The Pittsburgh Business Times Fast Trackers program honors up-and-comers under 40 years of age in the region’s business community. The selection process concentrates on their accomplishments to date and potential for significant career advancement. Many of the honorees are making a difference not only at their respective organizations, but also in the community.
A partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, Oliver has worked as an attorney with the firm since 2007. She is part of the firm’s Business Litigation, Energy & Mineral Rights Law, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Employment Law & Employee Benefits, and Intellectual Property Groups. She frequently represents clients in commercial disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, negligence, trade secrets, personal injury, products liability, insurance coverage and collection matters. Oliver also helps clients in employment law matters including employment discrimination claims, post-employment restrictions, covenants not to compete, and wage payment claims. In addition, she works with clients on intellectual property matters related to trademarks and trade secret litigation.
Oliver is the Chair of the Administrative Board of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership, a collaboration of legal departments, law firms, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, and Neighborhood Legal Services Association. As coordinator of the firm’s pro bono work, Oliver helped to create and manages the firm’s Landlord Tenant Project, a signature project of the Partnership. The project helps low income individuals who have been denied public housing or are facing difficulties in connection with private housing. The Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association each honored the successful project with their “Pro Bono Awards.” In addition, Oliver also manages the Custody Conciliation Pro Bono Project, another of the Partnership’s signature projects in which volunteer attorneys provide limited representation of clients at custody conciliations in the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
Oliver earned her Juris Doctor in 2007 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship for academic achievement. While in law school, she served as editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. She graduated cum laude from Smith College in 2002. Oliver resides in Mount Lebanon with her husband and son.
Thompson participates in Meyer, Unkovic & Scott’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment Law & Employee Benefits and Intellectual Property Groups. He counsels clients on a variety of matters, including contract negotiations, trade secrets, labor-management relations, complex commercial litigation and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings. He also serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Thompson serves on the boards of the Pitt Law Alumni Association, Rainbow Kitchen Community Services, Small Seeds Development, Inc., and the Sarah Heinz House Associate Board. He is an active member on several committees of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA). Recently, the Homer S. Brown Division of the ACBA named Thompson the recipient of the 2016 Young Leader Award, which honors the accomplishments of young attorneys who have positively affected the African-American legal community.
Thompson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Washington & Jefferson College and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He currently resides in Monroeville with his wife.