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William Turner Abel

also known as Bill Abel

About me

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


  • Partner, McLaughlin & Stern, LLP – April 2013 – Present. Represent individuals and families who have been injured or killed as a result of another’s negligence.

  • Managing Attorney Adams, Adams, Baca & McMillen – January 2009 – March 2013. Defended individuals from lawsuits arising out of accidents.

  • Managing Attorney, AIG Staff Attorney – Law Office of Scott L. Astrin – November 2006 – January 2009

  • Associate, Zurich Insurance Company – Law Office of Peter J. Delahunty – June 2002 – November 2006

  • President Palm Beach Public Orchestral Strings Foundation January 2009 – Present. The mission of the Palm Beach Public Orchestral Strings Foundation is to raise money and awareness for the strings program at Palm Beach Public Elementary School. Students receive free instruments and free instruction before and after school. The program is the largest elementary school choice program in the State of Florida.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
  2. Slip and Fall: 40%
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 5%



Contingent (33-40%)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael K Grife

    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

  • Dena Sisk Foman

    Bill is meticulous and is a good attorney. He is a passionate advocate for his clients and gets the results.


    Dena Foman Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

McLaughlin Stern LLC

525 Okeechobee Blvd.
Ste. 1530
West Palm Beach, FL, 334015415


FLMember in Good Standing199701/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcLaughlin & Stern LLP2013 - Present
Managing AttorneyAdams, Adams, Baca & McMillen2009 - 2013
Managing AttorneyAIG Staff Attorney - Law Office of Scott L. Astrin2006 - 2009
AttorneyLaw Office of Peter Delahunty2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationCo-chair Personal Injury Section Bench Bar Conference2013 - 2014
Palm Beach Public School Orchestral Strings Foundation, IncPresident2010 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
SeptemberPersonal Injury Law Blog2013
OctoberLegal Help Video Q&A2013
TheLaw.TVPassenger Bill Of Rights … What It Means For You2013
ABC Action News WFTS Tampa BayFive ways to win your personal injury lawsuit2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationOpening & Closing Argument2014
Midwinter ConferenceInvestigation from a Plaintiff's Attorney Persepctive2014
Bench Bar ConferenceModerator - Personal Injury Section2013
Judicial Lunch SeriesModerator - Expert Witness2012