Antoinette C. Oliver is a member of the Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Employment Law, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. She is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Associates Committee and as the firm’s Pro Bono Coordinator.
Her business litigation practice involves representing clients in commercial disputes in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. She has litigated claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, UCC, insurance coverage, and collection matters. She also has substantial experience in defending clients against products liability and personal injury claims.
Ms. Oliver also represents clients in employment law matters, including employment discrimination claims, post-employment restrictions, covenants not to compete, and wage payment claims.
In addition, she focuses her practice on intellectual property law including trademarks and trade secret litigation. She has also represented individuals and companies before the Internal Revenue Service (in connection with examinations and appeals of audits), the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and the United States Tax Court (in connection with tax litigation).
- Allegheny County Bar Association, Public Service Committee, Member
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
- Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership, immediate past Chair and the Firm’s Representative on the Executive Board
- Custody Conciliation Project and the Landlord Tenant Project (signature projects of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership), Project Manager
In 2013 Ms. Oliver, along with Meyer, Unkovic & Scott associate attorneys, led the development and launch of the Landlord Tenant Project, a program operated in conjunction with Neighborhood Legal Services and the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. The Project provides free representation to individuals who have been denied Section 8 or public housing. In addition, the Project represents those who need assistance to appeal a judgment of possession at an arbitration hearing. The volunteer attorneys also staff a hotline, which provides advice to low-income tenants.
As a result of their efforts, the Allegheny County Bar Association honored the firm with its Organization Pro Bono Achievement Award in 2014, and in 2017 the firm received the Pro Bono Institute’s Corporate Pro Bono Award.