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With offices in Long Island, Bronx and Brooklyn, Edelman, Krasin & Jaye has a combined staff of over fifty attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and clerks working together to help individuals obtain compensation for their injuries. We share some common traits: We are tenacious. We are results oriented. We are courteous. We are well-trained in the practice of personal injury and medical malpractice law. We are dedicated to securing the fullest protection of the law for those who have suffered in acts of negligence. And we have helped to change the landscape of personal injury and medical malpractice law. Call us today for a free consultation to find out if we can help. There is never a charge unless we win your case.

Paul B. Edelman

Senior Partner
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Over the past two decades, Mr. Edelman has developed a distinguished reputation in the area of complex litigation, with a strong emphasis in personal injury, tort and defense litigation, labor law, medical malpractice, real estate and commercial litigation. Mr. Edelman graduated from the American University School of Law in 1981 and is admitted in New York State, the Federal Districts Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well a Washington D.C. Mr. Edelman was in-house counsel for General Accident Insurance Company, Great American Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company before entering private practice with the firm of Stangler, Edelman & Binder where he was a partner from 1985 to 1999, prior to forming the firm of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye.
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Lawrence P. Krasin

Senior Partner
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A graduate of St. Johns University School of Law, Mr. Krasin is an established attorney in the metropolitan area.  He is well known for his legal expertise in the areas of personal injury, litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse as well as business and corporate representation. Additionally, Mr. Krasin has experience in the area of property management, rentals, and maintenance.  Mr. Krasin began his legal career at the New York State Supreme Court, Queens County, where he clerked for Justice William D. Freidman. He subsequently served as an associate at the firm of Stangler, Edelman, & Binder and went on to form the firm of Edelman, Krasin and Jaye. Mr. Krasin was a board member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and served on the board of Walk the Walk, an organization dedicated to the fight against elder abuse.  He devotes time to numerous other charitable organizations as well.  
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William T. Jaye

Senior Partner
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Mr. Jaye brings nearly 30 years of legal experience to the firm. He is a skilled litigator, proficient in both civil trials and criminal defense. Mr. Jaye also possesses expertise in the areas of real estate transactions, including condos and co-ops, foreclosures, construction litigation, negotiating commercial leases and handling complex commercial real estate closings. Mr. Jaye is a partner at the firm and brings a diversified background. He was counsel for Chubb Insurance Company where he handled defense litigation and insurance coverage issues. Thereafter he worked for two major firms specializing in criminal defense, personal injury litigation, medical malpractice and commercial litigation. Mr. Jaye also has the distinction of working as Village Prosecutor for the Incorporated Villages of Malverne and Manorhaven.  Additionally, he serves as house counsel for the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), where he advises contractors on consumer affairs violations, contracts and commercial litigation. Mr. Jaye graduated St. Johns University School of Law in 1979 and is admitted in New York State and the Federal Districts Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
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Sal A. Spano

Senior Trial Counsel
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Mr. Spano is Senior Trial Counsel at the firm. He is one of the firm’s most skilled and experienced trial attorneys, proficient in all aspects of litigation. Mr. Spano handles the firm’s complex personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, as well as criminal defense trials. He attended St. John’s University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1989. Mr. Spano started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s office from 1989 through 1998, where he excelled as an aggressive prosecutor and trial attorney. Since then Mr. Spano easily transferred his trial skills into the civil practice arena where he successfully represents hundreds of victims injured through negligence or medical malpractice. Mr. Spano is an active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Nassau County and Queens County Bar Associations, and the Columbian Lawyers (Italian-American) Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts.  
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Allen J. Rosner

Trial Counsel
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Mr. Rosner graduated cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law in May 2011. He was actively involved in the law school community, most notably as the Editor-in-Chief of the New York Litigator Law Journal. Mr. Rosner is one of the firm’s trial attorneys and handles all phases of litigation. As a litigator, Mr. Rosner prides himself on putting a personal touch on personal injury representation. He maintains a constant stream of communication with clients and represents each one with an incomparable dedication to their individual needs. Whether settling a case through mediation or litigating a case through trial, Mr. Rosner strives to achieve maximum compensation for all of his clients. The focus of his work is tort litigation, including medical malpractice, automobile, premises, lead poisoning and other general negligence cases. Mr. Rosner also has a business background, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with an Accounting degree, which fosters his unique knowledge and understanding of commercial litigation. He is well versed in commercial matters and has extensive experience representing clients regarding breach of contract matters. An active member of the legal community, Mr. Rosner has participated in the Cardozo Law School Mentoring Program, and served on the Executive Board of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar as a liaison to the Young Lawyers Section. Mr. Rosner is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and New York State Bar Association. He is currently President of the Business Networking International Apollo Chapter. For three consecutive years (2015-2017), Mr. Rosner made Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for attorneys age 40 or younger.  In 2017, he was selected to join the esteemed group National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for the state of New York.  
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Jonathan P. Shahabian

Trial Counsel
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Mr. Shahabian was first introduced to the firm in 2002 as a summer intern. He is an alumnus of Hofstra Law School where he focused on pre-trial litigation and advanced trial advocacy. While attending Hofstra, Mr. Shahabian also competed in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy competition, finishing in the semi-finals. Upon graduating from Hofstra Law School, cum laude, Mr. Shahabian was hired as an associate for the firm. Mr. Shahabian’s practice focuses primarily on personal injury litigation and real estate law. He prides himself on his dedication, commitment and sensitivity to his clients. He has established a superior reputation for always putting his client’s interests first. Mr. Shahabian considers it a privilege to be able to meet his client’s needs with the results they deserve. Mr. Shahabian is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is currently the Educational Coordinator of the Business Networking International Rego Park Chapter.    
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Kara Rosen

Trial Counsel
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Ms. Rosen graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2010. She has been practicing in the area of personal injury her entire career. She handles all aspects of cases from inception to resolution. Her practice areas include motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice and general negligence. Ms. Rosen has an unwavering dedication to obtaining maximum results for all of her clients. She is active in the legal community and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Rosen is admitted in New York and New Jersey.
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Harold J. Stangler

Senior Counsel
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A graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Stangler has been practicing law for over fifty years. The Nassau County Bar Association recently honored Mr. Stangler for Life Time Achievement in the practice of law. His first partnership was formed over thirty years ago, and he is now senior counsel to Edelman, Krasin & Jaye.  His vast experience encompasses a wide variety of legal matters, primarily focusing in the area of both residential and commercial real estate. His areas of expertise include commercial real estate; leases and closings; foreclosures; commercial landlord and tenant; trust and estates; and tax certiorari.  His knowledge of corporate law has made him an expert in handling complex, large corporation closings.  Mr. Stangler manages the property holdings for numerous clients. Mr. Stangler is an active member of his community and has served as the president for the East Coast division of B’nai B’rith. Mr. Stangler is the father of three daughters.  He and his wife reside on Long Island.  
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