David Abels is a partner at Abels & Annes, P.C. concentrating in personal injury, auto accident, work injury, premises 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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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1994||05/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|TOP 100: 2016 ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYERS||Illinois Super Lawyers||2016|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2016|
|Lifetime Membership||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2016|
|Lifetime Membership||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2016|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2015|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Partner||Abels & Annes, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Partner||David Abels & Associates, P.C.||2005 - 2008|
|Partner||Foreman & Abels, P.C.||2004 - 2005|
|Associate||Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C.||1997 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Public Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2010 - Present|
|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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|Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog||Poor, Less Educated Drivers at Greater Risk of Death in Car Accidents||2015|
|Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog||Self-Driving Cars and the Future of American Transportation||2015|
|The Circle of Legal Trust||Top 5 Reasons Why Your Law Firm Needs an Email Newsletter||2013|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Wisconsin||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|