Bruce Abel is AV PreeminentTM, the highest rating for legal ethics and knowledge of the law by Martindale-HubbellR.  He has over thirty-three years of experience litigating and resolving business, insurance, real estate, and employment disputes.


Bruce prosecutes and defends bench and jury trials, arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings. His experience includes being lead counsel in appeals that made California law and appearances and arguments before the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.


Bruce represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of civil litigation. His broad range of experience and success is one reason other lawyers frequently retain him to represent them in their legal matters and associate him to co-counsel sophisticated litigation.

Other experience includes presenting a lecture in Appellate Advocacy at Whittier School of Law and judging Moot Court Competitions.  He also taught Corporations at Pierce College and Moorpark College.  Additionally, Bruce acted as a judge pro term in hundreds of traffic arraignments and trials.  Other quasi-judicial experience includes acting as a Superior Court Referee.  Early in his career, Bruce prosecuted misdemeanor cases for the City of Los Angeles. Bruce is the co-author of a college textbook entitled, Business Law in California. He also acts as a fee arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and then earned a master’s degree in writing from San Francisco State University, one of the 4 most prestigious writing schools in the country. Following this, Bruce became a licensed contractor in California and Nevada and ran a multi-million dollar contracting business until he became an attorney in 1982. Bruce graduated with a juris doctorate from Southwestern School of Law. During law school, he academically distinguished himself by making the Dean’s List and earning awards for exceptional achievement in Insurance Law and Intellectual Property.

Bruce, a member in good standing in the California State Bar, is admitted to practice before all the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and numerous United States District Courts in California.