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Managing Attorney Matthew Wade has been an invaluable member of Abel Law Firm since 2014. Before joining our team, Matthew earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2005, laying a solid foundation for his remarkable legal career. He then spent 7 years as in-house counsel at State Farm Insurance gaining deep insight into how insurance companies think and wanted to use this knowledge to benefit individuals who suffered due to no fault of their own. Matthew was honored as a “Super Lawyer” in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Moreover, his achievements extend beyond this recognition, as he was handpicked for the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and appointed to the role of managing attorney at Abel Law Firm in 2022.

Matthew revels in taking on the challenge of facing large companies and corporations, fearlessly advocating for his clients’ rights. He is passionate about protecting the 7th Amendment and derives immense satisfaction from fighting for the underdog. Matthew remains empathetic to the hardships his clients endure and ensures that compassion guides his practice every step of the way. He continues his contribution to the community at large by serving as a professor in the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s esteemed Legal Assistants Program. He is also a dedicated board member of the Oklahoma Association for Justice and President of the Board of Directors for CASA of Oklahoma.

Beyond his legal pursuits, Matthew embraces a diverse range of interests, such as attending concerts, fly fishing, snow skiing, and baseball. He is a devoted family man, cherishing the time spent with his wife and three children.

At Abel Law Firm, we are immensely proud to have Matthew Wade at the helm, leading with expertise, compassion, and an unyielding commitment to seeking justice for those in need. Matthew’s dedication to his clients, the legal field, and his family exemplify the values that define our firm.


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
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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