William T. Abel

William T. Abel

PartnerWest Palm Beach, FL

T: (561) 659-4020

F: (561) 659-5399

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Biography

William "Bill" Abel received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, with honors, where he served as Executive Editor of the Inter-American Law Review. He has practiced his entire legal career in South Florida. 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. After leaving the court, Bill worked for some of the largest insurance companies in the world, including AIG and Zurich, which has 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 to his clients during a difficult time in their lives.

 

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.

 

Interests

Reading, hiking and canoeing, camping, attending my three daughters activities.