Mr. Oliver is a partner in the Vorys Houston office and a member of the litigation group. His practice focuses on civil litigation throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Oliver, who holds degrees in both chemistry and biology, and who did graduate work in biochemistry, specializes in complex claims requiring sophisticated analytical solutions and approaches to persuasion. He has litigated hundreds of cases and has tried dozens to verdict. Mr. Oliver is the editor of Mass Torts: State of the Art, a blog covering the rapidly expanding and constantly changing mass torts landscape.
Prevailing at trial or briefing, arguing and winning on appeal cases for some of the world's largest oil and gas, energy, chemical and professional engineering firms. For example, he recently argued at the Texas Supreme Court a case a client had been advised by other counsel could not be won. You can watch the oral argument here.
Mr. Oliver is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Houston Bar Association and the Fifth Circuit Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of Texas as well as the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern Federal District Courts of Texas.
Mr. Oliver received his J.D. from the Baylor University School of Law. He received his B.S. in Biology and his B.S. in Chemistry from Furman University.
Professional and Community Activities
- Defense Research Institute, Member
Honors & Awards
- Texas Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense, 2004-2011
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
- Oliver Quoted in Law360 Story Entitled “Federal Asbestos Trust Bill Takes Forum-Shopping Off Table”
- Oliver Quoted in American Medical News Story on Lawsuits Following Meningitis Outbreak
- Oliver Quoted in Business Insurance Story on Meningitis Lawsuits Filed Against Physicians
- Oliver Quoted in Two Products Liability Law360 Stories
- Oliver Quoted in LawyersUSA Article Entitled "Preemptive strike to failure-to-warn leaves lawyers leery"
- Vorys Launches Mass Torts Blog
- Former Porter & Hedges Lawyer Starts Houston Outpost of Ohio Firm Vorys
- Vorys Opens Office In Houston
- Digging Into The Duty To Mine Big Data
- What To Expect From Fungal Meningitis Liability Cases
- Drawing The Line On What Is 'Scientific Knowledge'
- Spotlight On Steve Gold's Toxic Tort Causation Paper
- Untested Hypotheses: Only As Strong As The Expert Witness
- Dixon V. Ford: The Best Causation Opinion Of 2012
- The FCA, Academic Fraud And Statistical Inference
- How A Texas Plaintiff Found A Way To Causation
- Differential Diagnosis Can't Establish 'General Causation'
- Tripping Up Defendants With Bootstrap Reasoning