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Ed Abbot is Co-Partner-in-Charge of the New York office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Ed is a trial lawyer and litigator who concentrates his practice on a wide range of product liability, general commercial, and mass liability toxic tort litigation. He has experience representing corporations involved in asbestos litigation, as well as toxic tort litigation, premises liability, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and other complex cases in multiple jurisdictions.
Ed represents clients in federal and state courts. He is national coordinating and trial counsel to several defendants in toxic tort litigation and has diverse experience in representing defendants in other matters, including lead, construction equipment, contract, restaurant litigation, real estate, aviation, industrial machinery, business torts, and commercial disputes.
He frequently lectures on issues involving toxic tort litigation, asbestos, and complex multi-party case management.
Ed is in his fourth term as Mayor of Essex Fells, New Jersey, where he is also a volunteer firefighter.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leadership & Spotlight||DRI - The Voice||2012|
|Partner-in-Charge||Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Smith Abbot, LLP||1996 - 2013|
|Partner||Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.||1988 - 1996|
|Associate||McCarter & English, LLP||1985 - 1988|
|Trade Research Company||Joseph E. Seagram & Sons||1981 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York Practice Guide: Negligence||Pharmacists' Liability for Failure to Warn After OBRA 90||1994|
|Fordham University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1985|
|The George Washington University||N/A||B.A.||1980|
|Perrin Conferences||Asbestos Defense Strategy Summit||2012|
|Asbestos Medicine Seminar||Moderator, “Talc Contamination and Alternative Exposures: Not Always What it Seems,”||2012|
|Perrin Conferences||"Inside the Deliberation Room: Influencing Juries in 2010," Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation,||2010|
|Corporate Counsel Roundtable||Moderator, "How Jurors and the Bench will View Defendant Corporations in 2010,"||2010|
|Asbestos Medicine Seminar||Moderator, "Asbestos 101 - State of the Art and Industrial Hygienist Expert Cross-Examination Techniques,”||2010|
|Perrin Conferences||Asbestos Defense Strategic Summit||2009|
|Asbestos Medicine Seminar||"Ocean's 11 Redux: The Eleven Essential Parts of Constructing and Ensuring a Coordinated Defense,"||2008|
|Asbestos Litigation Conference||"What Does the Future Hold for Asbestos Litigation?,"||2007|
|Asbestos Litigation Conference||"National Counsel Coordinators - Working with Local Counsel and Keeping Everyone Out of Hot Water,"||2004|
|Asbestos Litigation Conference||"Alternative Causes of Mesothelioma - The Role of SV-40, the Polio Vaccine,"||2001|
|Asbestos Litigation Conference||"The Ever Changing Role of the Peripheral Defendant,"||1999|
|Asbestos Litigation Conference||"Managing Asbestos Litigation - A National Coordinator's Perspective,"||1998|