About Alex Abdo
Alex’s primary focus is in Workers’ Compensation matters, where he has handled thousands of cases since 2005, appearing on behalf of claimants, insurance carriers, self-insureds, and municipalities at hearings and trials in Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, Binghamton, Rochester, Norwich and Elmira.
Alex honed his analytical skills while clerking for Judge William Van Nortwick, Jr. on Florida’s First District Court of Appeal, as well as working as a Legislation Analyst for the Committee on Local Government & Veterans’ Affairs at the Florida House of Representatives.
Prior to moving back to Syracuse, NY in 2005 to be closer to family, Alex amassed considerable litigation experience while participating in over 100 trials (non-jury and jury) with the Hillsborough County (Tampa) Public Defender’s Office. As a result of his prior opportunities, Alex is equally skilled in litigation and negotiation. He understands that the littlest of things can make the largest difference when it comes to leverage in a legal matter and prides himself on his attention to detail.
Alex worked as a partner with a prominent Syracuse law firm for almost eight years, focusing primarily on representing carriers and employers in workers’ compensation matters. While Alex excelled and drew consistent praise from his corporate clients, he didn’t enjoy the work which left him feeling unfulfilled. Given that Alex has always enjoyed working with and helping people, he resigned his position in March of 2013 and founded his own law firm, Abdo Law, P.C., to focus his skills on providing for the needs of injured workers throughout New York state. In addition to running his own firm, Alex worked as Special Counsel to Kenney, Shelton, Liptak & Nowak, LLP from 2013 to 2015 and as Special Counsel to Habberfield Kaszycki until March of 2018.
Alex earned his B.S., cum laude, in Applied Psychology with a Business minor from Ithaca College. He earned his J.D, cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law.
Alex is an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Camillus, NY as well as the Optimist Club of Camillus, New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Onondaga County Bar Association and the Injured Workers’ Bar Association.