Martin W. Edelman



  • Co-Founder


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

  • Personal Injury
  • Labor Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Car Accident
  • Truck Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Animal Bites
  • Premises Liability
  • Dangerous Products
  • Bike Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accident
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Construction Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • Juris Doctor
  • New York University, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 25 Brain Injury Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Celebrating Over60Years Of Service

3 Reasons To Hire Us


We Go All In:With every case we accept, we put all of the firm’s resources behind our pursuit of a positive outcome. We are not afraid to spend whatever amount is necessary to present a winning case on your behalf.

3 Reasons To Hire Us


We Hire The Best Experts:We do our homework and find the experts who are doing the most cutting-edge research on your type of injury. We regularly work with medical experts, scientists, people from academia and others.

3 Reasons To Hire Us


We Know Our Opposition: In our nearly 60 years in business, we have seen all the tactics opposing attorneys uses. We use proven strategies to match them and act swiftly to overcome any attempt to limit your compensation.