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Jay L. Edelstein

Jay L. Edelstein

Edelstein Law, LLP
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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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 ten million dollars. He has been awarded Super Lawyer of Pennsylvania for 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018. 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.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Additional Practice Areas
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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3rd Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Jay L. Edelstein
- Current
Mr. Edelstein focuses his practice of law on the following areas: Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Sexual Abuse, Cumulative Trauma, Insurance Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Construction Law, Contract Law, Contract Law and Litigation involving Common Carriers, Self-Insured Entities, Rental Car Agencies, and Municipalities.
Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (1979)
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Washington & Jefferson College
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Super Lawyers
Thomas Reuters
2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Mr. Edelstein has been designated as a Super Lawyer, a high honor that is bestowed on him by his peers.
AV rated
Martindale-Hubbell, The American Registry
For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Highest Possible Peer Review Rating, AV RATED. Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell 5 Year Award, Jay L. Edelstein has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
Professional Associations
Philadelphia Bar Association
Member in Good Standing
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member in Good Standing
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American Bar Association
Member in Good Standing
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Defense Research Institute
Member in Good Standing
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Maryville Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center
Board of Directors
Activities: The mission of Maryville Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center is to help the indigent and poor.
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Speaking Engagements
Panelist/Speaker, RIMS
Spoke on topics of Auto Law, Dram Shop Law and Premises Liability
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell, The American Registry
Websites & Blogs
Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer, Jay L. Edelstein
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. My teenaged daughter took my car and hit another car. The woman is now suing us. Can I get a public defender?
A: Contact your insurance carrier to provide any and all paperwork regarding the claim for them to investigate further. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, representation will be provided through the insurance company.
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Contact & Map
Edelstein Law, LLP
230 South Broad Street
Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: (215) 893-9311
Fax: (215) 893-9310
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed