Eric D. Abes

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Eric Abes

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Eric Abes joined Abes Baumann as an associate in 2012. Eric followed a less direct path into law than his peers, serving five years, including three deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, as an infantry paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army.

After leaving the military, Eric graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2012. While at Seton Hall, Eric served as a coordinator for the Courtroom Advocates Project, helping people obtain restraining orders and protection from abuse orders in New York City Family Court.

Eric worked in the Allegheny County Clerk of Court and District Attorney’s Offices; as a law clerk in the Essex County New Jersey Office of the Public Defender; and as a paralegal and law clerk for several civil litigation law firms in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.

During his service in the Army, Eric was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Good Conduct Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; the Iraq Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon; he also earned the Basic Parachutist Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge.

Eric and his wife, Robin, reside in Dormont with Lou the Wonderdog.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Member of the Board of Directors 2018 to 2021
  • National Football League Players Association, Workers’ Compensation Panel
  • National Hockey League Players Association, Workers’ Compensation Panel
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bar Leadership Initiative, Class of 2014
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section Council
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sports Lawyers' Committee
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Public Service Committee
  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

Seminars and Presentations

  • EDI Forms Solution: What You Need to Know, May 2017
  • Workers' Compensation and the Professional Athlete, April 2017

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Veterans’ Benefits

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2012
  • Pennsylvania, 2012
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2012


  • Seton Hall University School of Law,
    • J.D., 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A., 2007

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