About Bill Oliver

Bill Oliver is one of the country’s leading aviation and product liability lawyers.  For more than 50 years, he has represented aircraft and aircraft-components manufacturers and other aviation related businesses in products liability actions and in related civil and commercial litigation matters.  He represents aviation clients in products liability cases throughout the United States and internationally.  Bill has been named to International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers.

Aviation Law

Bill has a thorough understanding of aviation systems and components and has participated in accident investigations for the firm’s aviation clients. He has helped aircraft manufacturers navigate the highly complex regulatory systems that govern general aviation aircraft and military aircraft.

Products Liability

Bill has participated as counsel in product liability cases filed in the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, among other nations. He is well-versed in the defenses applicable to those cases, including those available under the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA), the government contractor defense, and procedural issues such as jurisdiction and forum non conveniens. Bill has worked in product liability insurance renewals for 40 years.


  • University of Oklahoma School of Law, L.L.B., 1963
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1960

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1963

Professional Affilations

  • Products Liability Advisory Council, Member

Awards and Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers, 2006
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