H. Eugene Oliver, III is a partner at Evans Oliver, PLC who focuses his practice on criminal defense, traffic matters, and custody/visitation cases. Eugene is committed to providing zealous advocacy and high quality representation for all of his clients. He focuses his practice on not only making the best legal arguments in court, but also on guiding you through the complex legal system and working with you to protect your interests.
Eugene is a former prosecutor who now practices criminal defense, with extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom, ranging from violent crimes like first degree murder and robbery to major drug offenses to serious financial crimes. Having handled thousands of cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, he knows the ins and outs of criminal law practice throughout Virginia. Eugene has been selected by his peers to serve on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the premier statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys.
Eugene is one of the few attorneys in the Shenandoah Valley who has been certified by the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission to serve as counsel on capital murder (death penalty) cases, in addition to being certified for felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile criminal cases. He has participated in all stages of criminal cases from pre-trial investigations to appeal and is prepared to represent your interests zealously every step of the way.
Eugene also has extensive experience handling traffic matters. He has prosecuted thousands of traffic cases and now puts that experience to work for his clients. He routinely defends clients accused of Driving Under the Influence, Driving on a Suspended License, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Eluding, Speeding and other traffic matters throughout the Shenandoah Valley. He has successfully received reductions and dismissals for his clients in all types of traffic cases, through both trial and negotiation.
In addition to his criminal defense and traffic work, Eugene focuses his civil practice on juvenile matters, as both a Guardian ad Litem for children and representing parents in custody/visitation cases. Eugene was counsel on the published decision of McMahon v. Wirick, 762 S.E.2d 781 (Va., 2014), an important decision regarding name changes of juveniles, where the Supreme Court of Virginia upheld his client’s victory in the trial court keeping the child’s birth name.
While based in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Mr. Oliver also actively represents clients in Augusta, Shenandoah, Page, Rockbridge, Albemarle, Highland, Bath, and Alleghany counties and the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, Charlottesville, Lexington, and Buena Vista in criminal, traffic, and custody/visitation matters. Additionally, Eugene is available to handle select matters across the Commonwealth of Virginia on a case by case basis.
Before joining Evans Law Group PLC in 2016, Eugene owned his own practice, Oliver Law, PLLC in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he represented clients in criminal defense, traffic, and family law matters. Prior to moving to the Shenandoah Valley, Eugene was in private practice for five years in Northern Virginia. Before those positions, he worked in the Attorney General’s office and as a prosecutor.
Eugene received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Board and a Senator for his class. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with degrees in History and Government. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Eugene lives in the City of Harrisonburg with his wife, Cody, and their two children.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2008||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2015|
|2015 Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|2014 Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2014|
|2013 Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2013|
|Partner||Evans Oliver, PLC||2016 - Present|
|Owner||Oliver Law, PLLC||2016 - 2016|
|Senior Associate||Livesay & Myers, PC||2013 - 2016|
|Senior Associate||Tully Rinckey, PLLC||2012 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Wexell Milman||2011 - 2012|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office Of The Attorney General||2010 - 2011|
|Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney||Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Mecklenburg County||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association||Secretary (2017-2018)||2016 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2016 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Communications||Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||2011 - 2016|
|The Champion (VACDL)||Restoration of Gun Rights - Virginia||2016|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Setting the Record Straight: Expungements, Pardons and Restoration of Rights||2015|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Don’t Get Carried Away—What You Need to Know About Carrying Firearms in Virginia||2015|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Asset Forfeiture In Virginia||2015|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Marijuana Use in Virginia? Not So Fast, My Friend!||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||You Have The Right to Remain Silent. Use It!||2014|
|The LIvesay & Myers Blog||Dress The Part: What To Wear To Court||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||How To Help Your Criminal Defense Attorney Defend You||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||To Plea or Not to Plea?||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Five Things to Expect When Your Child Is Facing Criminal Charges||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||When Are Juveniles Tried As Adults in Virginia?||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||How to Help Your Criminal Attorney Protect Your Immigration Status||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Supreme Court Approves Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Call||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||The Basics of Bond in Virginia||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Why Should You Hire a Traffic Attorney?||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Child Support For Children With Autism In Virginia||2013|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||How The Juvenile Criminal System Works In Fairfax County||2013|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Four Traffic Mistakes That Will Get You Pulled Over By Police||2013|
|George Washington University National Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|College of William and Mary||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Criminal Attorney Eugene Oliver Interviewed About Jameis Winston Case||Jameis Winston Case||2013|
|US ED Virginia - Impersonating Law Enforcement||Reduction to Non-Criminal Traffic Infraction|
|McMahon v. Wirick; Virginia Supreme Court - 762 S.E.2d 781 (Va., 2014)||Trial Court Affirmed in Published Decision|
|Fairfax Domestic Assault and Battery||Client found Not Guilty|
|Alexandria DUI||Client found Guilty of Reckless Driving|
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