Mr. Abell concentrates his practice in the area of local
government, healthcare, estate administration and probate, and labor and
Mr. Abell has served as Corporation Counsel to the City of
Metropolis, Illinois for fourteen years. He also served as General Counsel to
Massac Memorial Hospital for 23 years.
In local government as well as labor and employment law his
clients include the City of Metropolis, Illinois, the City of Brookport,
Illinois, the City of Cairo, Illinois, the Massac County Hospital District,
Shawnee Development Council, Inc., and the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Mr. Abell received his law degree from the Southern Illinois
University School of Law in 1984. His undergraduate degree in business
administration-management is from the University of Illinois (1981).
Mr. Abell serves on the board of directors of the Illinois
Municipal Electric Agency, headquartered in Springfield, Illinois and is a past
Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board. He is currently serving his tenth year
on the Agency's Executive Board.
Southeastern Illinois College (Associate in Science 1979)
University of Illinois (B.S. with honors-1981)
Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D. 1984)
Massac County Bar Association
State Bar Association