Kenneth Oliver is an accomplished trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic liability matters with extensive exposure. A frequent lecturer to both clients and members of the legal community on early claim resolution strategies and fair claims handling practices.
He now leads a nonprofit that designs reentry programs for former prisoners, believing those with experience can best design policies to assist others.
Early Life and Education
Ken Oliver was born and educated in Oil City, Pennsylvania before attending Oil City Senior High School before entering the Marine Corps for five years as a tech sergeant – serving in Cherry Point NC; Memphis TN; Jacksonville FL before being honorably discharged as an honorable tech sergeant.
He later joined his father’s livestock auctioneering firm in Hawick, Scotland — one of the oldest such firms in Britain — where he initially worked with cattle and sheep before transitioning into point-to-point horse sales.
Oliver was an ardent Packers fan who also enjoyed hunting and golfing. An avid reader, he delighted in crossword puzzles as well as playing TV Jeopardy. Additionally, Oliver had a deep appreciation for history; often discussing past figures with family and friends.
Ken Oliver is a Managing Director in FTI Technology’s Digital Forensics practice, with more than two decades of experience helping his clients address investigations that involve technological changes.
Oliver successfully convinced California to waive its three-strikes law and release him, leading him to become policy director of a public interest firm and leader of an organization dedicated to developing reentry programs for ex-felons.
As part of his current responsibilities, he oversees complex bodily injury liability, premises liability, professional negligence and catastrophic/high exposure losses matters. Additionally, he conducts training programs for claims professionals at his firm as an equity partner.
Achievement and Honors
Oliver brings together his expertise as a coalition builder within the conservative movement with public diplomacy techniques and Spanish as the native language to lead Texas Public Policy Foundation’s efforts in supporting policies that secure borders while improving legal immigration into the US.
Oliver took office this year as head coach of Long Jump and 400m Hurdles at MEAC and saw Dominique Cleggett (long jump) and Uchechi Onuoha (400-meter hurdles) advance to the NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Round in their respective events, along with Destiny Stanford and Mohammed Bah earning MEAC Academic All-Cross Country honors.
Oliver is an unassuming individual who deflects criticism with an outstretched hand. His desire to better his community stems from growing up in Baltimore housing projects.
Oliver was also known as an enthusiastic family man; his family consisted of Mary, two sons and a daughter; in addition, he participated in several community activities like serving on the board for Old Fort Parker Historical Site near Groesbeck; camping was another passion he held dear.
He has also taken part in various political initiatives, including criminal justice reform. Recently he persuaded California legislators to fund his nonprofit CROP which offers reentry programs for former prisoners.
Oliver is passionate about history and especially enjoys learning about the American Civil War and World War I. His father served in World War II’s United States Army – earning the moniker “Juno” due to his involvement in D-Day; Oliver greatly respects this act of service from him.
Ken is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in complex/catastrophic litigation, often speaking on topics such as early claim resolution and good faith claims handling practices.
The 66-year-old is a gentlemanly individual who accepts criticism with grace. His strong sense of community stems from growing up in Baltimore housing projects; he and Jane have two children together.
He owns over 4,658 units of Syneos Health Inc stock valued at over $1,623,211 and earns over $275,000 as Independent Director at the company. He has engaged in eleven trades of the stock since 9 November 2020; recently exercising 4,658 units on 9 November. In his free time he enjoys collecting guns and taking his family fishing; with his wife they often travel to Germany exploring antique shops and beer gardens.