Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Jay L. Edelstein was born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Washington & Jefferson College where he received his B.A. in 1976. He went onto Widener University School of Law (formerly Delaware Law School), receiving his J.D. in 1979.
Mr. Edelstein is the firm’s founder and is a successful and a well-respected third generation attorney who focuses his practice of law on the following areas: Personal injury litigation, auto injury, sexual abuse cases, slip and fall, dog bites, construction law and litigation involving common carriers. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1979 and the New Jersey Bar in 1991.
With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Edelstein has successfully represented his clients in settlements and verdicts in excess of 150 million dollars. He has been awarded Super Lawyer of Pennsylvania for 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Only 5% of Attorneys in Pennsylvania receive this distinction. Super Lawyer is reserved for those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. In addition, Jay is AV rated with Martindale-Hubbel which is the highest peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. This AV rating is only given to 5% of attorneys WORLDWIDE.
He is a member of The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is also admitted to practice in The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; The United States District Court of New Jersey and The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Edelstein serves as a member of The Philadelphia Board of Directors at Ashley Treatment Center. Jay also serves as Philadelphia counsel for Steps to Recovery, LLC. He is very active in the drug and alcohol community and is always there to lend a helping hand to someone in need.