*Alyson Oliver – Attorney | Managing Partner

Alyson Oliver – Attorney | Managing Partner

With a multifaceted career spanning nearly 15 years, Alyson Oliver’s experience as a trial lawyer, and managing shareholder of Oliver Law Group PC has provided an incredible foundation for handling intricate litigation. Oliver has thrived over the years on challenging courtroom battles and victories for the underdog. She has launched and actively managed two successful firms. As dynamic trial lawyer, she is a diligent advocate for her clients. Oliver is skilled in all phases of litigation from the preparation and discovery phases through negotiations, hearings and trials.

Oliver’s peers have recognized her talent and dedication to her clients and the legal profession. In 2008-2011 Oliver was named a Top 100 Trial Attorney by the American Trial Lawyers Association. The Association is a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualification of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. It is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers Association to promote excellence in the legal profession through practical educational programs and legal publications that deal with the current issues facing The American Trial Lawyer.

Legal Excellence & Professionalism


Ms. Oliver’s dedication and commitment to upholding the highest standard of legal excellence and professionalism has been demonstrated in over a decade of service which includes:

  • 2003 Pro Bono Recognition from Chief Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • 2008 Pro Bono Recognition from Chief Judge Bernard Friedman of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Named as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in America’s Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009 and 2010 Pro Bono Recognition from Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

National Press Coverage

Oliver has been involved in numerous cases that have sparked national and international interest. She has been interviewed and featured in print, online, on television and radio regarding her expertise and involvement with some of the nation’s most interesting litigation. As a result, Oliver has been called upon and often quoted by leaders in with Fox 2 News Detroit, Daily Fox News, Channel 95.5 Detroit, Spin 1038 Radio in Dublin, Ireland, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Observer, Digital Spy, Yahoo! News, Entertainment Weekly, Business Wire, Rolling Stone, NBC, Channel 95.5 Detroit, My Fox Phoenix, Huffington Post, Reuters, ABC News, TV Guide, Billboard, Washington Post, Detroit Legal News, WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit, Lawyers USA, Washington Post, NY Times, Crains, Salon, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg News, NPR Radio, Law360, Rolling Stone and the National Law Journal.

Nationwide Networking

Oliver understands and functions well in the complex litigation landscape. She has engaged in dozens of conferences, counsel meetings and symposiums involving hundreds of law firms in venues across the country that are designed to facilitate consensus for leadership roles, consider organizational structures and promote coordinated litigation efforts.

Lectures

Oliver lectured colleagues at the national HarrisMartin Nexgen® Zimmer Knee Litigation Conference in San Francisco regarding the Zimmer Nexgen litigation strategy. Oliver presented at the Transvaginal Mesh conference in Savannah, Georgia in November 2011. In September 2012, Oliver had a role in the Daubert considerations as it refers to metal-on-metal hip litigation in New York.

Highlights

 

  • Dynamic Trial Attorney with a 90% win rate for an average of 20 trials annually
  • Six years of progressive trial experience in primary practice of criminal defense prior to electing to focus on civil plaintiff’s litigation and ultimately, complex litigation
  • Procured a published opinion changing the standard for medical treatment for prisoners as counsel in Garretson v. Madison Heights, a §1983 case
  • Appointed as class counsel repeatedly in multiple states; currently serving as class counsel in the WARN act litigation in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Presenter of oral argument at Joint Panel of Multi-District Litigation in efforts to consolidate national litigation in MDL proceedings in Imprelis Litigation, and Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
  • Currently involved in MDL litigation in DePuy ASR, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis, Digitek, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle, Yaz®, Transvaginal Mesh and NuvaRing®

Appointed to and currently serving on the Plaintiff Steering Committee on Zimmer NexGen® Knee Multi District Litigation pending in Chicago, Illinois before the Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer as well as on the Steering Committee for six Transvaginal Mesh Multi-District Litigations cases pending in West Virginia before Judge Goodwin.

Engaged in law and motion committee, plaintiffs vetting committee, and discovery committees in multiple MDLs and class actions; currently in Zimmer NexGen®, Imprelis Multi District Litigations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan antitrust litigation and Transvaginal Mesh litigation.

Currently involved in the following MDL/Class Action litigations:

  • Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    Case No. 2:12-md-02311; MDL No. 2311
  • The Shane Group, Inc., et al v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    Case No. 2:10-cv-14360
  • DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR™ Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    Case No. 1:10-md-02197; MDL No. 2197
  • NuvaRing® Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the District of Missouri
    Case No. 4:08-md-01964; MDL No. 1964
  • DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    Case No. 3:11-md-02244; MDL No. 2244
  • Blanche Denise Jackson, et al v. Mastronardi Produce Limited, et al Class Action Litigation
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    Case No. 2:11-cv-11525
  • Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
    Case No. 3:09-md-02100; MDL No. 2100
  • Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    Case No. 1:11-cv-05468; MDL No. 2272
    Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee on November 10, 2011
  • American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    Case No.2:12-md-02325; MDL No. 2325
    Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee on May 4, 2012
  • Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    Case No. 2:12-md-02326; MDL No. 2326
  • Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    Case No. 2:12-md-02387; MDL No. 2387
  • Cook Medical Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    Case No. 2:13-md-02440; MDL No. 2440
  • C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    Case No. 2:10-md-02187; MDL No. 2187
  • Ethicon Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    Case No. 2:12-md-02327; MDL No. 2327

Formerly involved in the following MDL/ Class Action litigations:

  • DeMetsenare v. Stefani Germanotta aka Lady Gaga, et al Class Action
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    Case No. 2:11-cv-12753
  • Digitek Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    Case No. 2:08-md-1968; MDL No. 1968
  • Imprelis Herbicide Marketing Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Case No. 2:11-md-02284; MDL No. 2284
  • Raymond Jones v. Best Buy Co., Inc., et al Class Action
    United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
    Case No. 0:12-cv-00095
  • Medtronic, Inc. Sprint Fidelis Leads Products Liability Litigation
    Unietd States District Court for the District of Minnesota
    Case No. 0:08-md-1905; MDL No. 1905
  • MI Windows and Doors, Inc. Products Liability Litigation
    United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
    Case No. 2:12-md-0001; MDL No. 2333

Education

B.A. 1994 – Oakland University

J.D. 1998- University of Detroit Mercy

State Court Bar Admission


State of Michigan

Federal Court Bar Admission

United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
United States District Court of Indiana Northern District
United States District Courts of Michigan Eastern District and Western District
United States District Court of New York Northern District
United States District Court of Ohio Northern District
United States District Court of Wisconsin Eastern District
United States District Court of Missouri Eastern District

Special Appointments & Recognistion

4/15/2003| Pro Bono Recognition from Chief Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

9/23/2008| Pro Bono Recognition from Chief Judge Bernard Friedman of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012| Named as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in America’s Trial Lawyers Association

9/15/2009| Pro Bono Recognition from Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

9/15/2010| Pro Bono Recognition from Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Affiliations

American Trial Lawyers Association
American Association of Justice
Oakland County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
U.S. District Court Pro Bono Committee
Consumer Law Division, State Bar of Michigan