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Steven Sheriff Abern
Haapala, Thompson & Abern
1939 Harrison Street, Suite 800
Oakland, California  94612

Tel:  (510) 763-2324
Fax: (510) 273-8534

Email:  sabern@htalaw.com

Steven S. Abern, a partner in the firm, is an AV-rated attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience as trial counsel in insurance defense.  Mr. Abern has a diverse civil litigation practice, including insurance and casualty defense, premises liability, construction and real estate litigation, coverage and bad faith litigation, personal injury and general business matters. He defends policy holders in a wide range of cases including major property damage claims requiring aggressive defense.  Mr. Abern is a certified Mediator serving Bay Area litigants in the areas of real estate, business, landlord-tenant disputes, and personal injury.

Mr. Abern specializes in catastrophic injury claims, landlord-tenant litigation, real estate and construction litigation, commercial and residential litigation, ADA claims, products liability, neighbor and boundary disputes, commercial transportation litigation, and business and employment litigation. 

Mr. Abern’s experience includes numerous jury trials, arbitrations and mediations.

In addition, Mr. Abern serves as Cumis counsel and has extensive appellate experience.

Admissions:
The State Bar of California (1990)
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education:
Grinnell College, Iowa (1979)
University of San Francisco School of Law (1990)