Bill Abel received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, with honors, and has practiced trial law in Florida for more than 15 years. He is board certified as a specialist in civil trial law by The Florida Bar. Bill limits his practice to representing individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injury or wrongful death. For many years, Bill represented the interests of insurance companies and big businesses, but recently has begun exclusively representing ordinary people with serious injuries.
Early in his career, Bill worked as a Staff Attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County where he worked closely with civil judges, learning the inner workings of the court system. Bill previously worked for some of the largest insurance companies in the world, including AIG and Zurich, which provided invaluable insight into the insurance carrier’s case evaluating process.
He is the third generation of his family to call Palm Beach County home. When he is not helping clients, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, a former federal prosecutor, and their three daughters. Bill not only wants to be a good advocate for his clients, he wants to provide sage advice during a difficult time in their lives.
Here are some highlights of Bill’s Experience
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Bill Abel is a top attorney in South Florida. I've gone against him while he was working for insurance defense and I was impressed with his litigation skill. Now that Bill has made the switch to plaintiff work I have consulted with him on many cases.
Michael Grife Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||01/11/2016|
|Partner||McLaughlin & Stern LLP||2013 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Adams, Adams, Baca & McMillen||2009 - 2013|
|Managing Attorney||AIG Staff Attorney - Law Office of Scott L. Astrin||2006 - 2009|
|Attorney||Law Office of Peter Delahunty||2002 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Co-chair Personal Injury Section Bench Bar Conference||2013 - 2014|
|Palm Beach Public School Orchestral Strings Foundation, Inc||President||2010 - 2014|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Opening & Closing Argument||2014|
|Midwinter Conference||Investigation from a Plaintiff's Attorney Persepctive||2014|
|Bench Bar Conference||Moderator - Personal Injury Section||2013|
|Judicial Lunch Series||Moderator - Expert Witness||2012|