Martin W. Edelman

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Martin Edelman began practicing law nearly 40 years ago when he joined his father, Jerome Edelman, to form Edelman & Edelman, P.C. Martin is widely recognized as one of the most tenacious and dedicated litigators in New York. He is known for taking the "impossible" cases and recovering substantial damages when other firms have insisted there was no claim.

Primarily known for his expertise in cases involving traumatic brain injuries, Mr. Edelman has successfully litigated and settled cases involving a wide array of life-altering injuries arising from construction accidents, product liability claims, motor vehicle accidents and birth injuries. He has a reputation for the lengths he is willing to go to in pursuit of victory on behalf of his clients and investing as much time and money as is needed to present a winning case.

Mr. Edelman has been repeatedly recognized by his colleagues for the quality of his work and the commitment he brings to every case he accepts. He served as President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association in 2003-2004 and has received countless other accolades from a variety of legal and civic organizations.

In addition to his work on behalf of his clients, Mr. Edelman has done a great deal of work to revise and streamline laws that threatened people's ability to obtain the justice they deserved. His work in creating uniformity in New York claim procedures and the amount of time victims had to file a personal injury claim against a government-controlled entity is just one example.

Mr. Edelman has been lead counsel on some of the most highly publicized civil trials in New York, including Jonathan Fleming who got $6.25 million from New York City after he was wrongfully convicted of murder and Dominick Tenuto who he helped win $22.5 million in a polio vaccine lawsuit against Pfizer. He is equally adept at protecting your interests in the media as he is at protecting them in the courtroom. When you choose Mr. Edelman to handle your case, you can rest assured that you have an unwavering advocate who will not be deterred in his pursuit of maximum compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(212) 943-1200  Phone
University Attended:
New York University, B.A., cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1988, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York and U.S. Claims Court; 1978, New York; 1978, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Association of The Bar of The City of New York (Member: Tort Litigation Committee, 1988-1991; Judiciary Committee, BBA-Delegate, 1990—); Brooklyn (Member: Judiciary Committee, 1990—; Supreme Court Committee-Civil Matters, Chairman, 1988-1990), New York County (Member, Supreme Court Committee, 1990—) and New York State Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Director, Class of 1993; Member: Executive Committee, 1990-1991; Medical Malpractice Committee, 1988—; Editor, Bill of Particulars, 1990-1991; Delegate, ATLA, 1992; President New York State Trial Lawyers Association 2003-2004; American Trial Lawyers Association (Governor, 1992—).
Birth Information:
Queens, New York, February 28, 1951

Peer Reviews

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