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Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esq. | 詹久誼律師
Managing Partner

Ms. Oliver-Zhang is the Managing Partner and founder of Oliver-Zhang Law.  Oliver-Zhang Law was built upon the drive to remedy injustice and help those in need.  This is the mission of our legal team.  From personal injury to immigration, listening to what is important to our clients is critical for achieving success and giving trusted advice.  We actively share our legal knowledge with our clients to empower them about their own case as we fight for their best interest.  Ms. Oliver-Zhang’s compassionate approach to injured victims and their families puts the practice of law in the human context.

Ms. Oliver-Zhang has earned an AV-Preeminent, certified rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates the highest level of professional excellence in the legal industry.  Ms. Oliver-Zhang has also been honored as a Rising Star Super Lawyer and Top Attorney each year, from 2014 – 2017, in the Washington Post Magazine, Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, as well as selected as an Associate Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.

The Experience of Millions Recovered

Ms. Oliver-Zhang represents injured clients in complex civil litigation involving pharmaceutical products, medical malpractice, car accidents, and consumer protection.  She has won countless motions and arguments against powerful, preeminent defense opponents to get her clients to settlement or trial.  She is experienced and dedicated to securing compensation in challenging cases for victims of negligence.  An excellent strategist, she works closely with clients to position them for the best recovery.  Ms. Oliver-Zhang has developed a network of medical and other experts who can evaluate and assist in building your case for trial.

Powerful Immigration Representation

Ms. Oliver-Zhang is highly aggressive and successful in obtaining immigration benefits for our clients, even in tough cases and complicated situations.  Immigration application and appeals adjudication is not a transparent process; results can vary due to a number of factors.  USCIS can deny your application, even if you seem to have fulfilled the minimum requirements.  Ms. Oliver-Zhang believes in making the best first impression with the USCIS on your behalf.  She communicates with her clients carefully to spot lurking potential problems in order to preempt them.  She meticulously hunts for all relevant evidence to support legal arguments that beams your best case forward, and organizes your application package in a way that has proven results with the USCIS.  Our client says it best, “they were highly professional, offered innovative solutions and worked closely and at all hours to ensure a thoughtful application.”

Well-Rounded Experience

For years, Ms. Oliver-Zhang worked for the AM 100, top defense law firms in America.  She has gained the advantage of understanding the strategies of preeminent defense teams.

Oliver-Zhang Law has developed an insightful China practice focused on helping businesses and other legal teams concerned with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  We have developed relationships with local counsel in Shanghai who are able to assist with internal investigations designed to discover the scope of potential government bribery and achieve compliance with the law.  Breaking through the Chinese language barrier, Ms. Oliver-Zhang can counsel and assist in interviews with the key players, craft the right key terms that narrow your investigation, and perform targeted document reviews with experienced Chinese attorneys.  We will help you determine your best course of action under the law with efficiency.

Committed to pro bono service, Ms. Oliver-Zhang has successfully represented clients in asylum, immigration, child custody, and domestic violence cases.

As a native Chinese speaker, she has a special interest in representing those without legal access due to language barriers in the community.

Ms. Oliver-Zhang earned her Juris Doctorate degree from The George Washington University Law School.  She is a licensed member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar.  She is a proud member of the National LGBT Bar Association.

Representative Cases

  •  Fecho, et al.  v. Eli Lilly & Co., et al., 1:11-cv-10152-MBB (D. Mass. 2011): Drug product liability case against fourteen major pharmaceutical companies on behalf of over eighty DES daughter plaintiffs.
  • Ren v. Cao, 1:15-cv-01242 (D. Md. 2015) : Complex fraud and RICO matter.
  • Chen, et al. v. East Dumpling House, (D. Md. 2015): Restaurant underpaid overtime wages to our client, the chef.  Wages were recovered and attorney’s fees were paid by the defendant.
  • Sanderson Farms v. Tyson Foods, No. RDB-08-210 (D. Md. 2008): False advertising regarding “antibiotics free” premium chicken enjoined.
  • Clayton v. Eli Lilly & Co., 04-1363(RMU/AK) (D.D.C. 2006): Drug product liability case where we prevailed in identifying the drug manufacturer for a pill taken over forty years ago by our client’s mother, which caused the daughter’s DES-infertility.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National LGBT Bar Association


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Awards and Memberships

AVVO Rating - Julie T Oliver-Zhang - 10.0 - Top Attorney
Rated by Super Lawyers - Julie T. Oliver-Zhang - Rising Stars
National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40
American Association for Justice
Maryland State Bar Association