Edward P. Abbot

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600 Lexington Avenue
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New York, NY 10022-7678

Ed Abbot is Partner-in-Charge of the New York office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Ed is a trial lawyer and litigator who concentrates his practice on a wide range of product liability, general commercial, and mass liability toxic tort litigation. He has experience representing corporations involved in asbestos litigation, as well as toxic tort litigation, premises liability, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and other complex cases in multiple jurisdictions.

Ed represents clients in federal and state courts. He is national coordinating and trial counsel to several defendants in toxic tort litigation and has diverse experience in representing defendants in other matters, including lead, construction equipment, contract, restaurant litigation, real estate, aviation, industrial machinery, business torts, and commercial disputes.

Across the country, Ed frequently lectures on issues involving toxic tort litigation, asbestos, and complex multi-party case management. He has also made radio and national television appearances to discuss legal matters, including on FOX and MSNBC as family counselor and spokesman for one of the wrongly accused defendants in the Duke Lacrosse case (2006-2007).

Ed is in his fourth term as Mayor of Essex Fells, New Jersey, where he is also a volunteer firefighter. Additionally, Ed provides pro bono services in New York City and New Jersey for Mighty Mutts, Inc., an animal rescue organization.

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J.D., Fordham University School of Law (1985)

B.A., with honors, History, George Washington University (1980)

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