James D. Oliver - Foulston Siefkin LLP

James D. Oliver

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999
Phone: 913-253-2145

Mr. Oliver’s knowledge and experience is unusually broad – it includes a number of registered securities offerings, franchise offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and debt financings. In recent years, he has devoted most of his practice to counseling corporate clients and to the trial and appeal of complex business litigation. Mr. Oliver enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest "AV" rating for lawyers and is listed in Chambers USA as a leading general commercial litigation attorney in the United States. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list and The Best Lawyers in America® for the areas of commercial litigation and other categories as well. He was selected by The Best Lawyers in America® as 2012 Kansas City, Kansas area Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year and as 2013 Kansas City, Kansas area Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Oliver currently serves as lead partner of the firm’s appellate practice team and as a member of the business practice team. Mr. Oliver is partner-in-charge of the firm's Kansas City office.

Northwest Missouri State UniversityBS 1971Washburn University School of LawJ.D. 1975
Kansas Bar Foundation American Bar Association Kansas Bar Association Johnson County Bar Association Wichita Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Foundation Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersCommittee on Conduct of Attorneys for US Dist. Ct.Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Sedgwick County Law Library

Client Comments

"James Oliver is an outstanding attorney who knows his way around the appeals court. A former Kansas Supreme Court Justice acquaintance told me Mr. Oliver is one of the finest attorneys in Kansas for appeals work. It is helpful to have an attorney that has an outstanding reputation with the higher courts. "

Office Location

32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600
9225 Indian Creek Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66210-2000
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Kansas City-KS Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Practice of the Kansas City-KS Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Kansas City-KS Metro Area
James D. Oliver has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!James D. Oliver has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!James D. Oliver has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation (Appellate)
Commercial Litigation (Antitrust, Appellate, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Securities)
Corporate Law (Antitrust, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Franchise, General Corporate, Litigation, Professional Ethics and Responsibility, Securities)
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Mining Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Other Information

Gender: Male