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Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Jay L. Edelstein was born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He attended Washington & Jefferson College where he received his B.A. in 1976. He went onto Widener University School of Law (formerly Delaware Law School), receiving his J.D. in 1979.

Mr. Edelstein is the firm’s founder and is 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.   He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1979 and the New Jersey Bar in 1991.

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

He is a member of The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is also admitted to practice in 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.  

Mr. Edelstein serves as a member of The Philadelphia Board of Directors at Ashley Treatment Center. Jay also serves as Philadelphia counsel for Steps to Recovery, LLC. He is very active in the drug and alcohol community and is always there to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

Jay has been happily married for 31 years with three beautiful children and two lovely grandsons. He enjoys relaxing in the sun and taking long walks with his dog, Sammi. He is a lifelong avid Flyers fan and loves all Philadelphia sports teams. His ultimate wish would be to see the Flyers win the Stanley Cup. He would challenge anyone, any day to any sports trivia.

Phone # (215) 893-9311, (856) 809-3150
JEdelstein@Edelsteinlaw.com

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

Education:
B.A. in Political Science and Education (1976)
J.D., Widener University, Delaware Law School (2007)

Bar Associations and Memberships:
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association


CHRISTOPHER LEEDS

Christopher N. Leeds is a firm believer in honest, aggressive and loyal legal representation. As a proud-second generation attorney, Mr. Leeds was reared in the strictest, most attentive and results-oriented school of legal advocacy. As a proud member of the United States Army, Mr. Leeds also understands and embodies the spirit of discipline, passion and commitment required for each and every one of his clients. 

Mr. Leeds has litigated a wide array of personal injury matters, ranging from motor vehicle and premises liability accidents to more catastrophic injury claims, including medical malpractice and toxic tort claims. Irrespective of the claim before him, Mr. Leeds remains at the ready, armed with the focus and detail-oriented approach which each one of his client expects and deserves.

Unlike other Plaintiffs’ attorneys, Mr. Leeds will not shy away from taking a case to trial or arbitration. Mr. Leeds also negotiates aggressively with his adversary, to ensure that his clients are compensated fairly and adequately for their injuries. Indeed, Mr. Leeds will stop at nothing to ensure that his clients are satisfied. 

Mr. Leeds’ commitment to personal service for his clients makes the client experience at Edelstein Law, LLP significantly different from that of other personal injury law firms. As such, the choice to retain Mr. Leeds for your personal injury case will be a simple and rewarding one, for you and your case. 


Licenses
New Jersey (2013) 
Pennsylvania (2015) 

Education
Cabrini College-B.A. in English and Communication (2006) 
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2013) 

Practice Areas
Plaintiff's Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
Contract Law
Workers' Compensation


Bar Associations & Memberships
New Jersey State Bar Association
Pennsylvania State Bar Association
New Jersey Military Veterans Legal Assistance Program

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JAMES WALSH

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James J. Walsh is an aggressive litigator.  As a Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Walsh is not intimidated by large corporations and proudly seeks justice for his clients, regardless of the obstacles.  As an attorney with several years’ experience defending large corporations in personal injury lawsuits, Mr. Walsh knows how to value a case, negotiate aggressively on behalf of his clients, and is willing to take a case to arbitration or trial, if necessary. He believes in frequent and candid communications with his clients, and he prosecutes each of his cases with the discipline necessary to obtain the best possible result for his clients.

Mr. Walsh has litigated a wide array of catastrophic personal injury matters, including motor vehicle and trucking accidents, slip and falls, assault, false imprisonment, sexual abuse, and injuries caused by defective consumer goods. He has also handled a myriad of contract and fraud claims involving dishonest contractors and service providers.  Irrespective of the claim before him, Mr. Walsh remains committed to seeking the justice that his clients expect and deserve.

Licenses:
Pennsylvania (2010) 
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2010)
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (2013)

Education: 
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University (2004) 
J.D., Widener University, Delaware Law School (2010) 

Practice Areas: 
Plaintiff's Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
Contract Law

Bar Associations & Memberships: 
Pennsylvania Bar Association