Currently based in Melbourne, Florida, Brain J. Abergel is an expert civil litigator who has developed a reputation as a professional in areas such as construction litigation, insurance defense, real estate law, and commercial litigation.
Today, Brian Abergel has a partnership with Beachside Legal Services, PLLC. Brian’s primary focus is civil and commercial litigation, construction litigation, and real estate litigation at this agency. Before this opportunity, Brian had already collaborated with many other law firms around Fort Lauderdale and Miami. In addition, when Brian was a full-time practicing litigator, Brian tried multiple matters before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Brian Abergel has developed a robust portfolio of all the positions he’s held over the years. He was admitted to the Federal Court of the Middle and Southern District of Florida and served as Deputy-Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Corporate and Association Counsel Division.
Before his successful career, Brian Abergel studied at the University of Florida, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in 2010. When he was enrolled at the Univerisity of Florida, he was also enlisted at Sciences Po. As a student at Sciences Po, located in Paris, France, Brian was a member of the Political Science and Globalization International Program.
Later, Brian Abergel enrolled at the University of Miami School of Law in 2011. As a student, he was very involved in many extracurriculars. For example, he was an International and Comparative Law Review member, served as President of the Jewish Law Students Association, and was the Vice President of the Business and Corporate Law Society. His hard work was not unnoticed because Brian was later the recipient of the Legal Communication and Research Outstanding Oralist Award.
When Brian is not working, he loves spending time with his family and giving back to his community. To learn more about Brian Abergel follow him on social media.
Interview With Brian Abergel
Question: What’s the most important thing we should know about you?
Brian Abergel: I put my family above all else. I care about the clients I represent and fixing their problems so they can move forward with their lives.
Question: Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure?
Brian Abergel: Every failure is an opportunity to review all systems: Approach, execution and team. After every failure, you change a part of the system or scrap the whole thing and start over.Also anything you do, positive or negative, usually has about a 6 month delay before you can truly analyze it.
Question: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Brian Abergel: Being a good husband and father are the accomplishments I really care about most. Everything else helps make that goal a reality.
Question: What did you waste the most time on when you were first starting your career?
Brian Abergel: Caring what others thought and trying to emulate others rather than find my own style of litigation.
Question: Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
Brian Abergel: My paralegal, much more than a tool, but I can’t work to maximum capacity without their help.
Question: What is your favorite hobby and why?
Brian Abergel: Spending time with my family and anything that has to do with the water. I am also a fan of golf because it helps with patience.
Question: What excited you the most about your industry right now?
Brian Abergel: Probably the return to court after the pandemic freeze. Looking forward to being back in trials.
Question: What concerns you most about your industry right now?
Brian Abergel: The fact that younger attorneys will not get the experience and hands-on mentoring that I received out of law school due to the at-home workplace norm since Covid. I believe they will miss out on learning opportunities.
Question: What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
Brian Abergel: Leaving a steady job to build my own business and start a family. Thankful I did both.
Question: Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity?
Brian Abergel: Weekly meetings with my immediate team and monthly meetings with the entire office.
Question: What tips do you have for getting a seat at the table?
Brian Abergel: Follow your gut. Listen more than you speak. Ask questions.
Question: What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Brian Abergel: Art of War by Sun Tzu
Question: Do you value intelligence or common sense more? Why?
Brian Abergel: It has to be a blend of both. You need intelligence in order to use common sense the right way. But I value hard work above all.
Question: What would you consider to be the perfect day?Brian Abergel: A summer day on the sand or water with my family followed by a sunset bbq