“As an attorney, I always strive to take every case we have as my personal mission, and represent our clients to the best of my ability against manufacturers and dealerships who have the financial backing to push the average consumer around. Our clients are great people—I enjoy interacting with them, and trying to figure out what is the best result for them given the unique circumstances that surrounds each and every case.”
John has been tirelessly representing Pennsylvania and New Jersey consumers in lemon law and other vehicle-related claims since joining Abeel & Associates in 2018. His prior law jobs include working at multiple-service law firm, serving as a legal intern and preliminary hearing attorney for the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, and interning with the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General. That private and public-sector work gave him a wealth of varied courtroom and dispute resolution experience that informs his work for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey consumers he represents now.
During his time at Abeel & Associates, John has represented clients in hundreds of court hearings against manufacturers and dealerships from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and from Atlantic City to Bergen County. He’s amassed a winning track record of about 95% in these cases and consistently achieves the best possible results for his clients.
In his spare time when he’s not working, John enjoys hanging out with his friends and family and playing recreational baseball and basketball.
In a Magnuson-Moss breach of warranty case, represented buyer of a commercial truck with an aftermarket lift kit installed by the dealer at time of purchase. Kit caused substantial issues with the truck’s suspension, but manufacturer argued that the lift kit was not its responsibility and buyer should be barred from claiming damages arising from the resulting vehicle problems. We argued: (1) the lift package was sold to our client by the manufacturer’s authorized dealership whose website permitted a truck purchaser to choose the kit as part of the transaction; and (2) an average consumer would reasonably expect that equipment and installation advertised and performed by an authorized dealer would be covered by the truck’s factory warranty. The arbitration panel awarded our client the full loss-in-value amount determined by our expert witness plus additional damages that covered our Firm’s legal fees and expenses.
In another Magnuson-Moss breach of warranty case, represented purchaser of a used vehicle that had been the subject of a prior lemon law claim. Opposing counsel argued that typical manufacturer’s warranty should not apply on the theory of “buyer beware” (“lemon” designation on vehicle’s title should have been sufficient warning of potential issues). We argued that the language of purchase contract conferred warranty coverage, but also created additional manufacturer duties and responsibilities. The arbitration panel awarded our client the full loss-in-value amount and additional damages to compensate for ongoing repair issues.
Working in the automotive field, I understand how things can go wrong with a new product. After working with the dealer and the manufacturer, and getting nowhere for months, I decided to take action with Timothy Abeel and Associates to help me. From the beginning, speaking with Sally, and then John, they were professional, compassionate, and agreed I had been dealt a bad hand. It was a long process but they never gave up on my case, and got me the outcome I deserved. Five stars for these professionals! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I wanted to let those of you afraid of pursuing a Lemon Law battle that the team of Tim John Abeel will be a great advocate for you. Their knowledge of dealing with the car industry will help you to gain a positive outcome.
Tim & John along with their staff did a great job reaching a settlement for an ongoing issue that I had given up trying to get resolved. Highly recommended if you have a issue with your vehicle mfg.
Tim Abeel & Associates handled my case with the tenacity needed to reach an appropriate settlement with a major automobile manufacturer. Tim and his team (John, Sally and especially Gracie) did a great job of staying on point and communicating the status with me.
Although my case involved a 2016 Jeep Wrangler (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act), Tim and team were able to reach a best case resolution for me and my wife. Simply stated, without Tim and Gracie, I believe we would still be fighting this.
Needless to say, I would highly recommend Tim Abeel & Associates.
Tim John Abeel is very professional and trustworthy attorney, I am very appreciate what he did for me in my case. I’m strongly recommend Tim John Abeel as the person who are able to work with you with great success.
Thank you to John and Gracie for handling our recent case. Top notch professionals! I highly recommend Timothy Abeel & Associates!
I was referred by a close friend who used Tim Abeel & Associates in the past on a Lemon Law claim he filed. I had an ongoing transmission issue with a brand new car with less that 10,000 miles on the odometer. Numerous trips to the dealers and it all resulted in telling me there’s nothing wrong. I took action and contacted Tim Abeel & Associates. His firm was very quick to respond and they took the Time to get to know me, answer all my questions and understand my vehicle situation. Each member of his staff was professional, polite and courteous. They kept in contact with me throughout the whole Lemon Law claim and I was amazed of how quickly Tim was able to settle my case. The manufacturer purchased my vehicle back for the full amount I paid and couldn’t be happier with the new vehicle I purchased with the refund. I can’t thank Tim and his staff, especially John, Sally & Gracie, for all their hard work and dedication!
I highly recommend anyone that is having any problems with a defective vehicle or getting the run around or from dealers to contact Tim Abeel & Associates
To All Tim Abeel & Associates firm, well done! Contacting Tim and his staff was one the best decision I have ever made during a stressful moment. Tim and his staff did perfectly an amazing job handling my case. I contacted Tim and his staff when I was in desperate need after many lawyers turned me down and discouraged me for not pursuing my case against a car dealership. Many told me that you can’t win with a car dealership. I contacted Tim and associates through email not knowing what to expect. The next day I received an email from Sally from Tim and his staff to take my case, which was the biggest relieve ever. Everyone did a fantastic job starting with Tim who is always one click from you. He is always fast in responding to your emails or texts. John did a fantastic job handling this case from the beginning to the end. He helped to get the best deal out for this case. Gracie newly hired was awesome. She knows what she is doing and was always available to answer my emails and questions. She works endless with the defense counsel to settle my case. Sally was awesome from the beginning of the case until handed over to Gracie. To all thank you. If you are afraid of Lemon Law battle or any problems with a car dealership and need a lawyer to stand up for you, please contact Tim Abeel & Associates right now. Don’t waste any Times. I highly recommend using this firm to anyone and you will be pleased with the outcome.