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Kelly Bishop is an esteemed attorney and owner of Abel Law Firm whose journey with the firm began during his internship in 1992. Kelly earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1993, which laid the foundation for his successful legal career.

Kelly has earned the distinguished title of “Super Lawyer” since 2013, a testament to his exceptional legal abilities and commitment to excellence. Throughout his career, Kelly has actively engaged with various professional organizations and has been honored to share his knowledge and insights as a speaker at numerous seminars and conferences. Kelly’s true passion lies in being a personal injury lawyer, where he finds immense fulfillment in assisting individuals facing challenging circumstances to obtain the rightful compensation they deserve.

The family atmosphere at Abel Law Firm resonates deeply with Kelly, and he takes pride in the compassion that drives the entire team to relentlessness move every case forward. Working alongside the renowned Ed Abel for decades, Kelly has witnessed countless lives being restored, experiencing firsthand the positive impact a personal injury attorney can make in the community. He strives to uphold the firm’s tradition of providing exemplary attention to his clients, which has made Abel Law Firm an essential service to the community for years.

Outside the courtroom, Kelly leads an active and fulfilling lifestyle by competing in tennis and generously volunteering his time to nurture and mentor young tennis players. A devoted family man, Kelly and his wife have celebrated 29 years of marriage and three children. Kelly is an avid sports fanatic and passionately supports Thunder Basketball, as well as OU and OSU sports. Additionally, he proudly cheers for TCU where two of his children pursued their college education. Kelly exemplifies the values and ethos of our firm through his dedication to the legal field, his family, and our local community.


Joined Abel Law Firm, 1993

Interned with Abel Law Firm, 1992-1993

Interned with Cleveland County District Attorney, 1992

Instructor in Insurance Law, University of Oklahoma, Department of Legal Assistant Education

Frequent Lecturer for the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice and University of Oklahoma College of Law

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. District Courts for the Western and Eastern District of Arkansas, U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court.


Juris Doctor Degree, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1993

Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1987

Honors & Affiliations
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers for 2013 – Present
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice, Advisory Board, 2009
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Inns of Court – William J. Holloway Inn of Court
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Voted Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm
The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm
The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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