Jason L. Oliver - Law Offices of Jason L. Oliver

Jason L. Oliver

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 626-797-2777

Jason Oliver maintains his law practice in Pasadena, California, representing plaintiffs in egregious case of sexual harassment, employment and personal injury.  His practice covers all of California and all phases of litigation, from inception to trial and appeal. 

Mr. Oliver has handled well over 100 cases, and notably, was co-counsel for plaintiffs in: Moran v. Shah (2013) [$1.25 million sexual harassment verdict]; Wherry v. Award, Inc. (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 1242 [California Association of Realtors’ arbitration agreement held unconscionable]; Marcisz v. Ultrastar Theaters (Movie Theatre Entertainment Group, Inc.) (2005) [$6.85 million sexual harassment verdict; appellate reinstatement of jury award of $850,000 award]; and Gober, et al., v. Ralphs Grocery Company (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2006) 137 Cal.App.4th 204 [approving 6-to-1 ratio of punitive to compensatory damages in sexual harassment case].

In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Oliver was named among “The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of employment law.  He also enjoys a 10 out of 10 (“Superb”) rating by www.avvo.com in the fields of sexual harassment and personal injury law.  In 2005, 2006, and 2007, he was selected by his peers as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and Los Angeles magazines. 

In 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Mr. Oliver was selected a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by his peers.  In 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, he was named a “Top Attorney” by Pasadena Magazine. Mr. Oliver is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Employment Law and Litigation sections of the California State Bar, LEFTJAW, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and American Association for Justice (AAJ). 

In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Oliver was a guest speaker at numerous high schools and colleges, including the Inn of St. Ives, Southwestern University School of Law’s, where he spoke on the “Current Judicial Attitude in Employment Law.”  He also was a panelist at the California Employment Lawyers Association’s annual conferences (2008-Punitive Damages; 2010-Remedies in Employment Law).

Southwestern University School of LawJ.D. 1996
Consumers Attorneys of CaliforniaConsumers Attorneys Association of Los AngelesCalifornia Employment Lawyers AssociationLEFTJAWEmployment Law Section of the California State BarLitigation Section of the California State BarNational Employment Lawyers AssociationGerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College

Case History

Moran v. Shah (2013); $1.25 Million Sexual Harassment Verdict — In phase 1, Plaintiff contended she was sexually harassed by the defendant-owner.  During a discussion with defendant regarding a raise, defendant indicated she could get a raise if she provided him with oral sex, allegedly like another worker who had worked for him prior to plaintiff.  When plaintiff declined, defendant threatened to fire plaintiff and verbally abused her in numerous other ways.  Ultimately, defendant terminated plaintiff.  Plaintiff suffered emotional distress as a result of defendant’s offensive and abusive conduct.   In phase 2, plaintiff claimed defendant had sufficient wealth, and that the conduct was sufficiently offensive to warrant a punitive damage award against defendant.
Wherry v. Award, Inc. (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 1242; Sexual Harassment/Arbitration Appeal
Obtained appellate writ reversing order granting arbitration and successful defense of appeal from new order denying arbitration; This was followed by defense appeal resulting in a published Court of Appeal decision, Wherry v. Award, Inc. (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 1242).  Later, the court awarded plaintiffs $165,000 in  attorney’s fees related solely to the arbitration issue.  Case is pending.
Marcisz v. Ultrastar (2008); $6.85 Million Sexual Harassment Verdict and Appellate Decision — After a jury awarded, plaintiffs $6.85 million for sexual harassment by their employer, the trial granted a new trial based on alleged excessive damages.  The court of appeal reinstated the compensatory damages.
Doe v. Roe Co. (2003); Sexual Harassment; $6.7+ Million Settlement
Details confidential.
Williams v. True Cast Concrete (1999); Truck v. Auto; $600k settlement; — Big Rig truck rear-ended auto.

Office Location

128 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 107
Pasadena, CA 91103
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals

Other Information

Gender: Male