Jamie L. Vels


  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Jamie Vels is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law Practice. She has more than 20 years of experience representing insurance companies and rendering coverage opinions, primarily in actions involving toxic tort and environmental issues, as well as construction defect and auto dealers’ errors and omissions. She has monitored high profile, complex, large exposure insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits arising out of third-party policies in environmental, commercial and personal lines, as well as errors and omissions and directors and officers liability. She has handled lawsuits involving declaratory relief, contribution, and other insurance-related issues. She has a focused specialty in additional insured, environmental and toxic tort coverage issues. Ms. Vels practices in both State and federal court, and has served as Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Superior Court.


Author, Shaw v. Lindheim: The Ninth Circuit’s Attempt to Equalize the Odds in Copyright Infringement, Loyola Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 11.1, 1990-1991

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter, AIX & Network Adjusters Construction Defect Seminar, May 6, 2016 
  • Duty to Settle Covered and Uncovered Claims, New York, January 2012


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel


Loyola Law School

Juris Doctor, 1991

University of California, San Diego

Bachelor of Science, 1987

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