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Focus Of Practice

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


Juris Doctor Degree, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1985

Bachelor of Science Degree, summa cum laude, University of Albuquerque, 1967



Honors & Affiliations
  • 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
Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

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."

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