John is a fourth-generation Oklahoman. He grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. While at the University of Oklahoma, he was a member of the 54th President’s Leadership Class. He is a graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law. While in law school, John was a Merit Scholar Recipient, was selected to the Dean’s List, and served as treasurer for both his law class and the OCU Student Bar Association. During law school, John interned with the Abel Law Firm. He volunteered as an intern for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children and was a member of the American Indian Wills Clinic.
John comes from a family of lawyers allowing him to witness firsthand how the practice of law can be used for the betterment of others. John is actively involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County and serves on their Junior Board. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, Demi, and their golden retriever, Brooks. John also enjoys golf, fly fishing, snow skiing, OU football, and Oklahoma City Thunder basketball.
Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."Get a free case review