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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


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases



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Contact info

Abels & Annes, P.C.

100 N LaSalle St #2207
Chicago, IL, 60602


AZActive 201004/02/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
TOP 100: 2016 ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYERSIllinois Super Lawyers2016
Illinois Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2016
Lifetime MembershipMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2016
Lifetime MembershipMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2016
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
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2016 - Present
Public JusticeMember2013 - Present
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
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer BlogPoor, Less Educated Drivers at Greater Risk of Death in Car Accidents2015
Chicago Car Accident Lawyers BlogSelf-Driving Cars and the Future of American Transportation2015
The Circle of Legal TrustTop 5 Reasons Why Your Law Firm Needs an Email Newsletter2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoN/AJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of WisconsinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991