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Ed Abes is the founding shareholder of Abes Baumann. He has over 45 years of experience in practicing law in Western Pennsylvania and, today, is solely focused on representing injured workers.


From 1972 to 1978, 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 has volunteered his time on a number of boards and committees including 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. 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 five years in the United States Army and law school, joined Abes Baumann.

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  1. Workers Compensation: 100%

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Abes Baumann, P.C.

810 Penn Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive196904/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2013
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2011
Lawyer of Year - Workers' CompensatonBest Lawyers in America2010
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Workers Compensation - Panel Member of the YearProfessional Hockey Players' Association2010
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Workers' CompensationSuper Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAbes Baumann, P.C.1979 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Hockey League Players Association, Workers' Compensation panelMember2000 - Present
Professional Hockey Players' Association Panel of Workers' Compensation AttorneysMember1999 - Present
National Football League Players Association, Workers' Compensation PanelMember1981 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Loans and Scholarships FundMember1980 - Present
National Academy of Social InsuranceFellowN/A
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupMemberN/A
Allegheny County Bar Association, Sports Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionMemberN/A
Allegheny County Bar Association, Fee Dispute CommitteeMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation SectionPast ChairN/A
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Sports Entertainment & Art Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Allegheny County Democratic COmmitteeTreasurer2006 - 2011
American Civil Liberties Union, PIttsburghPresident2000 - 2005
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Law SectionPast ChairN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)N/ABS - Bachelor of Science1965