In December 2011, the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) accepted 62 distinguished new members, including Attorney Ed Abes. The NASI now has just 900 members nationally.
According to the NACI, “Academy members are recognized experts in Social Security, Medicare and health coverage, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and related social assistance and private employee benefits. Individuals selected for membership have distinguished themselves by improving the quality of research, administration, or policymaking in one or more of these areas.”
In order to qualify for membership, an attorney must be nominated by current Academy members. Candidates are recognized for significant and ongoing professional contributions to the field of social insurance. “NASI members volunteer their time in study panels, advisory committees, conferences, and they participate in NASI’s other research, education, communication, and leadership development initiatives.”
Attorney Ed Abes has been listed as one of the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2004. Super Lawyers has also listed him as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh. In addition he has been recognized continuously since 2004 by Best Lawyers in America as Pittsburgh’s Best Workers Compensation Lawyer. He was also recognized as Professional Hockey Players Association Workers’ Compensation Panel Attorney of the Year 2010 and the National Football League Players Association Workers’ Compensation Panel Attorney of the Year in 1993.