Lance Oliver

Lance Oliver

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Mount Pleasant, SC

Motley Rice
 | 28 Bridgeside Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-216-9061
Fax: 843-216-9450
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (50%),
  • Consumer Law (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Lance Oliver is a trial lawyer who litigates class actions, mass torts, and other complex matters. He has experience with all phases of litigation from filing the complaint, trying the case, and pursuing appeals. His practice focuses on securities and consumer fraud class actions, tobacco litigation, and other defective products.

    Lance has recently acted as lead trial counsel in a number of Engle progeny cases in Florida, representing smokers and their families against tobacco manufacturers. He argued a successful appeal to the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Florida, securing a $1.5 million* verdict for a smoker’s widow in a wrongful death suit against tobacco giants Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds in Philip Morris USA Inc. et al. v. Marchese. He also served as counsel in Berger v. Philip Morris USA Inc., which resulted in a $27 million* verdict for a client who fell victim at a young age to the manufacturer’s marketing campaigns targeting children.

    Lance has also devoted a substantial amount of time to litigating securities fraud class actions, and has served as co-lead counsel for the class in many securities fraud cases including Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, et al. v. Pharmacia Corp., et al., a securities fraud class action that settled for $164 million dollars*. More recently, Lance selected the jury as co-trial counsel for the end-payor class in In re Solodyn (Minocycline Hydrochloride) Antitrust Litigation, pay-for-delay antitrust litigation.

    Prior to joining Motley Rice in 2007, Lance served as an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of a national law firm, where he worked on complex products liability litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

    Lance is a member of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). After graduating from Duke Law School, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable James Hughes Hancock of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. He is recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Charleston chapter of the American Lung Association, as well as the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center.

    *Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    About Lance Oliver

    Admitted: 2008, South Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • 2019–2020 Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Financial Lawyers
    • 2016 The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers™ South Carolina

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed In: AL, DC, FL, SC Admitted to Practice Before: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Fifth and the Eleventh Circuits, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2004; B.A., Samford University, 2001
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    Office Location for Lance Oliver

    28 Bridgeside Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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    Last Updated: 1/20/2021

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