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1934 - 2013

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Edward L. Edelstein

Office:   Philadelphia, PA
Position:   Partner

Our partner, Edward L. Edelstein, Esq., passed away on December 27, 2010.  Ed was a great source of colorful stories regarding his many years in practice, his fondness (some would say obsession) for Mickey Mouse, and his gentle demeanor. We were privileged to have the opportunity to spend so much time with Ed.


Edward Edelstein had extensive experience in the handling of major defense litigation involving multiple plaintiffs. In the field of Environmental Law and Toxic Tort Litigation, he directed and participated in litigation arising out of pollution from toxic waste sites and landfills, Vinyl Chloride/Polyvinylchloride cancer litigation, and claims arising out of the use of Urea Foam Formaldehyde Insulation in the construction of homes. He was also involved nationally as lead counsel in litigation arising out of the use of pesticides.


Mr. Edelstein received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1955.

Professional Memberships and Activities:

Mr. Edelstein was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and held membership in the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute, the Pennsylvania Research Institute, and the Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Claims Association. He lectured extensively on Environmental Litigation and Workers' Compensation and authored various papers on medical/legal subjects. Mr. Edelstein was a past president of the Temple American Inn of Court and was a member of the National Inn Development Committee of the American Inns of Court Foundation. Mr. Edelstein sat as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, and was very active as an independent mediator.