Garvey Shearer Nordstrom PSC


Strategic Legal Counsel In Kentucky, Ohio And Indiana
Jason Abeln

Jason E. Abeln


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Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance “Bad Faith”
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Disputes
  • Appellate Practice
  • Large Losses
  • Complex Litigation
  • 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


Jason Abeln is a Shareholder and one of the founding attorneys of Garvey Shearer Nordstrom. With more than 17 years of experience, Jason handles a broad range of issues and cases, including commercial construction disputes, insurance defense, insurance coverage, commercial litigation, large losses, business disputes, and loss prevention. He has first-chair trial experience, has obtained defense verdicts at trial and by motion, and has extensive appellate experience.

In 2020, Jason obtained a defense verdict in a disputed liability jury trial alleging nearly one million dollars in property damage. The case arose from a gas leak in a commercial kitchen and involved extensive cause and origin expert work and application of NFPA 921, the standard for fire investigations. 

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 case involved the rollover of a recreational vehicle that resulted in a child fatality. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Jason’s client.

Jason prides himself on obtaining a detailed knowledge of the facts of each case, and using that to develop tailor-made resolutions.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. – 2005
    • Law Review, Associate Member
  • Thomas More College
    • B.A., History – 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Board Member, 2013 to 2014
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2013 to 2014
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chair Elect, 2012 to 2013
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Vice Chair, 2011 to 2012
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Secretary, 2010 to 2011
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Social Committee, Co-Chair, 2006 to 2010
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2012 to 2013
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers Kentucky Rising Stars, 2013-2019


  • Super Lawyers Kentucky Rising Stars, 2013-2019

Published Works

  • 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)