Born and raised in Calgary, Oliver is a graduate of the University of Calgary. Having been conferred his B.A. and LL. B concurrently, Oliver continues his pursuit of education and is presently pursuing an MBA.
Oliver served four years as an elected member of the Senate of the University of Calgary, and was a member of the selection committee for the first Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He has also been a regular interviewer facilitating the admissions process for the medical school at the University of Calgary. Oliver is also a member of the Board of Directors for both the Youth Singers of Calgary and the Legal Archives Society of Alberta.
Having competed for the University of Calgary as a member of the Varsity Track & Field Team, Oliver has continued to fulfill his interest in athletics by competing in triathlons and marathons. Oliver is also an accomplished musician having been recognized in national and international competitions. Oliver's ensembles have released a number of albums and have performed concert tours on five continents. Presently, Oliver sings and plays keyboard for the firm's band, the Advo-Cats, who have recorded no albums and have performed on one continent.
As a choral director with the Youth Singers of Calgary, Oliver has lead groups of junior high students to California on multiple occasions. Oliver continues to teach and mentor young performers as the Assistant Director of the "Jr. Hi" Division.
Oliver has been a volunteer judge for various University of Calgary Faculty of Law moot teams, is a volunteer judge and evaluator for the CPLED articling program, a coach for various high school debate teams, and a judge for the Canadian Bar Association Law Day Trial Competition.
Oliver is also a sessional instructor at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
After articling and working as an associate with a large national firm, Oliver joined Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP, with whom he has worked for a decade. During his years in practice, Oliver has had the opportunity to defend physicians and now advances professional negligence claims. In addition to professional negligence, significant portions of Oliver's practice include corporate and commercial litigation (including insolvency and restructuring work), and administrative law including securities hearings. Oliver has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, and before the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
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