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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
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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