Olivia concentrates her practice in the defense of hospitals and healthcare professionals against claims of medical negligence.
Throughout law school, Olivia volunteered over 500 hours as a 711-licensed student attorney at the Champaign County Public Defender’s Office. She conducted motions, witness examinations, and arguments in both misdemeanor and felony trials, ultimately securing two Not Guilty verdicts for clients.
Olivia additionally competed on the Illinois Law Trial Team and is the only student in the College of Law's history to have won two National Championships: 1st place at the 2019 PJJ National Civil Rights Trial Competition and 1st place at the 2018 National Trial Advocacy Competition.
During law school, she was a member of the Federal Civil Rights Clinic where she represented a previously pro se litigant with an Eighth Amendment claim of deliberate indifference against prison officials. As a provisionally licensed clinic student, she conducted all pre-trial discovery, motions, and depositions. Olivia will continue to represent her client through to a federal jury trial as part of the pro bono practice at HPS.
Olivia formerly served as a Judicial Extern to The Honorable Virginia M. Kendall in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
During law school, Olivia received three CALI Awards for the highest grades in Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Team, and Evidence Independent Study.
Additionally, Olivia received two Rickert Awards for Excellence in Advocacy and Service. The Rickert Awards are the most prestigious awards given to graduating law students based on nominations from peers and faculty.
Olivia is a recipient of the Paul M. Lisnek Award for Excellence and Ethics in Trial Advocacy, the Women’s Bar Foundation Scholarship, and the Celia M. Howard Fellowship.