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Joined Abel Law Firm, 2014

Senior Trial Attorney with Angela D. Ailles & Associates, In-House Counsel for State Farm Insurance Companies, 2007-2014

Associate with Nash, Cohenour, Kelley & Giessmann, 2006-2007

Associate with the Law Offices of Daniel M. Davis, 2005-2006

Intern, DeBee Gilchrist, 2003-2005

Intern, Oklahoma County Public Defender, 2003

Admitted to practice in: All Oklahoma trial and appellate courts, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma


Juris Doctor Degree, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2005

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Oklahoma Christian University, 1999

Studied at Oklahoma Christian University in Vienna, Austria, 1998

Honors & Affiliations
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers for 2021
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Insurance Law Section, Liaison to the Section Leaders Council
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Law School Committee, Member
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Meritorious Christian Service Award, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Outstanding Pupil, Holloway American Inn of Court
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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