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: 267-866-7853
Fax: 215-893-9310
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (10%),
  • General Litigation (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: https://www.edelsteinlaw.com


  • Nominated as a Selectee for Excellence in Practice, only five percent of Attorneys in Pennsylvania are selected to Super Lawyers., Super Lawyers 2013, 2014, 2017 & 2018, Super Lawyers
  • Highest Possible Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability., AV RATED 10 Years, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service for Workers' Compensation , 10 Best Law Firms Workers' Compensation, American Institute of Legal Counsel , 2018
  • Nominated for Personal Injury General Defense Law-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., TOP ATTORNEYS IN PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE
  • 2014-2015 Worldwide Registry Recognition qualified for inclusion in the Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. , WORLDWIDE REGISTRY
  • Recognized for 10 years as A.M. Best Recommended Insurance Attorneys  , A.M. BEST, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Serves as a Judge Pro Tem about 10 times a year for the Dispute Resolution Center of Philadelphia County, since 2002. , 2002

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Serving on The Philadelphia Board of Directors as Counsel for Ashley Treatment Center.
  • Volunteers as a 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.    
  • Served on the Board of Directors for Maryville Treatment Centers and served as Vice-President since 2014.


  • We have achieved Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts for our Clients, in claims involving Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fall down and Bullying cases. Most of the verdicts or settlements are confidential and therefore the specifics cannot be disclosed.  

Representative Clients:

  • Serving on The Philadelphia Board of Directors as Counsel for Ashley Treatment Center.
  • Counsel for Steps to Recovery, LLC since 2015 serving as general counsel., 2015

Educational Background:

  • Widener University School of Law, JD, 1979
  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 1976

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Judge Pro Tem for Philadelphia County
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
Office Location for Jay L. Edelstein

230 S. Broad Street
Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Last Updated: 12/6/2018

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