Nicholas P. Kohan spent the first 10 years of his career being hired by large corporations, Fortune 500 companies and insurance companies to protect their interests against claims made by individuals and businesses who were allegedly hurt. These companies hired Nick for his trial skills, attention to detail and outside the box thinking that saved the companies millions of dollars. Time and time again, Nick’s efforts resulted in total success – either an outright win for the defense at trial or the payout of settlements which were pennies to the dollar sought by those who brought the claim. With the creation of Kohan & Bablove, LLP, Nick is now able to use his skill, expertise and knowledge of the insurance industry and risk management departments to help individuals achieve maximum compensation for their injuries. Clients and opposing counsel alike have lauded Nick’s trial skills, work ethic, legal strategy and professionalism. Nick’s fellow lawyers rated him as AV Preeminent with the nationally regarded Martindale-Hubbell directory.
Nick was born and raised in Orange County. Prior to law school, Nick attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he majored in Applied Economics and was a McVoy Scholar. Nick attended law school on a Dean’s Admission scholarship, served as Editor of the Law Review and a Teaching Assistant. Nick lives in Newport Beach with his wife and two children. When not working or spending time with his family, Nick enjoys playing golf and cheering for the Angels.
Jesse M. Bablove’s practice is primarily focused on representing injury victims and their families, as well as employees who have been wronged by their employers. Mr. Bablove began his career representing personal injury plaintiffs and employees for labor violations. However, years prior to founding Kohan & Bablove, LLP, he switched to the defense in order to hone his skills as a personal injury litigator.
Mr. Bablove learned from the best defense attorneys in the West Coast, and gained invaluable experience defending Fortune 500 companies. With this intimate knowledge of how insurance companies handle lawsuits and how to best position a case for maximum recovery, Mr. Bablove has teamed up with two experienced litigators in order to provide the best possible representation to injured plaintiffs.
In his years of practice, Mr. Bablove has handled countless large exposure matters throughout California. Mr. Bablove implements a no-holds-barred method to litigation and works tirelessly to best position cases for his clients. Mr. Bablove prides himself on focusing on the lesser appreciated details, and ensuring that his clients have the utmost confidence in the representation.
Raised in the heart of Tucson, Arizona, Mr. Bablove attended college at the University of Oregon. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Mr. Bablove was mentored by a prominent Tucson personal injury attorney who has been nationally recognized as a leading trial advocate. Upon gaining valuable experience and insight into the profession, Mr. Bablove attended Chapman University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree with an emphasis in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
As a participant in Chapman University’s Mediation Clinic, Mr. Bablove has personally mediated close to 100 cases, ranging from combative restraining orders to unlimited jurisdiction claims. As a mediator, Mr. Bablove learned how to best deal with problematic litigants, and settled even the most heated cases. To this day, Mr. Bablove continues to utilize his positive experiences as a mediator to settle a wide variety of convoluted and vexatious litigation. Due to his wealth of knowledge, Mr. Bablove knows what you need to recover the maximum amount for your case.