Jay Edelson is the Founder and CEO of Edelson PC and host of the Non-Compliant podcast. He is considered one of the nation’s leading plaintiff’s lawyers, with his firm having secured over $3 billion in settlements and verdicts for his clients while serving as lead counsel (and over $20b in total). Law360 described Jay as a “Titan of the Plaintiff’s Bar.” Jay has been recognized as one of “America’s top trial lawyers” in the mass action arena. LawDragon named him one of the top Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in the Country. He is also widely regarded as the top consumer privacy attorney in America, with he and his firm holding records for the largest trial verdict in a consumer privacy case ($925m), the largest consumer privacy settlement ($650m) and the largest TCPA settlement ($76m).
Jay has been appointed to represent state and local regulators on some of the largest issues of the day, ranging from opioids suits against pharmaceutical companies, to environmental actions against polluters, to breaches of trust against energy companies and for-profit hospitals, to privacy suits against Google, Facebook, Uber, Marriott, and Equifax.
His firm’s mass tort cases, ranging from wildfire litigation, to toxic torts, to plane crashes have led to settlements totally over $15 billion.
Jay received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996. He is the host of the popular Non-Compliant podcast.