We created Abdo & O'Brien, P.C. as a client-centered organization. Over nearly 15 years, I have handled thousands of workers' compensation cases and I have represented injured workers, insurance carriers and employers.
In January of 2019, attorney Michael J. O'Brien and I decided to merge our firms. Abdo & O'Brien, P.C. has the freedom to take on the representation of those whom we believe are most in need and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional representation to injured workers all across Central and Northern New York.
Alex’s primary focus is in Workers’ Compensation matters, where he has handled thousands of cases since 2005, appearing on behalf of claimants, insurance carriers, self-insureds, and municipalities at hearings and trials in Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, Binghamton, Rochester, Norwich and Elmira.
Alex honed his analytical skills while clerking for Judge William Van Nortwick, Jr. on Florida’s First District Court of Appeal and working as a Legislation Analyst at the Florida House of Representatives.
Prior to moving back to Syracuse, NY in 2005 to be closer to family, Alex amassed litigation experience with over 100 trials (non-jury and jury) at the Hillsborough County (Tampa) Public Defender’s Office. As a result, Alex is equally skilled in litigation and negotiation.
Alex worked as a partner with a prominent Syracuse law firm for almost eight years, representing carriers and employers in workers’ compensation matters. While Alex excelled and drew consistent praise from his corporate clients, he didn’t enjoy the work which left him feeling unfulfilled. Given that Alex has always enjoyed working with and helping people, he resigned his position in 2013 and founded his own law firm, Abdo Law, to focus his skills on providing for the needs of injured workers throughout NYS.
Alex earned his B.S., cum laude, in Applied Psychology with a Business minor from Ithaca College. He earned his J.D, cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law.
Alex is an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Camillus, NY as well as the Optimist Club of Camillus, New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Onondaga County Bar Association and the Injured Workers’ Bar Associations.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Owner||Abdo Law, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Special Counsel||Habberfield Kaszycki, LLP||2016 - 2018|
|Special Counsel||Kenney, Shelton, Liptak & Nowak||2013 - 2016|
|Partner||Falge & McLean, P.C.||2005 - 2013|
|Public Defender||Hillsborough County Public Defender||2004 - 2005|
|Clerk||Floridas first district court of appeals||2002 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Injured Workers Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Onondaga County Bar Foundation||N/A||2005 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Florida State University College of Law||Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)||2003|
|Ithaca College||Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude)||2000|
|Non-Acute Pain Guidelines||Attacking the Non-Acute Pain Guidelines||2015|
|Communications with Doctors||Defending Excessive Narcotic Use and Communications with Doctors||2014|
|Utica Claims Association Dinner||Fraud and Social Media||2013|
|Syracuse Claims Association Dinner||Fraud and Social Media||2013|
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