Abigail (Abbi) Coursolle is a Senior Attorney in the National Health Law Program’s Los Angles offices. Abbi provides technical assistance, advocate training, and litigation support on a range of issues, with a special focus on access to care Medicaid managed care, prescription drug access, behavioral health access, LGBTQ health equity, and children’s health issues.
Before joining the National Health Law Program, Abbi was the Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works staff attorney at the Western Center on Law & Poverty. At Western Center, she led a 58-county project to enforce safety net laws for low income Californians and worked to implement policy changes within administrative agencies in order to fully implement health programs for low income individuals not eligible for Medicaid.
Abbi’s legal and policy experience includes summer law clerkships with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis; the law offices of Hadsell, Stormer, Keeny, Richardson & Rennick; and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Before attending law school, she worked at the San Francisco nonprofit Planning for Elders, where she coordinated all aspects of project aimed at empowering low-income seniors and people with disabilities and engaging them in the policymaking and regulatory processes. While at Planning for Elders, she was selected as a fellow in the Women’s Policy Institute class of 2004-05.
Abbi received a B.A. with honors in Chinese language and literature from Yale University, a J.D. with honors from the UCLA School of Law, and a Masters in Public Policy with honors from the UCLA School of Public Affairs.