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Ed Abel, Senior Partner

Ed Abel
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FOCUS OF PRACTICE

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 – 2014
  • 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

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