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Jay Edelson - Chicago, IL

350 N. LaSalle14th FloorSuite 1400 Chicago, IL 60654

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Updated: 03/14/2013

Chicago Consumer Class Actions Lawyer


JAY EDELSON is the founder and managing partner of Edelson LLC He has been recognized as a leader in class actions, technology law, corporate compliance issues and consumer advocacy by his peers, the media, state and federal legislators, academia and courts throughout the country.

Jay has been appointed lead counsel in numerous state, federal, and international class actions, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients...

About Jay Edelson

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Media Law
  • Labor Law
  • Legal and Political Consulting
  • Technology Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1996
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Brandeis
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1994
    Honors: cum laude


Other Sources of Feedback About Jay Edelson

Included on the 2023 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jay Edelson on Super Lawyers


  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Benchmark Plaintiff top class action lawyer, 2012
  • Named one of the top 40 Illinois Attorneys under 40 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's, 2009
  • American Bar Association’s "24 hours of Legal Rebels" program
  • Presented with the Annual Humanitarian Award for his 'personal integrity, professional achievements, and charitable contributions' by the Hope Presbyterian Church


Office Information


350 N. LaSalle14th FloorSuite 1400 Chicago, IL 60654


  • 312-589-6378



  • "The YouTube Generation: Implications for Medical Professionalism," Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 517-524 (Contributor), 2008
  • "Trust Young Lawyers and They Won’t Let You Down," ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels – Remaking the Profession, Oct. 15, 2009
  • "Nine Mistakes Companies Make In Defending Themselves Against Consumer Class Action Lawsuits," Law360, Jan., 2011
  • Preventing Your Daily Deals From Becoming Permanent Targets, Daily Deal Media, Daily Deal Industry Report, 2012

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