Results

"$12.8 million judgment for injuries resulting from a defective Black & Decker product."

"$5.19 million settlement for partial paralysis suffered in farming accident."

"$3 million settlement to family of child killed in truck accident."

Ed Abel Named 2011 Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year
"Ed Abel and the attorneys at his firm are wonderful people. We built a friendship with them that will last forever."
"Recently won the largest personal injury verdict in McCurtain County history - $5.2 million."

"The last day we met with them, Ed's wife came to meet us. It was such a wonderful feeling to know that Ed would invite his wife to come meet noel. It proved that he truly cared."
--Olivia O.
"During a time of personal crisis, Abel Law Firm was a Godsend for our family. The Firm diligently prepared our case for trial. Ed is an honest man and a tough competitor."
--Mark B.
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Ed Abel, Senior Partner

Ed Abel
Super Lawyers 2013 Rising Stars - Ed Abel

FOCUS OF PRACTICE

  • Personal injury, products liability and medical negligence

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Named 2011 Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year by Best Lawyers
  • Rated AV – the highest rating by the Martindale peer review system
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers every year from 2007 – 2013
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Founded what is now the Abel Law Firm, 1976
  • Previously a partner in another major Oklahoma City law firm for 10 years
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Past President; Past Chairman
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice, Member; Legislative Committee Member; Active in Speakers’ Bureau
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Former State Committeeman; Former Second National Vice-Chairman; Former First National Vice Chairman; Former National Chairman; Former State Committeeman; Former Member Executive Committee; Former Mid-West Regional Task Force Coordinator; Former Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association, Negligence and Insurance Section Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member; Past Chairman, Civil Code Procedure Committee; Co-Author, Oklahoma Evidence Code; Co-Author, Oklahoma Pleading Code
  • Recipient, Earl Sneed Award (1985) for Outstanding Continuing Legal Education Contribution
  • Recipient, Leo Whinery Award (2000) for Outstanding Contribution to Oklahoma Law of Evidence
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
  • Civil Justice Reform Act (1990) Advisory Group Member of the United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; Chairman, Early Intervention Subcommittee; Leader and promoter in development of the Early Neutral Evaluation program
  • Texas Trial Lawyer Association, Member
  • Honorary Memberships: Iowa Trial Lawyers Association; Idaho Trial Lawyers Association

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor Degree, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1966; Member of Law Review; Member of the Order of the Coif; President of Class; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; Dean’s Honor Roll; Scholastically ranked 8th of 146 graduating seniors
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, The University of Oklahoma, 1963

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Admitted to practice in: All Oklahoma trial and appellate courts, U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma, U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” as one of the ‘Top Guns’ of the legal profession, 1987-present
  • Obtained five jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000, including one for $10,000,000 (1989) – the largest jury verdict for personal injury awarded in Oklahoma at the time
  • Obtained a verdict (1980) which, at the time, was the largest verdict in the United States ever awarded for the loss of an eye
  • Elected by The University of Oklahoma College of Law Faculty as Honorary Member, Order of Barristers (1982) for recognition as Outstanding Trial Lawyer in the State of Oklahoma
  • Frequent lecturer for the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • Frequently teaches at the Oklahoma University School of Law
  • Board of Trustees, Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Participant, Living Faith Ministries, Oklahoma City, OK