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June 25, 2019

Two Motley Rice lawyers promoted to members

Motley Rice is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s Mt. Pleasant, S.C.-based, associates have been promoted to member attorneys. The attorneys selected have experience working in the firm’s various practice areas, including securities fraud, antitrust litigation, consumer fraud, and representing victims of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.

“I have watched these talented attorneys grow and fine-tune their skills into the excellent litigators they are today,” said Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice. “I am honored to recognize them as member attorneys for their work and look forward to seeing them continue to develop their talents at Motley Rice.”

The lawyers promoted are: 

Meghan Oliver’s practice focuses on complex litigation and class actions, including work on consumer fraud, securities fraud and general commercial litigation. She is actively involved in various class actions, including several against health insurers for drug and equipment overcharges, and one alleging that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts charges more for PACER services than is authorized by statute (Nat’l Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States, Case No. 16-745-ESH).  She also represents large public pension funds, unions, and institutional investors in securities fraud class actions, including currently In re Twitter, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 3:16-cv-05315-JST-SK and In re Qualcomm Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 17-CV-00121-JAH-WVG. 

Chris Swett focuses his efforts on assisting workers and families suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases due to occupational, environmental or household asbestos exposure. On behalf of asbestos victims, he handles litigation against manufacturers, property owners and contractors who sold or installed defective asbestos-containing products. Chris also represents victims and families in cases involving significant injuries caused by hazardous consumer products, fires, premises injuries and other incidents of negligence and misconduct. Chris has also tried many cases for people suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, including against talcum powder manufacturers.