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David William Abels

David William Abels

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents

About Me

David Abels is a partner at Abels & Annes, P.C. concentrating in personal injuryauto accidentwork injurypremises liability and wrongful death cases. He has successfully collected millions of dollars for his clients and has focused on handling personal injury cases for the past 14 years.


Dave was born in Chicago and raised in Evanston, Illinois. He Graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1987. In 1991, he received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 1994, he received his juris doctor from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois.


After graduating from law school, Dave joined The Henry County State's Attorney's Office, in Cambridge, Illinois. There he prosecuted traffic, misdemeanor and felony cases. He tried numerous bench trials and over 20 jury trials while working at the State's Attorney's Office.


After leaving the State's Attorney's Office, Dave returned to Chicago and worked for the criminal defense firm of Kreiter & Gibbons. There he mainly worked on defending felony cases in Cook County, Illinois.


In 1997 he joined the personal injury law firm of Foreman & Foreman, which was later re-named Foreman & Abels, P.C. Since 1997, Dave has been concentrating in personal injury law.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (20-33%)

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • David L. Freidberg

    I've had the pleasure of knowing David for over 20 years and can personally attest to his legal abilities and his desire to take care of his clients.


    David Freidberg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Issa Murad

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Mark Murad Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Abels & Annes, P.C.

100 N LaSalle St #2207
Chicago, IL, 60602



AZActive 201005/26/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2015
Illinois Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAbels & Annes, P.C.2008 - Present
PartnerDavid Abels & Associates, P.C.2005 - 2008
PartnerForeman & Abels, P.C.2004 - 2005
AssociateJerome Foreman & Associates, P.C.1997 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMember2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lake County Auto Accident$600,000 wrongful death car accident settlement
Chicago Pedestrian Accident$255,000 - Chicago Pedestrian Accident.
Sexual Abuse Settlement$3,200,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Circle of Legal TrustTop 5 Reasons Why Your Law Firm Needs an Email Newsletter2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The John Marchall Law SchoolN/ALaw1994
University of WisconsinN/ABachelor of Arts1991