Jill Oliverio Florio will be one of the honorees at the 2018 Irish Legends Gala on Saturday, March 24.
Jill resides in Bridgeport with her husband Mike and their son Alex. “Irish blood” runs deep in Jill‟s family. Her Father, Joseph E. Oliverio, Jr., a 2007 Irish Legend, graduated from St. Mary‟s High School in 1955 and her Mother, Jeanne Peasak Oliverio, graduated from Notre Dame in 1957 as the Salutatorian of her class. Not only did Jill‟s siblings -Becky, Joey, and Michael- graduate from Notre Dame, all of her maternal and paternal aunts and uncles did as well. Jill and Mike‟s son Alex graduated from Notre Dame in 2015. Some of Jill‟s most memorable moments at Notre Dame include serving as head cheerleader and being selected as the Homecoming Queen. She also was the Valedictorian of her graduating class. Jill graduated summa cum laude from Fairmont State College before attending the WVU College of Law where she was selected to the West Virginia Law Review. She graduated second in her law school class of 1990 and consequently was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Additionally, she was awarded the Patrick Duffy Koontz award for leadership, scholarship, and academic achievement. Upon graduating from law school, Jill joined the law firm of Eckert Seamans, Cherin & Mellott in Pittsburgh where she was a member of the PA State Bar Association. In 1993, she returned to the area and joined Steptoe & Johnson where she focused her practice in the area of labor and employment law as a member of the WV and Harrison County Bar Associations. Jill served on the Board of Directors for United Summit Center for several years. She was also a member of the Board of Directors for the United Health Foundation as well as a member of its community liaison committee. She is a former member of the Harrison County Catholic Schools Mission Advancement Committee and the Leadership Committee for the Harrison County United Way. Jill is a former member of Immaculate Conception Church where she served as a cantor and a current member of All Saints Church.