Edwin Abrahamsen

Abrahamsen, Conaboy & Abrahamsen, P.C.
1006 Pittston Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
(570) 348-0200
www.law-aca.com


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
Recent Awards
Award Name   Granting Organization   Date
Top 100 Trial Lawyers   National Trial Lawyers   2014
Equal Access To Justice Award   Lackawanna Bar Association   2014
Equal Access To Justice Award   Lackawanna Bar Association   2013
Pro Bono Service Award   Pennsylvania Bar Association   2013
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer   Pennsylvania Super Lawyers   2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers   National Trial Lawyers   2013
Equal Access To Justice Award   Lackawanna Bar Association   2012
Pro Bono Service Award   Pennsylvania Bar Association   2012
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer   Pennsylvania Super Lawyers   2012
Equal Access To Justice Award   Lackawanna Bar Association   2011
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer   Pennsylvania Super Lawyers   2011
Pro Bono Service Award   Pennsylvania Bar Association   2011
Pro Bono Award   Pennsylvania Bar Foundation   2010
Pro Bono Service Award   Pennsylvania Bar Association   2010
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer   Pennsylvania Super Lawyers   2010
Million Dollar Advocate   Million Dollar Advocates Forum   2010
Equal Access To Justice Award   Lackawanna Bar Association   2010
Equal Access To Justice Award   Lackawanna Bar Association   2009
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer   Pennsylvania Super Lawyers   2009
Pro Bono Service Award   Pennsylvania Bar Association   2009
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer   Pennsylvania Super Lawyers   2008
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer   Pennsylvania Super Lawyers   2007
Pro Bono Service Award   Pennsylvania Bar Association   2007
Equal Access To Justice Award   Lackawanna Bar Association   2007
Pro Bono Service Award   Pennsylvania Bar Association   2006
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer   Pennsylvania Super Lawyers   2006
Equal Access To Justice Award   Lackawanna Bar Association   2006