David P. Abel

David P. Abel

Richmond, Virginia

David Abel concentrates his practice on the defense of insurance companies and their insureds.  Mr. Abel represents clients in a wide range of disputes involving insurance coverage and liability.  Before attending law school, Mr. Abel had worked in management for two of the five largest U.S. banks.  Mr. Abel brings a valuable blend of experience and practical understanding to bear on complex litigation and legal matters.  He works collaboratively with clients to develop and implement strategies for litigating, negotiating, and ultimately, resolving his clients' issues. 

When he is not working, Dave appreciates spending time with friends and family, especially his wife and two children.  He also enjoys tasting craft beer, visiting the beach, and cheering on his North Carolina Tar Heels and his wife's Virginia Cavaliers. 

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Malpractice Liability Defense
  • Arson and Fire Cases
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Dealerships
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Defense Against Fraud
  • Federal and State Litigation
  • First and Third Party Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Property Insurance Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Trucking and Transportation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Graduate and Professional Honor Court - Attorney General counsel
    • Honors: Moot Court - Negotiations Team National Finalist
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity-Chief Justice
    • Honors: Recipient: Gressman-Pollitt Award for outstanding oral advocacy
  • Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1999
    • Honors: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member