Lance Oliver

Lance Oliver
Lance Oliver

Lance Oliver is a Shareholder and the Managing Partner of Client Relations and Business Development for Russell, Oliver & Stephens, PLC.  He is one of the founding members of the firm.  Since the firm opened in 2001, he has handled health plan reimbursement matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries, and third-party administrators.  He is a frequent speaker on ERISA, FEHBA, Medicare, and other health plan subrogation and reimbursement topics at conferences around the country, including the National Association of Subrogation Professionals Annual Conference.  Moreover, he has authored numerous articles regarding subrogation law for publications such as the Legal Affairs Bulletin of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Subrogator of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.

In 2004, Mr. Oliver created “SubWorks,” the first-ever interactive subrogation legal database for all states and federal circuits, which is used every day by many professionals around the country.  In 1997, Mr. Oliver graduated from The University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts, and in 2001, he graduated cum laude from The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Phone: 901.844.4431
Fax: 901.844.4435
Email: lanceo@roslawgroup.com

  • The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, J.D., cum laude, 2001
    • American Jurisprudence Awards in Decedents Estates, Copyright Law, Secured Transactions, Trial Advocacy, and Entertainment Law
    • Senior Staff Member of The University of Memphis Law Review
    • Board Member of The University of Memphis Moot Court
    • Who’s Who American Law Students, 2001
  • The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, B.A., cum laude, 1997
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Health Care Subrogation
  • Benefit Claims Litigation
  • Mass Tort Subrogation
  • “Burdensome ERISA Document Requests and How to Respond”
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2016 Conference
    • Colorado Springs, CO – November 2016
  • “The Gold Rush: ERISA Analysis – Start to Finish”
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2015 Conference
    • Reno, NV – November 2015
  • “The Future of FEHBA Subrogation: New Laws, Same Old Problems”
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2014 Conference
    • Orlando, FL – November 2014
  • “Sailing the Rough Seas of Modern Subrogation Health Care: The Top Ten Issues That Cause Decreasing Recoveries”
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2013 Conference
    • San Diego, CA – November 2013
  • “Health Care Subrogation in the Wild West – The Gold Rush: Understanding Recoveries in Today’s Anti-Subrogation States”
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2009 Conference
    • Colorado Springs, CO – November 2009
  • “The 2006 Trilogy of Subrogation”
    • BlueCross BlueShield Association 41st Annual Lawyers’ Conference
    • Miami, FL – May 2-4, 2007
  • “The Best of the Best: The Top Ten Ways to be the Best In-House Subrogation and Reimbursement Unit in the Country”
    • National Other Party Liability Group
    • Portland, OR – April 18-20, 2007
  • “Mock Arguments in Health Care Subrogation: Important Strategies in Today’s Environment”
    • NASP Subrogation Litigation Skills Conference
    • Las Vegas, NV – March 2007
  • “Phone a Friend: Making Every Subrogation Phone Call a Pleasant and Successful Experience”
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2006 Conference
    • Orlando, FL – November 12-15, 2006
  • “Chasing Waste and Saving Health Care Dollars”
    • Ohio Association of Health Plans Annual Meeting
    • 2006 Annual Convention & Trade Show
    • Columbus, OH – May 23-24, 2006
  • “The Good, The Bad, and The Funny: The Year’s Best Subrogation Stories”
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2005 Conference
    • Austin, Texas, November 13-16, 2005
  • “Subrogation – Best Practices: Negotiating a Subrogation Case: Tips, Tactics & Strategies”
    • National Other Party Liability Group
    • San Diego, CA – April 19-22, 2005
  • “Health Care Subrogation Law Update 2004”
    • International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans
    • 0th Annual Employee Benefits Conference
    • New Orleans, LA – November 30-December 4, 2004
  • “Negotiating a Subrogation Case: Tips, Tactics, & Strategies”
    • Subrogation in the Fast Lane
    • National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2004 Conference
    • Atlanta, GA – November 7-10, 2004
  • “Traversing the Subrogation Triangle: Getting Your Subrogation ‘Ship’ From Port to Port While Navigating Between Federal Statutes, State Laws, and Plan Provisions”
    • 24th Annual National Educational
    • Conference and Expo
    • Self Insurance Institute of America, Inc.
    • Miami, FL – September 28 – October 1, 2004
  • “Subrogation in the New Millennium – Still Tracking Money from a Century Ago”
    • 38th Annual Lawyers’ Conference
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
    • Newport, RI – May 5-7, 2004
  • “Exhibitor Presentation: Presentation of Subworks”
    • National Other Party Liability Group
    • Chicago, IL – April 28-30, 2004
  • “Handling Subrogation Claims After Great-West v. Knudson”
    • 15th Annual Benefit Management Forum and Expo
    • Dallas, TX – September, 2002
  • “Health Care Subrogation After Great-West Life v. Knudson”
    • Western Claims Conference
    • Palm Springs, CA – June, 2002
  • “Health Care Subrogation After Great-West Life v. Knudson: Strategies for the Future”
    • Benefit Recovery Subrogation Conference
    • Phoenix, AZ – May, 2002
  • “Health Care Subrogation Trilogy: Sorting Out the Three Cases Decided by the Supreme Court in 2006 in Order to Maximize Subrogation Recoveries in 2007 and Beyond”
    • Legal Affairs Bulletin, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, No. 974  –  March 2007
  • “Who Shot Knudson? The Supreme Court’s Holding in Sereboff v. MAMSI Proves to Be the Health Care Cliffhanger of the Millenium?”
    • The Subrogator, National Association of Subrogation Professionals  –  Spring/Summer 2006
  • “Health Care Subrogation Smorgasbord: How the Courts Interpreted Great West Life v. Knudson in 2003: Targeting the ‘Problem’ Cases, and the Continued Primacy of Well-Drafted Plan Provisions”
    • Legal Affairs Bulletin, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, No. 936  –  January 2004
  • “Knocking Down the Knudson Barrier”
    • The Subrogator, National Association of Subrogation Professionals  –  Winter 2003
  • “Protecting the Funds After Knudson: A Road Map to Success in Five Easy Steps”
    • The Subrogator, National Association of Subrogation Professionals  –  Spring/Summer 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee