Super Lawyers Names Julie Oliver-Zhang as Top Attorney and Rising Star in Washington Post Magazine


June 12, 2014
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Super Lawyers Names Julie Oliver-Zhang as Top Attorney and Rising Star in Washington Post Magazine

WASHINGTON – Julie Oliver-Zhang has been named by Super Lawyers in the Washington Post Magazine as one of the 2014 Top Attorneys and Rising Stars. Ms. Oliver-Zhang was recognized by peers for excellence in the legal community, and impressive records of professional achievements and ethical standards. Rising Stars are among the finest attorneys who are either 40 or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

Ms. Oliver-Zhang was the only Chinese-American partner to receive the coveted 2014 Rising Star, Top Attorney award with practice areas in immigration, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Less than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the Washington D.C. Metro area receive the Rising Star award, with Ms. Oliver-Zhang as one of only four others recognized under immigration law.

“What sets her apart and sets her above is her determination. I feel deeply sorry for any obstacle that gets in the way of this irresistible force. As my protégée, I am very happy that I will never have to litigate against her.”

– Ellen Sue Shapiro, former Senior Litigation Counsel of the Justice Department, Civil Division

“I often marvel at her kind, empathetic approach to addressing every client’s needs. Her talents led her to resolve landmark cases against the biggest drug companies in America.”

– Justin D. Gillenwater, Immigration Attorney and former Member of the Board of Director for OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates Greater Houston

As Founder and Managing Partner of Oliver-Zhang Law, Ms. Oliver-Zhang provides exceptional legal services from personal injury to same-sex marriage immigration cases, which have seen growing demand. Ms. Oliver-Zhang has successfully represented clients in pharmaceutical product liability, personal injury, family immigration and same-sex marriage green cards, asylum, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), child custody, domestic violence cases, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). As a native Mandarin-Chinese speaker, she has a special interest in representing those without legal access due to language barriers.

Ms. Oliver-Zhang commented: “I am deeply honored to receive these awards along with such a stellar group of leaders in the legal profession. Oliver-Zhang Law is here to fight for our clients’ best interests, no matter how great the challenge. As a first-generation immigrant, I learned to work hard, be empathetic, cherish the relationships you build, and take every opportunity to succeed. Our practice is centered on dedication to client care, communication, and service; we are fierce about doing everything in our power to accomplish our clients’ goals.”

Thompson Reuters produces the Super Lawyers rating service of outstanding lawyers in over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers serves as a resource and method for consumers when researching legal representation.

Oliver-Zhang Law was founded in 2013 and built upon the drive to remedy injustice and help those in need. Practice areas include personal injury, immigration, LGBT immigration, medical malpractice, FCPA, and Chinese document review. Please visit for more information.


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