Abigail Stempson is the director of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute’s (NAGTRI) Center for Consumer Protection at the National Association of Attorneys General. The Center is the nation’s only entity solely dedicated to providing training, research, expertise, and other resources to the staff of attorneys general offices and other government attorneys and staff committed to protecting the public against consumer fraud and abuse. She also serves as the staff liaison to the following NAAG committees: Consumer Protection; Charities; Financial Services Consumer Protection Enforcement, Education and Training Fund; Volkswagen Settlement Fund; and Charities Enforcement Training Fund.
Prior to coming to NAAG in 2017, Abigail was the chief of the Consumer Protection Bureau in the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and an assistant attorney general, where she focused on consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices, nonprofit organizations, charitable trusts, tobacco enforcement, and antitrust matters. She led the state’s White Collar Fraud Task Force, was a member of the Suspicious Activity Report state review team, and was a board member of the National Association of State Charities Officials. She also served as an instructor for NAGTRI. Abigail began her legal career in private practice focusing on securities and taxation. She has also spent part of her career in the Nebraska Department of Revenue. In addition, Abigail served as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska College of Business (Lincoln) from 2004-2017, has taught at higher learning institutions since 2002, and has been nominated for multiple teaching awards.
Abigail obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2001 and a Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in business from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2004. She is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and is a native of Tecumseh, Neb. Abigail is married with three children, and enjoys golfing, walking, music, and spending time with family and friends.