|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Newspaper Recognition||Daily Journal (Los Angeles); Metropolitan News||2006|
|Award of Appreciation - Moot Court Judge||Whittier School of Law||2004|
|Newspaper Recognition||The Los Angeles Daily Journal||2003|
|Newspaper Recognition||Daily Journal - Executive Presentations||2001|
|Merit of Appreciation - Settlement Referee||Superior Court of California||1989|
|Newpaper Recognition||Sacramento Bee||1989|
|Merit of Appreciation - Judge Pro Tem||Municipal Court of California||1989|
|Exceptional Achievement - Insurance Law||Southwestern School of Law||1982|
|Exceptional Achievement - Intellectual Property||Southwestern School of Law||1982|
|Dean's List||Southwestern School of Law||1982|
|Attorney||Abel Law Offices||2007 - Present|
|Arbitrator||Los Angeles County Bar Association||2016 - 2016|
|Moot Court Judge||Whittier Law School||2004 - 2004|
|Attorney - Defense Counsel||AIG Iinsurance Company||2003 - 2005|
|Volunteer Attorney||Adoption||2001 - 2002|
|Attorney - Partner||Hindin & Abel, LLP||1997 - 2007|
|Volunteer Attorney||Reseda Senior Citizens||1995 - 1997|
|Adjunct Professor of Law||Los Angeles County Community Colleges||1994 - 1996|
|Settlement Referee||Superior Court of California||1989 - 1989|
|Judge Pro Tem||Municipal Court of California||1989 - 1990|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Los Angeles City Attorney's Office||1985 - 1985|
|Counsel||Krause's Sofa Factory||1985 - 1992|
|Attorney||L. A. County Alternative Defense Counsel||1983 - 1987|
|Attorney||Law Office of Bruce Abel||1982 - 1997|
|Owner - Instructor||Abel's Traffic School||1980 - 1986|
|Licensed Contractor||Empire Carpet||1974 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||1982 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||MEMBER||1982 - Present|
|Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. v. Montes-Harris (2006) 40 Cal 4th 151||Excess Ins. Co. May Have a Duty|
|In Re Armato||Prevailed in Enforcement of Settlement Agreement|
|In Re Marriage of Keech (1999) 75 CA 4th 860||Attorney fee award must be supported|
|See all legal cases|
|Business Law in California - 12th Edition||Textbook for College - Business Law||1995|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Civil Litigation||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|San Francisco State University||English - Creative Writing||MA - Masters||1974|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1970|
|Law School Examinations||How to Achieve Top Exam Performance||2005|
|Moot Court Competition||Apellate Advocacy - How to Prepare and Win Your Appeal||2004|
|Legal Research||Legal Research for New Lawyers and Paralegals||2002|
|Community College - Corporation Law||Corporation Law||1996|
|Community College - Corporation Law||Corporation Law||1995|
|Traffic School||Constitutional Law||1984|
Posted by anonymous
I retained Bruce to assist me with a conflict with one of my neighbors. In the scheme of life, my case was pretty "small potatoes," but it was important to me, as my neighbor, an attorney herself, seemed determined to put our conflict on the fast-track to Crazy Town. Ugh.
Since I've never before had a conflict with a neighbor (or anyone else in my personal life) that required legal advice and action, I was seeking someone who would listen to my situation, advise me re: the appropriate action--legally, socially, and psychologically-- to resolve the conflict, as well as "have my back" and represent me, should the matter escalate.
Enter Bruce: level-headed and calm, he treated my situation with care and respect. He is very intelligent, insightful, and his people skills are excellent. He listened attentively, advised me on the general handling of my situation, and then proposed the next steps. I feel that Bruce really achieved the perfect balance of aggressiveness and diplomacy in his communications on my behalf. I'm happy to report that the problem with my neighbor has greatly improved, and there have been no unexpected trips to Crazy Town! --All thanks to Bruce.
I also appreciate Bruce's integrity: he could have acted on my behalf with fewer billed hours (and said so), but I really wanted to participate in, and learn from the process, so I didn't mind paying for extra time.
It was a pleasure to work with Bruce, and I highly recommend his services!
Posted by anonymous
Bruce is one of the best attorneys I have worked with, he is a consummate professional and is terribly efficient, sharp and dedicated. Bruce has a good sense of humor, which is important is this line of business where people sometimes take themselves a bit too seriously. He continually educates himself on the current and future trends of the industry and his attention to detail is beyond his peers. He is the future of the industry now and I look forward to work with Bruce in the future.
Posted by anonymous
With a new business, a lot of things are uncertain. When an unexpected turn of events came to play, Bruce was right there reassuring us he was going to take care of it all. He was caring, thoughtful, listened to our every nervous thought. He took care of the situation without delay, which made us feel very at ease. Continous follow up also reassured us of his exemplary professional etiquette.
Grant Burton, Government Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I've known Bruce for many years and have litigated several cases against him. At trial, Bruce is absolutely one of the best, especially explaining complex legal theories in understanble ways to jurys. In one case where Bruce represented a plaintiff against a client of mine he achieved a settlement in the high six figures. His trustwortiness and integrity are beyond question. And, because of his legal knowledge and experneicne, I now consider him a mentor. I would recommend Bruce to any employee who has been wronged by a employer and is considering legal action.