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James F. Olds

Personal Injury Group Co-Chair

Every person has a right to justice. No matter how big or small your case, you are entitled to receive high quality, ethical, personal representation.

Many personal injury attorneys take on a high volume of cases, employ a “one size fits all” approach, and rarely communicate directly with their clients. Jim’s approach is the opposite: careful selection of cases, direct interaction with clients at every phase, and individualized strategies tailored for each case.

Jim is an experienced trial lawyer who fights insurance companies and corporations to pursue justice for his clients.

Jim is an experienced trial lawyer who fights insurance companies and corporations to pursue justice for his clients. His experience spans a wide range of personal injury matters, including:

  • Roadway accidents – auto, trucking, motorcycle, and bicycle crashes
  • Premises liability – slip and falls, trip and falls, negligent security
  • Products liability – medical devices, prescription drugs, machinery, and home appliances
  • Workplace accidents – industrial, agricultural and construction injuries; exposure cases
  • Insurance disputes – fire losses, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims

A long-time resident of the Lafayette area, Jim is involved with a number of local organizations. An accomplished former baseball player at the high school and collegiate level, he is a board member of the Lyn Treece Boys & Girls Club, the Golden Broncho Club, and Lafayette Youth Summer Baseball. Jim also serves as counsel to the Lafayette Police Civil Service Commission and as assistant counsel to Greater Lafayette Commerce.

  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Cincinnati, B.B.A. in finance and real estate, summa cum laud
    • Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS program
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Tippecanoe County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Board of directors, Lyn Treece Boys & Girls Club of Tippecanoe County
  • Board of directors, Golden Broncho Club
  • Board of directors, Lafayette Youth Baseball