Kenneth Abbarno Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates

Aug 10, 2021

CLEVELAND – DiCello Levitt Gutzler Partner Kenneth P. Abbarno was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

A highly-regarded trial lawyer, Kenneth Abbarno helped rally DiCello Levitt’s team to hold insurance companies accountable for COVID-19-related business interruption claims—a natural outgrowth of the firm’s mission to protect its clients in the U.S. and around the world. Ken’s work initially focused on aggressive claim identification and analysis, coupled with the firm’s “trial first” framing, to achieve results for its clients. 

For more than 30 years, Ken has been involved in more than 100 cases of exposure in excess of $1 million, including the leading role in settling a $40 million transportation accident and a $20+ million catastrophic injury claim. He was also lead counsel for many families in a catastrophic storage tank failure that destroyed thousands of eggs and embryos that resolved in large part in 2020.

Ken is also a leading member of The DiCello Levitt Trial Advocacy Center. He proactively assists in all aspects of litigation strategy, framing, and trial preparation, with an in-house focus grouping and mock jury practice, using those tools to streamline cases, refine case messaging, and focus discovery on message-specific issues from the outset of litigation. 

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.

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