Van Oliver, American lawyer. Bar: Texas, United States District Court (northern district) Texas, United States Tax Court, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit). Head usher St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Dallas. Member American Bar Association (corporation banking and commercial law section, tax, secured creditors' and oil and gas subcommittee, speaker), Dallas Bar Association (president commercial and bankruptcy law section 1980-1981).
- Law clerk to presiding justice United States District Court (northern district) Texas, Dallas, 1974-1975. Partner Thompson & Knight, 1975-1982, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Dallas, 1983-1987. Of counsel Andrews & Kuath, since 1987.