Jay Edelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Chicago, IL

Edelson PC
 | 350 North LaSalle, 14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-589-6375
Fax: 312-589-6378
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • General Litigation (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jay Edelson is the founder and CEO of Edelson PC a Chicago-based law firm serving clients in Illinois and throughout the United States. While Jay’s primary areas of focus are consumer class actions and general commercial litigation, he also advises start-ups, media companies, major labor unions, Hollywood financiers and others, and has been asked to serve as a consultant on several film, television and radio deals.

    Legal peers, the media, state and federal legislators, academia and courts throughout the country have recognized Jay as a leader in class action litigation, technology law, corporate compliance issues and consumer advocacy. He has been appointed lead counsel in numerous state, federal, and international class actions, which have led to the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients. He is also regularly asked to weigh in on federal and state legislation or advise legislators on issues related to his practice, including consumer issues involving the recent federal bailouts and technology issues such as those involving mobile marketing.

    Jay graduated with cum laude honors from Brandeis University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan’s Law School. He currently lives with his wife and two kids in Chicago.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 50%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Class Actions, Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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    About Jay Edelson

    Admitted: 1997, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/


    • Annual Humanitarian Award for his "personal integrity, professional achievements, and charitable contributions" by the Hope Presbyterian Church
    • One of the top 40 Illinois attorneys under 40 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's 2009
    • American Bar Association’s "24 hours of Legal Rebels" program, where he was dubbed one of "the most creative minds in the legal profession" for his views of associate training and firm management

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct professor, Class Action Litigation Seminar, Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • Guest Lecturer, Consumer and Class Action Issues, Northwestern University Law School and The John Marshall Law School
    • "Nine Mistakes Companies Make In Defending Themselves Against Consumer Class Action Lawsuits," Law360 (Jan. 2011).
    • "Trust Young Lawyers and They Won't Let You Down," ABA Journal's Legal Rebels – Remaking the Profession (Oct. 15, 2009).

    Educational Background:

    • Brandeis University, cum laude
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    350 North LaSalle
    14th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60654

    Phone: 312-589-6375

    Fax: 312-589-6378

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