"$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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Lynn Mares

Lynn Mares


  • Legal research, appellate advocacy, strategic case planning in personal injury law, insurance litigation and products liability


  • Joined Abel Law Firm in 1985, when admitted to Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Clerked and interned with Abel Law Firm, 1983-1985
  • Interned with Cleveland County Legal Aid, 1984-1985
  • Instructor in Evidence, University of Oklahoma Department of Legal Assistant Education, 1996-2006
  • Licensed to practice law in State of Washington (inactive)
  • Admitted to practice in: All Oklahoma and Washington state 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


  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association (inactive)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member; Legal Assistant Services committee, 2007
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Advisory Board, 2004
  • National Association Of Counsel For Children, 2005-2006
  • Outstanding Service Award, Law & You Foundation, 1993
  • Mona Lambird Service to Children Award, Outstanding Volunteer, 2001
  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, Board Member, 2003-2006
  • “AV” rating, Martindale-Hubbell, May 8, 2000


  • Juris Doctor Degree, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, summa cum laude, University of Albuquerque, 1967


  • Spanish