Jamie L. Vels


Jamie Vels is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practices.  She has more than 20 years of experience in the handling of insurance coverage matters.  Ms. Vels has authored hundreds of coverage opinions involving CGL policies, E&O (including Tech & Media) policies, D&O policies, Professional Liability (including Hospital, Travel Agency and Architects) policies, Workers Compensation/Employers Liability and EPLI policies, as well as first party policies, including commercial/residential property and business interruption. She has represented insurance companies in numerous mediations and declaratory relief actions involving a variety of coverage disputes including construction defect, additional insured, habitability, environmental and toxic tort related issues.  Ms. Vels practices in both state and federal courts and previously served as a 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, California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Seminar, August 11, 2020
  • Presenter, California Wild Fire Seminar, May 2020
  • Presenter, California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Seminar, August 20, 2019
  • Presenter, AIX & Network Adjusters Construction Defect Seminar, May 6, 2016
  • Presenter, 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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