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Olie R. Jolstad, SCLA - Olie R. Jolstad & Associates, LLC

Olie R. Jolstad, SCLA - Olie R. Jolstad & Associates, LLC

3221 Sabo Lane
West Linn, Oregon 97068

Phone(214) 632-2788


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Olie Jolstad provides consulting and litigation support with respect to casualty insurance coverage claims disputes, claims handling practices, and agent/broker duties regarding procurement and standard of care. He has been qualified as an expert witness in several state and federal courts in matters concerning insurance industry customs, practices, and standards; insurance retail and surplus lines agent/broker duties and standard of care procuring insurance; unfair claims handling practices; excess and umbrella notice and duty triggers; underwriting practices and procedures; admitted/non-admitted insurance company matters; and claims made and claims made and reported disputes.


Mr. Jolstad offers the following services:

Litigation Support
Commercial Insurance/Claims Handling
Insurance Policy Reconstruction
Insurance Review

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Directors & Officers/Employers Liability Insurance, UM/UIM Coverage, Loss Sensitive Rating Plans, Excess/Umbrella Liability, Claims Handling Practices, Agent/Broker Duties, Aviation Insurance, Commercial Insurance.


Over 40 years of experience, knowledge, and expertise in the insurance industry, with respect to commercial casualty insurance, personal lines, agent/broker insurance procurement duties and standards of care, and excess insurance layering and triggers duties.

Consulting Practice

All States

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Multiple states resident and non-resident property and casualty licenses.

Legal Experience & Services

Within his commercial and personal lines insurance claims, coverage, and procurement experience, he has consulted and testified on matters involving:

• Unfair Claims Handling Practices
• Third-Party Claims Administration Breach of Contract and Negligence
• Agent/Broker Procurement and Standard of Care
• Rescission and Material Misrepresentation in Policy Procurement
• Duties to defend and indemnify primary versus excess insurance layers
• Business Interruption, Contingent Business Interruption, Extra Expense, Application of Sub-limits
• Exhaustion of underling insurance
• Loss Sensitive Rating Plans and Premium Adjustments
• Pollution liability
• Products and Completed Operations
• UM/UIM Coverage
• Directors & Officers Liability
• Discrimination and Wrongful Termination/Employment Practices Liability
• Claims Made and Claims Made and Reported
• Owner Controlled and Wrap-up Programs
• Aviation Claims and Coverage
• ManuPolicy Wording
• Third-Party Claims Administrators
• Managing General Agent Practices and Procedures
• Historical Insurance Policy Reconstruction


American Association of Insurance Management Consultants (AAIMCo)


Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice

Insurance Institute
Essentials of Risk Management, Essentials of Risk Control, and Essentials of Risk Financing 1990-1993

American Educational Institute
Senior Claim Law Associate (SCLA) Professional Designation – October 2005
Casualty Claim Law
Property Claim Law
Workers’ Compensation Claim Law
Unfair Claim Settlement Practices Law
Avoiding Bad Faith and Civil Liability in Handling Suspicious Claims

The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
Life Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Examiners (FACFEI) – June 2011
Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners (DABFE) – January 2008
Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC) Professional Designation – August 2006

American Management Association
Establishing an Effective Claims Management Program 1990

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