Martin Edelman

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in New York, New York

Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Martin Edelman
Edelman & Edelman, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1978

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Edelman & Edelman, P.C.

61 Broadway
Suite 2220
New York, NY 10006 Visit website


As co-founder of Edelman & Edelman, P.C., Martin Edelman devotes his practice to helping victims of negligence who have suffered events such as construction accidents, catastrophic personal injury or wrongful convictions. Serving people in New York City and the surrounding area, Martin is known for his extensive medical knowledge and his ability to uncover compensable injuries in cases where every other lawyer insisted there was no claim.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1974, Mr. Edelman went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1977. He was admitted to practice in New York state in 1978.

Today, Mr. Edelman uses his decades of experience to hold irresponsible parties accountable for the damages they have caused. Whether litigating in the courtroom over a medical malpractice case or talking through negotiations in a product liability dispute, he remains focused on ensuring that clients feel they have a steadfast advocate in their corner. Every decision Mr. Edelman makes centers on how it will help build a stronger case. He brings together expert witnesses and recreates a scene to help illustrate why a defendant is indebted to the injured.

Mr. Edelman is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He holds the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1978, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 25 Brain Injury Lawyers
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $5.0 Million Settlement – Construction Accident / Labor Law
  • 35 Million Settlement - Construction Accident
  • $2.0 Million Verdict – Premises Liability Accident – Workplace Stairway Fall
  • $3.3 Million Settlement - Pedestrian Accident
  • $6.25 Million Settlement  against New York City- Civil Rights / Wrongful Conviction – largest settlement ever versus The City of New York
  • $5.0 Million Settlement- Construction Accident / Labor Law
  • $2.8 Million Settlement- Elevator Repair Worker
  • $2.088 Million Verdict against the City of New York – Pothole Injury
  • $3.35 Million Settlement – Construction Accident / Labor Law
  • $6.275 Million Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $5.7 Million Verdict – Construction Accident – Steamfitter Injured
  • $3.025 Million Settlement – Premises Liability Accident
  • $2.1 Million Settlement – Construction Accident – Ladder Fall
  • $35 Million Settlement - Construction Accident / Labor Law 
  • $22.5 Million Verdict against Pfizer - Polio Victim
  • $5.8 million Settlement-  Construction Accident / Labor Law
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • President of NYSTLA (New York State Trial Lawyers Association)

Office location for Martin Edelman

61 Broadway
Suite 2220
New York, NY 10006

Phone: 212-235-1197


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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