Oliver Law Firm is owned by an experienced attorney, Mike Oliver. He and his staff are prepared to handle all types of legal cases with the care and compassion that everyone deserves. Each staff member at Oliver Law is dedicated to resolving your legal problems through effective communication and negotiation, with a willingness to litigate your case for you during all phases of the trial process. We’re conveniently located in the Des Moines area, serving clients across Central Iowa. If you live outside of the Greater Des Moines area, our attorneys will discuss travel as a part of your representation cost.
Understanding Legal Representation
We pride ourselves on being down-to-earth and easy to speak to; we don’t try to shut out clients with jargon or an intimidating presence. We want you to understand the solutions we’re working on for your legal issues so you can have peace of mind that you’re being taken care of by legal professionals who care about the outcome of your situation. We extend the same compassion and attention to detail whether we’re working with you on estate planning or a custody battle.
Practicing Diverse Areas of Law
Our staff is well-educated and experienced in a number of different areas of the law. We specialize in many disciplines, including family law
, real estate law
, personal injury
, estate planning
, business planning
, and criminal law
, just to name a few. Contact our attorneys
with any kind of legal assistance you need—we’re up to the task.
Meet The Staff
Michael is a Des Moines native who grew up locally and attended DMACC, the University of Iowa, and Drake University while obtaining a degree in Finance and his Juris Doctorate from the Drake University Law School. Michael is a resident of West Des Moines and has strong connections to the community through his friends, family, and professional relationships.
Michael graduated from the Drake Law School in December 1995 and subsequently began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Polk County Attorney’s office. Michael opened Oliver Law Firm PC in 1997 and has successfully represented clients throughout the state of Iowa for over 22 years. Michael has always sought to bring the highest quality services to his clients and has mentored and practiced with a core group of attorneys, many of whom have been appointed as judges due to their outstanding legal skills and understanding. Michael is proud to be associated with these colleagues and recognized as their peer.
Michael’s practice is focused on family law and high-asset divorces; real estate; business law; estate administration / probate matters; collection law, and trial litigation. Michael’s legal achievements include the following:
Michael is also a Certified Family Law Mediator who is often called upon to assist other attorneys in the resolution of their cases prior to trial. Michael is proud of his high success rate as a mediator and always strives to resolve client matters prior to trial.
- Successful representation and establishment of the current framework of the Iowa law concerning spousal support through his successful client representation at the District Court trial and through its challenge to the Iowa Supreme Court;
- Successful representation of numerous civil cases through both Bench and Jury Trials
- A jury verdict acquittal and successful defense of State "A" Felony Homicide criminal charges
- And more
Michael is dedicated to providing you with professional representation for your legal issues and takes great pride in his ability to provide clear, concise and practical legal advise to assist you in understanding your case which affords you the ability to make appropriate decisions concerning your legal matters. Michael and his team look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your trust in the firm.
Hannah is a general law paralegal who assists in cases of all areas from inception through trial. She assists with document examination, drafting of pleadings, deposition and trial preparation, scheduling, and client preparation. Her main focus at the firm is serving as a liaison for clients, attorneys, and the court.
Hannah received her Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University (now Purdue Global). Prior to joining Oliver Law Firm in 2014, Hannah worked in the legal and customer relations fields.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys photography, writing novels, and spending time with her daughter and their assortment of pets.