Kurt E. Olsen

E-mail: kurt.olsen@zurichna.com

Education:B.S., Western Illinois University, 1981
J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 1984
Legal Experience:GRANT, FANNING & OLSEN
Chief Trial Counsel 2016 - Present
Staff Legal - Zurich
    - Represent both individual and corporate clients in personal injury, property damage, construction litigation, product liability, premises liability, contract disputes, employment law issues, sexual harassment, and fire damage claims and lawsuits
    - Provide the Managing Attorney with assistance in the initial review, assignment, and acknowledgement of all files referred from Zurich
    - Handled litigated matters in a varieties of counties in Illinois
    - Handle MCU and LCIC cases

Law Office of Kurt E.Olsen
2010 - present
Managing Attorney
Represent both individual and corporate clients in personal injury, property damage, product liability, premises liability, contract disputes, employment law issues, sexual harassment, and fire damage claims and lawsuits
Handle litigated matters in all counties in Illinois

Grant, Ross & Fanning (Chicago FLO)
2007 - 2010
Trial attorney
Represent both individual and corporate clients in personal injury, property damage, product liability, premises liability, contract disputes, employment law issues, sexual harassment, and fire damage claims and lawsuits
Handle litigated matters in all counties in Illinois

Law Office of Olsen & Crawford
2005 - 2006
Lead/Managing Attorney
Represented both individual and corporate clients in personal injury, property damage, product liability, premises liability, contract disputes, employment law issues, sexual harassment, and fire damage claims and lawsuits.
Responsible for all aspects of the initial review, assignment, and acknowledgement of all files referred to the office.
Handled litigated matters in all counties in Illinois.
Manage the staff and the operations of office.
Law Offices of Stephen J. Haszto
2005
Responsible for all aspects of file handling including budget preparation.
Planek, Fitzgerald & Cross
1993 - 2005
Trial Counsel
Senior staff attorney for Fireman’s Fund Insurance.
Represented both individual and corporate clients in personal injury, property damage, product liability, premises liability, contract disputes and fire damage lawsuits.
Manage staff and operation of office when managing attorney was not present.
Jerome G. McSherry & Associates
1987 - 1993
Staff attorney for American Insurance Group
Handled complex personal injury and property damage matters for individual and corporate clients
Represented the Illinois Highway Toll Authority in litigation related to the construction of the North-South Tollway

Honorable Phillip G. Reinhard, Federal District Judge
Northern District of Illinois Western Division, Rockford, IL
1985 - 1987
Judicial Law Clerk
Clerk to Justice Reinhard while he sat on the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District.
Assisted the Justice in the research and writing of appellate opinions in varied areas of the law.

Orner, Wasserman & Moore
1984 - 1985
Attorney
Handled personal injury and property damages matters arising from automobile accidents.
Jury Trial Experience:9 jury trials
Publications:Authored and co-authored chapters for IICLE publications, casebooks, and the John Marshall Law Review
Licensure:Licensed to practice in Illinois
Bar Memberships and Professional Associations:Illinois State Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America


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