Ashley B. Abel

Jackson Lewis P.C.

ASHLEY B. ABEL is a Partner in the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis LLP.  He has substantial experience in single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action benefits litigation and heads the firm’s Employee Benefits Litigation Practice Group.  He also has experience in class action employment litigation and employment law counseling. Mr. Abel’s benefits litigation practice includes representing employers, fiduciaries, insurers, benefit plans, plan administrators and third-party administrators in claims involving plans covered by ERISA and non-ERISA arrangements, such as governmental plans and church plans.  He has appeared as lead counsel in over 25 states and is a member of the Defense Research Institute and its Life, Health and Disability Committee. Mr. Abel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the South Carolina Honors College, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  He is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of South Carolina, the District of Connecticut, the Eastern District of Tennessee, the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, the Southern District of Indiana and before the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.  He actively trains firm attorneys in the area of benefits litigation and is frequently called on to speak to companies and industry audiences in the areas of employee benefits and employment law.