Abes, Edward Jaffee

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Address: 810 Penn Avenue Fifth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Lawyer Firm: Abes Baumann
Phone: 412-690-0239
Fax: 412-765-0906
Email:
Website: http://www.abesbaumann.com

Areas of Practice Workers’ Compensation
Description

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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