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Edward Jaffee Abes - Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Workers' Compensation Lawyer
810 Penn AvenueFifth FloorPittsburgh, PA 15222-3614
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Edward Jaffee AbesLawyer Overview

Ed Abes is the founding partner of Abes Baumann. He has over 40 years of experience in practicing law in Western Pennsylvania and, today, is solely focused on representing injured workers.

In 1972, Ed worked for the State Workers' Insurance Fund as a Special Assistant Attorney General. In 1978, he decided to use his knowledge and experience of Workers' Compensation to establish a law firm dedicated to fighting for injured workers.

Not long after opening the doors at Abes Baumann...

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Ed Abes is the founding partner of Abes Baumann. He has over 40 years of experience in practicing law in Western Pennsylvania and, today, is solely focused on representing injured workers.

In 1972, Ed worked for the State Workers' Insurance Fund as a Special Assistant Attorney General. In 1978, he decided to use his knowledge and experience of Workers' Compensation to establish a law firm dedicated to fighting for injured workers.

Not long after opening the doors at Abes Baumann, Ed began representing injured professional athletes as a member of the Workers' Compensation Panels of the National Football League Players Association, the National Hockey League Players Association, and the Professional Hockey Players Association. The Major League Baseball Players Association also recommends Abes Baumann to their injured players.

In addition to practicing law full-time, Ed volunteers his time on a number of boards and committees including as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section Liaison Committee, which facilitates communication among the judges, administrators, and attorneys of the Workers' Compensation judicial system. Ed is past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and past treasurer of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.

Ed has won numerous industry awards and accolades during his career. Most recently, in 2011, Ed was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance. Super Lawyers Magazine has listed him as one of the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania since 2004 and also as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh. He has been recognized continuously since 2004 by Best Lawyers in America as one of Pittsburgh's Best Workers' Compensation Lawyers.
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Ed currently resides in the City of Pittsburgh. Ed has a son, Eric, who, following law school, joined Abes Baumann.

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Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Current Employment Position(s)
Founding partner
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 1969U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd CircuitSuperior Court of Pennsylvania, 1969
Other Affiliations
National Football League Players Association, 1980 - Present (Attorney, Workers' Compensation Panel) National Hockey League Players Association (Attorney, Workers' Compensation Panel) Professional Hockey League Players Association, 1999 - Present (Attorney, Workers' Compensation Panel) Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, 2001 - 2002 (Chair) Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member, Sports and Entertainment Law Committee) Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Section (Past Co-Chair) Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Liaison Committee (Chair) Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionAllegheny County Bar Association, 1983 - Present (Member, Fee Dispute Committee) Allegheny County Bar Association, 1980 - Present (Trustee, Allegheny County Bar Foundation Loans and Scholarship Fund) American Association for Justice (Member) Workplace Injury Litigation Group (Sustaining Member) American Civil Liberties Union, 2000 - Present (President, Pittsburgh Chapter) National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), 2011 - Present Allegheny County Democratic Committee, 2006 - 2011 (Treasurer) Allegheny County Bar Association, Sports Law CommitteeAmerican Civil Liberties Union, Pittsburgh Chapter, 2000 - 2005 (President)
Education
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1969
J.D.
Honors: President, Student Bar Association, (1968-1969)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1965
B.S.
Past Positions
State Workers' Insurance Fund, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1972 - 1978
Classes and Seminars
Athletes and Workers' Compensation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, August 15, 2012 - Present
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Included on the 2017 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 superlawyers.com Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 superlawyers.com Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 superlawyers.com Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 superlawyers.com Super Lawyers list

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Honors
Best Lawyers of America, 2004 - 2013Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers Compensation, 2004 - 2012Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh by Super Lawyer MagazinePittsburgh's Best Lawyer, Workers Compensation, 2010 - Present Professional Hockey Players' Association Workers' Compensation Panel Attorney of the Year, 2010 - Present National Football League Players Association Workers' Compensation Panel Attorney of the Year, 1993Pittsburgh's Top Rated Lawyers, Workers Compensation, 2012 - Present
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810 Penn AvenueFifth FloorPittsburgh, PA 15222-3614
Phone
412-228-4786
Fax
412-765-0906
Offers Free Initial Consultation
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