Marianne Abeler has extensive experience handling matters concerning the public sector.

In the period 2002-2014, Marianne was the head municipal lawyer of the city of Tromsø. She gives legal counselling and litigates cases in court, mainly concerning the public sector, and represents both private and public sector clients.

Marianne also assists clients in cases rising legal, political and public relation challenges.



2014 - (today) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
2002 - 2014 Head Municipal Lawyer, the City of Tromsø
1997 - 2002 Municipal Lawyer, the City of Tromsø
1996 Executive Officer, Ministry of Labour and Local Government


1996 Cand. Jur., University of Oslo
1991 Bachelor of Science in Economics (Industrial and Business Economics), London School of Economics and Political Science
1988 German language, University of Oslo


2017 - (today) Board Member, Norske tog AS
2016 - (today) Member, The Appeals Commitee for Veterans Claming Compensation
2016 - (today) Member, The Responsibility Commission for the Norwegian Parliament
2015 - (today) Board Member, Ressurs AS
2015 - 2019 Member, The Law Committee for a New Administration Act
2015 - 2019 Board Member, The Norwegian Courts Administration
2013 - 2015 Member, The Law Committee for a Lawyers Act
2012 - 2015 Member of the Dispute Resolution Board for the Health and Care Sector