About

Obinna Abara

Obinna I. Abara, Esquire

CEO/Owner

Mr. Abara specializes in employment discrimination litigation. He has represented individuals in various employment matters. He has also represented corporations and municipalities against numerous charges of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, etc., filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and federal suits. He leads employee training seminars to assist clients in avoiding/limiting employer liability.

Prior to starting Abara Law Firm, Mr. Abara assisted in the handling of a variety of defense related matters including automobile claims, premises liability, trucking accidents, workers compensation, first party benefits claims and subrogation.

Mr. Abara enjoys giving back to the community by participating in various volunteer and service projects sponsored by his fraternal organization, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Abara also has a strong interest in developing and shaping the minds of Philadelphia youth, and has worked in conjunction with the College Access Program and Philadelphia Cares through various speaking engagements and community efforts. Mr. Abara sits on the Board of Directors for The Seybert Foundation.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • The Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School – Lansing, Michigan J.D. (2006)
  • Temple University, B.B.A. (2003)

Experience

  • Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. (2008 – 2011)
  • Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer, & Toddy, P.C. (2007 – 2008)
  • The Honorable Craig M. Washington, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (2005)

Udunna Abara

Udunna C. Abara, Esquire

Attorney Udunna Abara is Of Counsel to Abara Law Firm PLLC. He handles general civil practice matters including housing discrimination, real estate, landlord-tenant, small business law and organization, estate planning, and more.

Mr. Abara practices in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has served in a variety of legal capacities. Prior to his affiliation with Abara Law Firm, Mr. Abara practiced toxic tort defense with a nationally recognized law firm in which he served as national coordinating counsel for a major oil and gas company. He has also managed professional ethics and compliance matters for an AmLaw Top 10 global law firm, practiced immigration with a nationally recognized Afro-Caribbean cultural organization, worked overseas on intellectual property matters in native Japanese firms in both Osaka and Tokyo, and spearheaded community development in low-income neighborhoods in the PA and NJ Tri-State area. Given these experiences, Mr. Abara has great familiarity serving clients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Mr. Abara holds a Masters of International Laws and a Graduate Certificate in East Asian Studies from Duke Law and Graduate Programs. He holds a minor concentration in Hispanic Studies from Northwestern University and is proficient in Spanish.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Duke Law School, J.D., L.L.M – International Law, Culp Scholar
  • Duke Graduate School, Graduate Certificate in East Asian Studies
  • Northwestern University, B.S. CSD., minor in Hispanic Studies