Edwin A. Abrahamsen

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Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate with over
42 years experience

A Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate with over 42 years experience, Edwin (Ned) Abrahamsen has represented thousands of clients in personal injury litigation and has become well-known for his aggressive and successful representation of clients seriously injured in auto, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophic loss claims, construction accidents, medical malpractice, as well as accidents involving burns, amputations and product liability claims.

Some of the notable cases that Ned has concluded include: securing a $1.4 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death matter involving a defective product; and securing a $1.2 million dollar settlement on behalf of a client who was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash.

Professional Certifications and Recognition

Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by The National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accredited Agency.

Certified Member Multi Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forums are recognized as some of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers, and who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Every year since 2006, Ned has been recognized by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of personal injury. No more than 5% of the lawyers in the state achieve this recognition. The selection process for Super Lawyers is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field.

Practice Areas

Ned’s practice focuses on personal injury cases, where he has successfully represented clients in the areas of wrongful death; auto, truck and motorcycle accidents; slip and fall; medical malpractice; construction accidents; deaths, burns and amputations; and dangerous products and machines. As well, he has extensive experience in the areas of workers’ compensation, social security and complex commercial litigation.

In addition to his practice with individuals and small businesses, Ned has served as Solicitor for various organizations, including:

  • Borough of Blakely, 1978 – present

  • Scranton School District and School Building Authority, 1980 – 1994

  • Old Forge School District, 1989 – 1991

  • Shohola Township, 2001 – 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1976

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1976

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1981

  • Supreme Court of United States of America, 1993

 

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976

  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1973

Professional Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Lackawanna Bar Association

  • Pike County Bar Association

  • American Association of Justice

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association)

Community Involvement

  • Lector and Cantor at Divine Mercy Parish, Minooka

  • Former board member, St. Joseph’s Center

  • President, Lackawanna County Pro Bono, 2012 – 2014