Allegheny County Lawyer to be Honored by Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section

HARRISBURG (July 6, 2016) - The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Workers' Compensation Law Section will present its Irvin Stander Memorial Award to Pittsburgh lawyer Edward J. Abes during the section's 32nd annual fall meeting on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey.

The award is named in honor of the late Judge Irvin Stander and is presented to an attorney whose dedication to the administration of Workers' Compensation law and whose professionalism and regard for clients and colleagues serves as an example to others.

Abes is a founding partner of Abes Baumann. He has more than 45 years of legal experience.

From 1972 to 1978, Abes was a special assistant attorney general for the State Workers' Insurance Fund. He then established a law firm solely focused on representing injured workers. He 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.

In addition to practicing law, Abes has served on a number of boards and committees. He is a past chair of the PBA Workers' Compensation Section and the section's Liaison Committee, which facilitates communication among the judges, administrators and lawyers of the Workers' Compensation judicial system.

Abes also has been active in the Workers' Compensation sections of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Abes has been a presenter at numerous seminars for bar associations.

Abes is a past president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and past treasurer of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.

Abes holds degrees from Penn State University and Duquesne University School of Law.

More information about the PBA Workers' Compensation Section's meeting is available on the PBI website:

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 27,000 lawyers who are members of the association.