Rt. 618
BELVIDERE, NJ 07823, United States
Phone: 973.856.8000
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Practice/Organization Description

RAYMOND A. OLIVER born Paterson, New Jersey. Admitted to New Jersey and Washington, DC bars for state and federal practice. Past Chair, Administrative Law Section, NJSBA. Past Chair, International Litigation Committee, NJSBA. Served as chief campaign counsel for City of Paterson, New Jersey mayoral campaigns of Martin "Marty" Barnes, first African American Mayor of Paterson. Invited speaker on middle eastern affairs. Represents international clients from UN on private and official matters. Member Board of Governors, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences-EMMY awards. Chair, Membership Committee, Television Academy EMMY awards. Educational includes: Harvard Law School, certificate in International Litigation, Mass Torts and Problems in Civil Procedure with renown expert Art Miller. International Litigation was with renowned authority Anne Marie Slaughter, now dean of Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and of the Presidents National Security Council. Graduated from John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois receiving Juris Doctor degree. Attended New York University Graduate School of Politics, Political Philosophy division. Attended the New School for Social Research, New York, NY in graduate courses on Urban Economics and in Philosophy of the Mind course instructed by the world renowned political theorist, Hannah Arendt. Hannah Arendt was mentored by the great 20th century philosopher Martin Heidegger. Additional graduate courses included Sociology of Religion where Oliver conducted in-depth research on Chicago religious cults together with international scholar G.D.West of University of Western Australia, under direction of internationally acclaimed sociologist Tom Gannon,SJ. Oliver served as special features correspondent for The Al Riyadh and the Riyadh English Daily during the Gulf War. He has written on Biblical Archaeology and maintains a blog, "Reverb Politics." Oliver holds an A.B. (Bachelor of Arts) from Loyola University Chicago. A J.D. from John Marshall Law School, Chicago and a Certificate for advanced courses at Harvard Law School. Early affiliations were with the Paterson Redevelopment Agency, where he authored NJ Supreme Court legal briefs on urban renewal law. Professional career began by prosecuting cases for the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, general law division. Clients include, Weight Watchers Int. leasehold litigation; Middle East Airlines; RAMCO / RAMTEK aircraft; Missions/Embassies to UN; LOT Air disaster litigation; ISRAELI research-filtration corporation and other complex and routine legal matters.

Mr. Oliver was defense counsel in the largest drug conspiracy trial in the United States, venued in the US District Court for the District of Brooklyn, where of numerous defense counsels, Hon. Herbert Maletz, JUSDC stated on the record to the defendant, "...you have an excellent lawyer representing you." Mr. Oliver represented top corporate officers of the US' largest Aircraft Parts company in a criminal matter brought by the US Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. He was first to write on clear defenses available to Dominque Strauss-Kahn and first to compliment the NY District Attorney for ethically discharging duties on "exculpatory evidence" owed to defendants.

As a "top tier firm," Oliver represented corporations and persons, including film producers, recording artists and Broadway actors.

Ray Oliver is attributed credit for legal representation in filmmaker Jake Gorst’s 2007 Emmy award winning nationally broadcast PBS documentary, Farmboy.

Mr. Oliver is admitted to numerous Who's Who publications, including Who's Who in America. He has been nominated / selected for inclusion into Who's Who Registries.

Ray Oliver, Esq. is active in publishing in all areas and levels of local, state, federal and international law.

He is not currently active in representation of clients.

OLIVER*BINELLI a predecessor law firm

contact: 973.856.8000

Bar Admissions

New Jersey 1979

United States District Court

Washington, DC. 1980


HARVARD LAW - Advanced instruction


New York University-Grad School Politics

New School- NY,NY. Political Philosophy


Professional Associations & Memberships

Bd. of Governors- NATAS-NY Television Academy for EMMY awards

Chair, Membership Cmmtt- NATAS-NY Television Academy for EMMY awards


Chair, International Law Commtt New Jersey State Bar Assoc

Chair, Administrative Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Assoc

Honors and Awards

Who's Who In American Law (past inclusion)

Who's Who In The World (past inclusion)

Newly Emerging Leaders

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