Jason E. Abeln

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f: 866.675.3676




Jason is a Shareholder and one of the founding attorneys of Garvey Shearer Nordstrom. With more than 15 years of experience, Jason handles a broad range of cases, including insurance defense, insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and large losses. He has first chair trial experience, has obtained defense verdicts at trial, and has extensive appellate experience.

In 2011, Jason was trial counsel for one of the defendants in what the presiding Judge called the "largest civil trial in Warren County" -- The Estate of Ellen Sand, et al., v. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, et al. The case involved the rollover of a recreational vehicle, resulting in a child fatality. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Jason's client.


  • Trial attorney representing individuals and businesses
  • Personal injury and property damage
  • Construction defects
  • Insurance coverage
  • Appellate practice
  • Contract formation, disputes, and compliance
  • Federal and State statutory/regulatory claims
    • Consumer Sales Protection Act claims
    • Americans with Disability Act claims
  • Product liability
  • Trademark infringement
  • Internet Law
  • Bad Faith



YLS Live -- December 2013

You can't handle the truth! -- November 2013

Put stress to work for you! -- October 2013

The question isn't "what are we going to do," the question is "what aren't we going to do?" -- September 2013

Working hard to be average -- August 2013

Disconnect to Reconnect -- July 2013

Do we have ourselves to blame? -- June 2013

"Here's a good idea--have a point -- May 2013

The Social Network . . . It's not just an Internet thing -- October 2012

Community Involvement Through Professionalism -- July 2012

Lingering questions after Clarett v. NFL: A hypothetical consideration of antitrust and sports, University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 73 (2004-2005)


  • J.D., The University of Cincinnati, College of Law, 2005
  • B.A. History, Thomas More College, 2002


  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United Stated District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky


Away from work, I enjoy my time with my wife, Kelly, our daughter, Malin, and our son, Cillian. I am a bit of a tech nerd, a movie buff, and a DIY'er, and I enjoy concerts and music festivals. My favorite teams are the Louisville Cardinals and Ohio State Buckeyes. Interesting facts: I painted cars in high school and college, restoring two totaled cars in my spare time; I build computers; and I made my own custom concrete kitchen countertops.