Honors: Dean's List
Moot Court Honor's Board
Exceptional Achievement Award-Insurance Law
Exceptional Achievement Award-Intellectual Law
Tied for Book Award - Busines Law
Highest Grade in Professional Ethics
California State University - San Francisco State University
M.A. | Creative Writing
University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1970) | Psychology
ABEL LAW OFFICES
Rated AV Preeminent (TM) - the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell (R). Sophisticated business, employment, and real estate litigation. Accumulated experience includes trying, arbitrating, and mediating in excess of 500 cases. Settled over a 1,000 cases. Argued before the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal. Counsel to other attorneys. Former Editor on Editorial Board for Ventura County Bar magazine "Citations". Rated Superb 10 out of 10 by avvo.com - an independent attorney rating and directory. Invited contributor to University of California Los Angeles, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Arbitrator for fee disputes.
American Board of Trial Advocates
Faculty member of Trial Advocates' Jack Daniels Trial School.
Hindin & Abel, LLP - Attorneys
Heavy trial, arbitration, and mediation practice handling multi-million dollar litigation involving businesses, employment discrimination, and serious personal injury matters. Argued before the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal. A number of cases made new California law. Managed 4 to 5 attorneys and all support staff. Defended and took in excess 1500 depositions. Prosecuted and opposed over 100 summary judgments. Drafted and opposed hundreds of law and motion matters. Handled approximately 25 appeals and 6 writs. Insurance defense counsel for AIG. Represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil litigation issues including business, employment, personal injury, and professional malpractice cases. Moot Court Judge. Guest Lecturer in Appellate Advocacy - Whittier School of Law. Tutored first year law school students on Exam Performance.
Law Offices of Bruce Abel
Civil litigation with emphasis on business, employment, and serious personal injury cases. Extensive law and motion practice, trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Both plaintiff and defense work. Appointed Criminal Defense Alternative Defense Counsel for City of Los Angeles 1983-1986. Judge Pro Tem. Superior Court Referee. Pro Bono Senior Citizens. Acting Deputy City Attorney prosecuting misdemeanor cases.
Articles & Publications
Business Law in California
General Education Publications
Trial & Arbitration, Westlake Business Seminar, Westlake Village
Presenter on basics of trial and arbitration for businesses and professionals.
Arbitration - The Basics, Westlake Business Arbitration Seminar, Westlake Village
Presenter on basics of arbitration for businesses and transactions subject to arbitration.