Oliver attended the University of California, Irvine where he graduated cum laude in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.   Following college, Oliver attended law school at American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.  During law school, Oliver served as a law clerk with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  He also served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Administrative Law Review.  Oliver was admitted to the California State Bar in 2004.

Prior to joining SLP, Oliver worked as a health care attorney, representing hospitals, health systems and other health care providers in health care litigation and managed care contracting.  In addition, as a litigator, Oliver also represented public entities such as the Los Angeles County, the City of Pasadena and the Regents of the University of California in insurance defense matters.