JAY L. EDELSTEIN
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
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
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
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.
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2010)
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (2013)
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University (2004)
J.D., Widener University, Delaware Law School (2010)
Plaintiff's Personal Injury
Bar Associations & Memberships:
Pennsylvania Bar Association
A.J. Thomson is a seasoned trial attorney and has litigated cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With over 50 cases tried to jury verdict in civil and criminal court, A.J. knows the value of a case as well as what it takes to win it. He values client trust, and all of his clients are informed of developments every step of the way. When insurance companies deny their responsibility to the victims of accidents, A.J. fights them with the same passion with which he fought for victims of crime as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. While some attorneys stay out of the courtroom and have their clients settle for less than they deserve, A.J. knows that when a case is properly prepared for trial the result is always the best for his clients. Each client receives personal attention and can contact A.J. on his cell phone to discuss their case.
The first in his family to graduate from college and law school, A.J. grew up in and still lives in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia with his wife and four daughters. He is active in a variety of community groups and has served as President of the Friends of Penn Treaty Park since 2010. He is a past-president of the Fishtown Neighbors Association and coaches youth soccer and track and field. He serves as a trustee for his high school alma mater, Roman Catholic High School, and is active in his raising money to support his daughters’ school in Fishtown. In his free time, he enjoys reading, live music, and spending time down the shore.
Education Duke University, BA 1998 Temple University School of Law, JD 2001
Court Admissions Pennsylvania Supreme Court 2001 New Jersey Bar 2002 United States District Court for the Eastern District of PA 2004 United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 2016
Kimberly Ruch-Alegant has been a litigator for 20 years, representing clients from intake to trial. She is a skilled litigator and negotiator. She serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration Program. She believes in communicating with her clients, and involving them in each step of the litigation process.
Ms. Ruch-Alegant has litigated a wide array of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle and trucking accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, bed bugs, and injuries caused by defective consumer goods.
When not working, Ms. Ruch-Alegant has a variety of interests, including gardening swimming, yoga and meditation.
New Jersey (1999)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
B.S., Drexel University (1993)
J.D., Temple University, Beasley School of Law (1999)
Plaintiff's Personal Injury