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Richard H. Abend is a premier trial lawyer, focusing on personal injury law. He has dedicated himself to representing individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Mr. Abend has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdict and has obtained numerous seven figure recoveries for his clients. He has been recognized by the New York Law Journal for obtaining several of the top verdicts or settlements in the State of New York.

Mr. Abend, a leader in his field, was recently recognized by the National Trial Lawyers, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top Trial Lawyers Under 40. He was named to the 2015 and 2016 Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Top 100 list. Mr. Abend has been recognized by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers every year since 2011.

He is a faculty member of, the nation’s largest provider of online continuing legal education. In addition, Mr. Abend is regularly invited to lecture on behalf of PLI, Brooklyn Law School, CUNY Law School and Hudson Valley Bank. Mr. Abend is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and New York County Lawyers Association.


Mr. Abend has also served as a Moot Court Judge for the American Association of Justice and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy student trial advocacy competition.  Mr. Abend currently serves as a member of the Tort Litigation Committee and Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York City Bar.

Mr. Abend graduated from the University of Rochester and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. He is admitted to the bars of New York and Connecticut, as well as the United States Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Connecticut