Jesse M. Bablove
Jesse M. Bablove is a founding partner and trial attorney at Kohan & Bablove LLP. Prior to founding the firm, Jesse worked for a solo-practitioner plaintiff’s employment attorney where he gained valuable experience handling all types of cases. Although he loved the clients, Jesse believed he needed experience on the other side of the litigation coin. Therefore, Jesse worked for a nationwide law firm where he defended insurance companies and large corporations against claims made by injured folks. Although Jesse was highly successful on the defense side, he never felt quite right fighting for big business when deep down he knew the true victims were the injured people. Despite the uneasy feeling, Jesse knew that he could gain invaluable experience. He spent a handful of years learning how insurance companies value each specific type of case. After soaking up as much knowledge, experience, and litigation skills as possible, he and Nick Kohan switched back to the plaintiff side, and now they only represent injury victims in their fight against the billion-dollar insurance industry.
As a result of his insider information and hands-on experience with insurance adjusters valuing cases, Jesse is now able to recover maximum compensation for his clients by exerting the appropriate leverage at the most advantageous time. Furthermore, when insurance companies take an unreasonable position, Jesse vindicates his client’s rights by exploiting the errors and often taking the case all the way to trial. For example, in 2019, after insurance only offered his client a $25,000 nuisance value settlement, he refused to compromise and took the case before a Riverside jury. After a two-week jury trial, Jesse secured a $1,390,000 jury verdict for his well-deserving client who had been through too much to settle for less than full compensation. This jury verdict turned out to be the 52nd largest Civil Rights verdict in the nation for 2019. This is just one of many examples where Jesse refused to accept less than full value for his client’s harms.
One reason Jesse is repeatedly selected as a Super Lawyer and only has five-star reviews is that he is always accessible and in constant communication with clients. No matter what case, each client is treated as his number one priority and each client can call his cell 24 hours a day. Unlike other firms who pass clients onto a case manager or paralegal, Jesse prides himself on personally handling the cases for each of his clients from start to finish. Throughout the life of a case, Jesse is providing updates at every turn so that each client feels comfortable with the process and is never in the dark. Due to the hands-on approach, the vast majority of KB clients are referred by prior clients rather than marketing strategies.
Jesse was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and despite living in Orange County for over a decade, he has never forgotten his country roots. Jesse loves the outdoors and spends countless days camping, fishing, and hunting. When he is not stalking wild pig or wild chukar in the boonies, he spends his free time with his lovely wife Aileen, baby daughter Aria and can be found plantings a variety of herbs and vegetables in his garden. Jesse loves astronomy, football, hip-hop music and anything to do with history.
- Chapman School of Law, J.D.
- University of Oregon, B.A.
- Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020