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David Abels

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Abels & Annes, P.C.
100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1710
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-924-7575
Fax: 312-924-7555
Email: David Abels
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

David Abels is a partner at the law firm of Abels & Annes, P.C. with offices in both Chicago, Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona. Dave has focused his practice on helping personal injury victims since 1997.  He handles a variety of personal injury cases, such as auto accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, truck crashes, premises liability, workers' compensation and sex abuse claims.  

Dave works hard to accomplish his goal of making every client happy, with both a high level of personal service and strong results.  He has had great success in working towards that goal, and backs it up with a significant list of client testimonials on his website:

His office understands that being injured in an accident is a very difficult experience, which is why they have lawyers on call 24/7 to talk to new potential clients and answer their questions.  The law firm can be reached toll-free at (855) LAW-CHICAGO.

Dave was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois where he attended and graduated from Evanston Township High School (class of 1987). He then went on to college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and graduated in 1991. Finally he attended the John Marshall Law Cchool in Chicago, and was sworn into the Illinois Bar in 1994.  Several years later he was admitted into the Arizona Bar.

About David Abels

First Admitted: 1994, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member - Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Lifetime Member
  • Avvo Rating:  10.0 out of 10
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Lifetime Member

Educational Background

  • BA, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1991


  • $3 Million Motorcycle Accident Settlement.  Settled lawsuit at a mediation after client sustained catastrophic injuries in a crash in Chicago, 2018
  • $10 million settlement for six clients that were sexually abused when they were minors by a now defrocked priest. The settlements were reached at 2 pre-trial conferences in Cook County, Illinois, 2017
  • $735,000 auto accident settlement for a driver that was struck by a negligent motorist that failed to yield exiting a parking lot. The plaintiff has to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc, 2020
  • $300,000 hit-and-run pedestrian accident settlement in Evanston, 2020
  • $1.3 million settlement for a worker that was injured on the job due to the negligence of a third party, 2018
  • $900,000 sex abuse settlement against a school bus company, 2019
  • $2.1 million sex abuse settlement on behalf of a victim that was abused by a priest when he was a minor., 2019
  • $240,000 settlement against a negligent driver that struck our client riding a scooter in downtown Chicago., 2019
  • $585,000 Car Accident Settlement.  Our client badly hurt by a DUI driver who entered a Dan Ryan expressway ramp in the wrong direction.  $160,000 was obtained on a workers' compensation claim, and an additional $425,000 by way of an underinsured motorist claim, 2016
  • $3,150,000 sex abuse settlement against the Chicago Archdiocese in regards to abuse committed by former priest Daniel McCormack.  The identity of the plaintiff remains confidential, 2014
  • $2,500,000 sex abuse settlement against the Chicago Archdiocese, 2015
  • $700,000 Auto Accident Settlement.  Settled lawsuit at mediation for a driver who sustained back injuries that required surgery , 2017
  • $520,000 Swimming Pool Accident. Serious injuries caused due to municipal code safety violations, 2016
  • $825,000 truck accident settlement. Our client was rear-ended by a commercial motor vehicle, sustained significant low back injuries and had to have surgery, 2011
  • $2.5 million settlement for a sex abuse victim who was abused by a now defrocked priest, 2018
  • $3.2 million sex abuse settlement, of which $300,000 was placed in escrow for services. The plaintiff was a minor at the time of the abuse, and his identity remains confidential, 2011
  • $1,475,000.  Settled case on behalf of worker who sustained serious injuries after being electrocuted on a jobsite.  The defendants' identities remain confidential, 2013
  • $2,500,000 sex abuse settlement against the Chicago Archdiocese , 2016

Representative Clients

  • Our website has an extensive collection of video testimonials/reviews where our past clients talk about their experiences with our law office.  Please visit:, 2020
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Office Location for David Abels

100 North LaSalle Street
Suite 1710
Chicago, IL 60602

Last Updated: 5/18/2022

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