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Edward Patrick Abbott concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, professional liability, construction litigation, cyber liability, environmental, securities, labor and employment law, and employment practices liability. Mr. Abbott represents publicly traded and private companies, contractors, executives, public officials, public entities and licensed professionals.

He advises small and large companies in various industries, including the medical field, regarding data breaches, notification and crisis management. He has also litigated data breaches, intellectual property disputes, trademark and licensing issues, and software agreements. He also counsels companies regarding data security and evaluates and drafts privacy policies, user agreements, and data security provisions to be incorporated in services agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Abbott practiced in a large national labor and employment law firm and in a Southern New Jersey firm where he handled land use and commercial litigation matters. After graduating from law school, Mr. Abbott served as the law clerk for the Honorable Eugene D. Serpentelli, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court, Ocean County, New Jersey. During law school, Mr. Abbott was a member of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, ultimately serving as Lead Notes Editor.

Mr. Abbott plays trumpet in a jazz band and participated in an International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.


  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • District of New Jersey


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden – J.D.
    • with high honors
    • Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Lead Notes Editor
  • Ursinus College – B.A.
    • magna cum laude
    • J. Douglas Davis Prize for Outstanding Student in History

Professional Memberships

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Litigation

  • Brown V. Lopez, Et. Al. (Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division – Hudson County) – Successfully obtained a summary judgment in favor of an attorney on a non-client legal malpractice action in a sale leaseback real estate transaction.

Reported Decisions

  • New Jersey Farm Bureau, Inc. v. Township of East Amwell, 380 N.J. Super. 325 (App. Dir. 2005)
  • In re Sixth Month Extension of N.J.A.C 5:91-1 et seq, 372 N.J. Super. 61 (App. Dir. 2004)


  • Weleda’s Partner of the Year for 2020:  KDV’s long-time client Weleda, Inc.—the North American arm of a multi-national personal care company founded in 1921—gave its only annual Partner Award to KDV’s Personal Care Group of Ed Abbott, Nicole Christman, Christopher Nucifora, Erik Sardiña for their exceptional legal services and dedicated business relationship, making it the first time a law firm received their award.
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2013 – 2016)
  • Bergen’s Top Lawyers, (201) Magazine (2014)
  • J. Douglas Davis Prize for Outstanding Student in History, Ursinus College
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