Lance Oliver

Top rated Securities Litigation attorney in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Motley Rice
Lance Oliver
Motley Rice

Practice Areas: Securities Litigation, Consumer Law, Class Action & Mass Torts

Licensed in South Carolina since: 2008

Education: Duke University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

Motley Rice

28 Bridgeside Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Phone: 843-216-9061 Email: Lance Oliver Visit website


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.

First Admitted: 2004, Alabama

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

Office location for Lance Oliver

28 Bridgeside Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

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