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Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver

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Overview

Richard Oliver focuses his practice on representing hospitals, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations and individual medical practitioners in a variety of health care, administrative and commercial litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels.

Richard also has extensive experience handling complex commercial, real estate and construction litigation matters.

Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment in medical malpractice case arising from alleged misdiagnosis of heart condition and claims of vicarious liability arising from alleged non-delegable duties and apparent agency.
  • Defended hospital against a series of pressure sore cases filed by a single plaintiff’s attorney, securing settlements that were a fraction of the client’s settlement target.
  • Representing several multi-unit residential property developers in property damage claims against their insurance companies and a national pest control company.
  • Defending a major international publishing company against defamation and invasion of privacy claims.
  • Representing a large financial institution against its general liability insurance carrier to recover the cost of defending against an action brought by a third party.
  • Defended national bank against fraud claims brought by borrowers.
  • Defended managed care organization providing services to a government agency against class action brought by guardian ad litem.
  • Obtained injunction in favor of managed care organization against physician group violating non-compete provisions of provider agreement.
  • Defended physician practice against fraud claims brought by patients arising from bills for medical services.

 Representative Cases:

  • Centennial Insurance Co. v. Life Bank, 953 So. 2d (Fla. 2nd DCA 2006).
  • Sandalwood Condominium Assoc. at Wildwood Inc., v. Allstate Ins. Co., 294 F. Supp 2d 115 (M.D. Fla. 2003).
  • Interactive Services, Inc. v. Heathrow Master Assoc., Inc., 809 So. 2d 900 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002).

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Former Vice Chair, Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Director & Volunteer, Wesley Chapel Athletic Association

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1997)
    • Florida Law Review
  • Florida Atlantic University (B.A., cum laude, 1994)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL
  • Associate, McWhirter Reeves, Tampa, FL

Areas of Focus

Disclaimer

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