Jay L. Edelstein

Jay L. Edelstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Edelstein Law, LLP
 | 230 S. Broad Street, Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-893-9311
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (10%)
Attorney Profile

I am a third generation attorney in practice for 39 years.  The law is in my blood.  My father and grandfather taught me integrity.  

As my father did for years, I follow in his footsteps and volunteer and participate in the Philadelphia Judge Pro Temp Program.

I am passionate about my business, however, it is not just a job.  My firm is a small firm with a small firm mentality.  From the smallest to the largest cases whether handled directly by myself or one of my associates, I oversee each case.  I have litigated over 200 trials. 

My firm has been AV rated for 10 plus years which is the highest rating with the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Martindale-Hubbell. We have received numerous honors and awards from various organizations and peers.  We continue to provide the best possible service that can be offered to our client base.

I was born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I attended Washington & Jefferson College where I received a B.A. in 1976. I went onto Widener University School of Law (formerly Delaware Law School), receiving a J.D. in 1979.

I am Edelstein Law's firm founder and 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.   I was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1979 and the New Jersey Bar in 1991.

With more than 40 years of experience, I have successfully represented clients in settlements and verdicts in excess of ten million dollars. I have 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, I am AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. This AV rating is only given to 5% of attorneys WORLDWIDE. 

I am a member of The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; New Jersey; 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.  

I serve as a member of The Philadelphia Board of Directors at Ashley Treatment Center.

I am also Philadelphia counsel for Steps to Recovery, LLC. and I am very active in the drug and alcohol community.  I am always there to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

I have been happily married for 31 years.  My wife and I have three beautiful children and two lovely grandsons. I enjoy relaxing in the sun and taking long walks with my dog, Sammi.

I am a lifelong avid Flyers fan and love all Philadelphia sports teams. My ultimate wish would be to see the Flyers win the Stanley Cup. I challenge anyone, any day to any sports trivia.



About Jay Edelstein

Admitted: 1979, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: www.wefightforvictims.com


  • Recognized for 10 years as A.M. Best Recommended Insurance Attorneys  , A.M. BEST, 2016
  • 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018 Recognized for excellence by peers in the legal community.  These exceptional lawyers have impressive records of professional achievement and ethical standards., PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE, TOP ATTORNEYS IN PENNSYLVANIA
  • 2014-2015 Worldwide Registry Recognition qualified for inclusion in the Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. , WORLDWIDE REGISTRY
  • Highest Possible Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability., AV RATED 10 Years, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • I serve as a Judge Pro Tem about 10 times a year for the Dispute Resolution Center of Philadelphia County.  
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association New Jersey Bar Association Philadelphia Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served on the Board of Directors for Maryville Treatment Centers and served as Vice-President since 2014.
  • I am a volunteer Judge for DECA Conference. Each January the members of South Jersey Marketing Education and Business Programs participate in a Regional DECA conference.  DECA provides an opportunity for students to compete in many marketing fields.    


  • Majority of the cases that I have been involved in from a settlement standpoint are governed by confidentiality agreements because of the value.  I represented a minor who was sexually assaulted.  Case settled in 2012 in excess of $1,000,000.00.   In 2000 represented Plaintiff in a personal injury case which went to verdict.  Plaintiff was awarded in excess of $400,000.00.    

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Educational Background:

  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 1976

Industry Groups

  • DRI
Office Location for Jay L. Edelstein

230 S. Broad Street
Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102


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Last Updated: 10/23/2018

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