-2019)

    Educational Background:

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

    7240 Muirfield Dr
    Suite 120
    Dublin, OH 43017

    Phone: 614-220-9100

    Fax: 186-631-8458

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