Edward J. Abare is a graduate of Cornell and Western New England College School of Law. In 1983, he graduated from law school and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, immediately trying serious felony cases as a Public Defender.
In 1991 Attorney Abare took and passed the Florida Bar and was hired as a felony trial lawyer for the 19th Circuit Public Defenders office. He took and passed the Florida Board Certification exam in 1995 and was qualified by the Bar to become a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law; a designation he has held and re-qualified for every 5 years since.
Rising through the ranks at the Public Defenders office, he became the Head Attorney of the Vero Beach and Fort Pierce offices as well as the training director for the Public Defender. After serving for over 17 years, he returned to the Massachusetts Public Defenders office where he tried serious felony cases for the next 4 years. He returned to Florida in 2012 and joined the 6th Circuit Public Defenders office (Pinellas County-Clearwater) and quickly became a Senior Assistant Public Defender supervising as many as 20 Assistant Public Defenders.
Over the course of his 37 year career, he has tried in excess of 250 felony cases with successful verdicts in well over 100 cases including sex offenses, drug sale and trafficking, murder, burglary, and robbery.
Edward J. Abare has established his private law office in Vero Beach and is available to represent the criminally accused in all of the courts of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida.