Olie Jolstad

Olie Jolstad

Olie Jolstad is a Bates Group expert and consultant with four decades of experience in the property and liability insurance industry. Mr. Jolstad brings his respected reputation and expertise to matters wide-ranging in complexity concerning coverage disputes, broker/agent procurement duties, claims handling practices, standards of care, and insurance industry customs, practices, and standards. Mr. Jolstad has consulted on behalf of policyholders and insurance carriers in hundreds of cases throughout the United States, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and London.

Mr. Jolstad has served as an expert in over 160 litigated cases, and he has served as a consultant to counsel on matters concerning coverage, claims, procurement, and rescission involving, but not limited to, aviation, business interruption and time element related losses, catastrophic property damage, directors and officers/employment practices liability, construction and builders risk, excess, umbrella, general liability, commercial property, business auto, and personal lines coverages and claims disputes. In addition, Mr. Jolstad is qualified to testify in state and federal courts on matters regarding insurance industry customs, practices, standards, standards of care, claims handling practices, and agent/broker procurement of insurance coverage.


Olie Jolstad

A Consultant and subject matter expert in these services:



Olie R Jolstad & Associates, LLC, Portland, OR, Principal, 2013 – Present

Robert Hughes Associates, Inc., Dallas, TX, Vice President and Director of Risk Management Services, 1995 – 2013

Maclean Oddy & Associates, Inc., Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, Vice President of Risk Management and Actuarial Division, 1994 – 1995

Alexander & Alexander, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, Assistant Vice President, 1988 – 1994

Safeco Insurance Company, Portland, OR, Assistant Supervisor, 1984 – 1988

Industrial Indemnity Company, Portland, OR, Claims Adjuster/Examiner, 1980 – 1984


Portland State University, Bachelors of Science: Administrative Justice


Senior Claim Law Associate (SCLA)