About Michael A. Olivio, Esq. Founder of Olivio Law Firm PLLC
Attorney Olivio: Educated, Experienced, Instructor
Michael A. Olivio, Esq. is a founding member of the Olivio Law Firm, PLLC, in Charleston, West Virginia. Michael was born in Wheeling, WV and grew up in the Clarksburg area.
Michael served five years in the United States Army prior to attending college at Fairmont State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in 1994. After working with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Michael attended the West Virginia University College of Law, receiving his J.D. degree in 1998.
While at the WVU College of Law, Michael was named to the Order of the Barristers, along with winning the 1998 Lugar Cup Trial Competition. Michael also served an additional six-year commitment with the West Virginia Army National Guard, where he served as an instructor at the State Academy located at Camp Dawson. Additionally, Michael served as an instructor at the Western Army Aviation Training Site located in Marana, Arizona.
West Virginia-Born Attorney with the Diligence You Need
Attorney Olivio's practice areas include civil litigation, personal injury claims, workplace injury claims, employment claims, sexual harassment claims, as well as insurance dispute claims. He worked for nearly a decade in the insurance defense industry, learning about how insurance companies litigated cases in our state. Putting this information to use to protect the citizens of the State he loves, Mr. Olivio has significant experience in employment issues, wrongful termination, personal injury and serious injury cases, as well as a distinct understanding of wrongful death litigation.
Michael's experience working for the corporations and their insurance companies adds to his skill and benefits his current clients by knowing the tactics they will face. Michael regularly represents individuals and small businesses before West Virginia's Circuit Courts, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Southern Districts of West Virginia.
Professional Associations and Memberships of Michael A. Olivio
Michael is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, the Kanawha County Bar Association, the West Virginia Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and is a former member of the Defense Research Institute. Michael also maintains a professional licensure with the Federal Aviation Administration.
In his time away from the office, Michael enjoys West Virginia's scenic outdoor opportunities. He can be found trout fishing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, canoeing on our many rivers and watching WVU football games.
Biography of Michael A. Olivio, Esq.
West Virginia, 1998
U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1998
J.D. – West Virginia University College of Law, 1998
B.A. – Fairmont University, 1994
Honors & Awards:
Lugar Cup Trial Champion
Marlyn E. Lugar Trial Association, 1998
Order of Barristers
United States Army, 1986 – 1992
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, 1994 – 1995; Technical inspector
Campbell Woods, PLLC, 1998 – 2003; Associate attorney
Atkinson & Polak, PLLC, 2003 – 2006; Associate attorney
Romano & Olivio, PLLC, 2007 – 2010; Attorney & founding member
Olivio & Griffith, PLLC, 2010 – 2015; Attorney & founding member
Olivio Law Firm, PLLC, 2015 – Present; Attorney & founding member
Federal Aviation Administration Certification
Through years of experience involving numerous accidents and injuries, we have learned how to help the people of West Virginia in troubled times. Often, we can obtain a resolution to any problem you may have without having to file a lawsuit. Nevertheless, if you have suffered some personal injury, been subject to some improper employment practice, or if your civil rights have been violated, we will vigorously represent your interests in the courts of West Virginia.