James F. Olds

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette, IN

Stuart & Branigin LLP
 | 300 Main Street, Suite 900
Lafayette, IN 47902
Phone: 765-746-7069
Fax: 765-742-8175
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Stuart & Branigin LLP, James F. Olds focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's office in Lafayette, Indiana, he provides astute representation to clients throughout Tippecanoe County and other parts of the state who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. Mr. Olds also has an insurance coverage practice, assisting policyholders whose claims have been disputed or denied by their insurance companies, and his business law experience encompasses formation and general planning. Admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

The types of cases that Mr. Olds has handled in his personal injury practice have arisen out of premises liability, animal bites, sexual abuse, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, defective medical devices and consumer products, and industrial and construction site accidents. He has been able to obtain numerous sizable jury awards and out-of-court settlements on behalf of his plaintiff clients.

Mr. Olds is an active participant in several professional organizations. His memberships include the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Tippecanoe County Bar Association. Active in his community as well, Mr. Olds serves on the board of directors of Lafayette Youth Baseball and other groups. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in finance and real estate and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration summa cum laude in 2005. His legal education came at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2008.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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About James Olds

Admitted: 2008, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.stuartlaw.com/lawyers/james-f-olds/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Secretary, Tippecanoe County Bar Association, 2013
  • Member, Tippecanoe County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lafayette Police Civil Service Commission, Counsel
  • Lafayette Fire Merit Commission, Counsel
  • Greater Lafayette Commerce, General Counsel
  • Board of Directors, Lafayette Jefferson Golden Broncho Club
  • Board of Directors, Lyn Treece Boys & Girls Club
  • Board of Directors, Lafayette Youth Baseball, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • BBA in Finance and Real Estate, University of Cincinnati, summa cum laud, Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS program, 2005
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Office Location for James F. Olds

300 Main Street
Suite 900
Lafayette, IN 47902

Phone: 765-746-7069

Fax: 765-742-8175

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Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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