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Edwin A. Abrahamsen Jr.

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate with over 18 years of experience.

Edwin A. (Chip) Abrahamsen, Jr. has represented hundreds of clients who have sustained an injury in many personal injury matters, from truck accidents to car accidents to slip and fall accidents to injuries at work, and has procured successful resolutions for his clients in all these areas of the law for the past 18 years. He has obtained a six-figure jury verdict in a very conservative county for a woman who almost died as a result of toxic mold exposure. Additionally, he secured a large six-figure settlement for the family of a young man beaten to death in a parking lot of a hotel. Recently, he resolved a large six-figure settlement on a complex insurance car accident matter.

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 – 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 – Recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2021- 2023). 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.

Pennsylvania Rising Star – recognized by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine as one of the top 2.5% of lawyers statewide under the age of 40 (2014-2018)

Certificate in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy

Practice Areas

Chip has been practicing for over 18 years, fighting every day to make sure that his clients are given the protection and the attention that they deserve, whether they have been hurt at work, injured by a negligent truck driver, or harmed by the negligence of a landowner. Through his practice, Chip has traveled across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and practiced in many courts in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He has helped clients through various personal injury and Workers’ Compensation matters and continues to work hard representing clients who have been injured in truck accidents, accidents with gas and water trucks, slip and fall accidents, catastrophic work accidents, and many other personal injury matters. He also assists clients in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2004

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2004

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2005

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit



  • Dickinson School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2004

  • Boston College, B.A., 2001

Professional Memberships

  • Lackawanna County Bar Association

  • Pike County Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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


  • Past President, Lackawanna County Young Lawyers Division

  • Past Vice President, BNI – Endless Mountains Chapter

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 – Interplay between Workers’ Compensation and Auto Accidents & Recovery, Pike County Bar Association

  • 2013 – Young Lawyers Induction Ceremony, Lackawanna Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

  • 2013 – Bridge the Gap, Lackawanna Bar Association

  • 2013 – Civil Law Update, Bench Bar Conference

  • 2012 – Bridge the Gap, Lackawanna Bar Association


Civil Law Update, Lackawanna County Annual Bench Bar, 2012

Community Involvement

  • Board Member – Lackawanna Bar Association

  • Member of Board of Directors – Friends of the Poor, Scranton

  • Past President, Board of Directors – Friends of the Poor, Scranton

  • Past Board Member – The Bread Basket of Lackawanna County

  • Past Board of Advisors – Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lackawanna County

  • Past Big Brother Volunteer

Recent Awards

Attorney Peggy Gavin Award - Lackawanna Bar Association - 2015

Multi-Million Dollar Advocate - Million Dollar Advocates Forum - 2010-2022

Equal Access to Justice Award - Lackawanna Bar Association - 2006-2007, 2009-2021

Pro Bono Award - Pennsylvania Bar Association - 2006-2007, 2009-2021

Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers - 2020-2022

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - 2021-2023

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