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 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jay L. Edelstein Law is a law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded by attorney Jay L. Edelstein. Mr. Edelstein concentrates his practice on personal injury law, serving clients throughout the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, and throughout Central and southern New Jersey. He has more than 35 years of experience representing individuals and families who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence.

    Mr. Edelstein handles matters involving motor vehicle accidents, school bullying, sexual abuse, slip and fall, and other catastrophes. He holds an active law license in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Edelstein has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. In recognition of his accomplishments in the field of personal injury litigation, the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell has given him their highest rating of AV Preeminent*. Only 5 percent of attorneys have this distinction worldwide.

    An active member of the legal community, Mr. Edelstein belongs to the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He provides legal counsel to Steps to Recovery and sits on the Philadelphia board of directors for the Ashley Addiction Treatment.

    Mr. Edelstein earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and education from Washington & Jefferson College. He received his law degree from Widener University Delaware Law School and became a licensed attorney in 1979.

    *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
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Litigation, Small Claims


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2017 - 2021

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    About Jay Edelstein

    Admitted: 1979, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://edelsteinlaw.com/attorneys/


    • 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 & 2019, 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:

    • Pennsylvania, 1979
    • United States District Court of Appeals Third Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • New Jersey, 1991
    • 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:

    • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., Major: Political Science and Education, 1976

    Industry Groups

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

    230 S. Broad Street
    Suite 900
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Phone: 267-866-7853

    Fax: 215-893-9310

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    Last Updated: 2/23/2021

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