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OliverYoung

Of Counsel

"Client satisfaction is the primary goal of my law practice."

Overview

Biography

Oliver concentrates his practice on general commercial litigation. A former NYS Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District principal court attorney, he has extensive experience serving as a matrimonial referee, making recommendations relative to the dissolution of marriage as well as in matters involving maintenance, custody, child support, distributing financial assets, and other ancillary financial issues.

Oliver additionally has significant research and writing experience, including disposing sundry motions. He has handled Article 78 petitions and other special proceedings, coordinated the processing of in rem property actions, and facilitated the NYS Supreme Court’s videoconferencing initiative designed, in part, to ease court congestion.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County, Board of Directors Former President; Former Director; and Former Young Lawyers’ Committee Chair
  • Minority Bar Association of Western New York, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Elected Delegate to the House of Delegates; Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform Member; Task Force on Racism, Social Equity, and the Law, Housing Committee Co-Chair;Former Executive Committee Member; and Former Committee on Law, Youth, and Citizenship Chair
  • American Bar Association, Member

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Unified Court System, Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York Courts, Pandemic Practices Working Group Member
  • Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority, NYS Comptroller-Appointed Director
  • New York Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Former Justice of the Buffalo Alumni Chapter
  • Western New York Law Center, Former Board of Directors President and Member
  • NYS Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District, Former Gender and Racial Fairness Committee Member
Experience

Prior Experience

  • NYS Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District, Principal Court Attorney
  • Wisconsin Department of Revenue Bureau of Systems and Data Processing, Computer Programmer and Analyst

Selected Community Activities

  • Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc., Board of Advisors Member and Former Board of Directors President
  • University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association, Former Vice President
  • Erie County Cultural Resources Advisory Board, Former Member

Selected Honors

  • Bar Association of Erie County, Special Service Award
  • University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association, Public Service Award
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Charles H. Dougherty Civility Award
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Students of Color Dinner Trailblazer Award
Knowledge

Selected Publications & Media

Featured Media

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New York State Budget Bill Expands Independence of Nurse Practitioners

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New York State's Highest Court Reaffirms Specific Causation Requirements in Toxic Tort Cases

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Housing Discrimination: Pro Se Plaintiff Robert W. Johnson Targeting Hotels, Motels in Recent Flurry of Federal Lawsuits

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New York State Supreme Court, Albany County, Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting Implementation of State-Issued Appraisal Model for Solar and Wind Energy Systems

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Council on Environmental Quality Finalizes Revisions to National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations

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Updates on Federal Student Loan Dischargeabilty in Bankruptcy

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