Mr. Abelson’s practice focuses exclusively on policyholder insurance litigation, as well as consulting with individuals and businesses on complex coverage matters (including “bad faith”) across a variety of policy forms. In addition to pre-litigation advice and trial experience, Mr. Abelson has successfully prosecuted and defended coverage appeals which are the subject of numerous published opinions. Prior to joining the firm as Partner Emeritus, Mr. Abelson was a litigation partner with Latham & Watkins LLP (Los Angeles, CA), and was a founding partner of Abelson Herron Halpern LLP (Los Angeles), which specialized in complex coverage disputes for policyholders.
Mr. Abelson is a member of the California State Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has been admitted to practice, pro hac vice, in numerous states outside California.
Mr. Abelson is routinely recognized by legal publications as a top lawyer in the area of policyholder insurance coverage litigation and counseling. He has been named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters every year since 2006.