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.
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
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,
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
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 —
Williams v. True Cast Concrete (1999); Truck v. Auto; $600k settlement; — Big Rig truck rear-ended auto.