Donald D. Oliver

Donald D. Oliver: Attorney with Blitman & King LLP AV stamp icon
  • Of Counsel at Blitman & King LLP
  • Franklin Center, Suite 300, 443 North Franklin Street, Syracuse, NY 13204-5412
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With over 35 years of experience, Don is well known for his representation of labor unions in a broad variety of labor and employment matters. His down-to-earth intelligence and oral advocacy has earned him recognition in The Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers.

Private and public sector unions have turned to Don in a broad variety of labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, prevailing wage matters, employment discrimination and employee benefits matters under State and Federal law.

Don is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc., Washington, D.C. and served as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the New York State Bar Association and President of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association.

During his spare time, Don enjoys spending time with his family at their alpaca farm. He is a former captain in the U.S. Army [1970-1975].


• Co-Author “Project Labor Agreements Offer Opportunity for Significant Savings on Public Construction Projects,” New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 71, No. 7, 1999.

• “False Statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation: The Uncertain Law,” 29 Syracuse Law Review, 1978.

Speaking Engagements

• Numerous presentations at meetings of the New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

• AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, and Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Benefits Litigation
  • Employment & Severance Agreements
  • Individual & Executive Disputes
  • Labor Litigation
  • Labor Relations
  • Public Sector Unions
  • Wage & Hour

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
315-422-7111  Phone
315-471-2623  Fax
University Attended:
Syracuse University, B.A., cum laude, 1970
Law School Attended:
Syracuse University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1979
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 1980, New York; U.S. Supreme Court
Onondaga County, Madison County, New York State (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section; Chair, Fair Labor Standards Committee, 1987-1990; Chair, Internal Union Affairs Committee, 1990-1996; Co-Chair, Labor Relations Law and Procedure Committee, 1996-2004; Section Chair, 2006-2007) and American (Member, Labor Law Section) Bar Associations; NDNY Federal Court Bar Association (Vice President, Central New York Chapter, 2003-2006; President Elect, 2006-2007; President 2007-2008).
Capt., U.S. Army, 1970-1975
Birth Information:
Schenectady, New York, February 1, 1948
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover

Peer Reviews

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Syracuse, New York

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