GENERAL: I celebrated my 50th year as an Oklahoma attorney in 2012. I focused on... more
GENERAL: I celebrated my 50th year as an Oklahoma attorney in 2012. I focused on insurance defense for the first half of my practice before switching my practice to the plaintiffs’ side, so I have seen insurance law from both sides. Most of my practice comes from referrals from my fellow attorneys, mainly on tougher cases involving insurance coverage and personal injury litigation. TEACHING: I ... view profile
David attended OU for both undergraduate and law school. He then served over four... more
David attended OU for both undergraduate and law school. He then served over four years on active duty with the United States Army as a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. During this period, he gained valuable trial experience. After leaving active duty in 1982, David continued his military career in the Army Reserves until 2006, when he retired at the rank of Colonel. ... view profile
Luke Abel practices personal injury, products liability, insurance litigation,... more
Luke Abel practices personal injury, products liability, insurance litigation, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence. Abel has been with Abel Law Firm since 2006. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Oklahoma and his Juris Doctor Degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Law. Luke Abel has been selected as a "Rising Star" in 20... view profile
We are not a general practice law firm that handles "some" bad faith insurance... more
We are not a general practice law firm that handles "some" bad faith insurance claims; our entire law practice is focused on representing clients with bad faith claims against their homeowner's insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, life Insurance, extended warranty provider or any other insurer.
I hate injustice. My passion for justice led me to law school and endures today. The... more
I hate injustice. My passion for justice led me to law school and endures today. The desire to see justice, along with a healthy dose of compassion, led me to a career helping those who have been injured or wrongly denied insurance coverage. During law school, I worked as an intern for the (legendary in Oklahoma legal circles) Rex Travis. My wife and I met Mr. Travis a few years before I went t... view profile
Growing up in a working family, I saw my family taken advantage of by insurance... more
Growing up in a working family, I saw my family taken advantage of by insurance companies on a few occasions, most notably after a tornado destroyed everything we owned. I now do what I can to help keep that from happening to other people who don't have the means or knowledge to protect themselves.
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.