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Joel Jay Kofsky

Car accident Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

3.4   13 reviews

also known as Philly Injury Lawyer

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    A severe car accident can ruin you financially though medical bills, insurance rates and loss of work. Our attorneys can help you claim financial compensation for your injuries when you were involved in an auto accident that was not your fault.

    33 years

  2. Personal injury
    The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky represent personal injury victims in cases involving car accidents, slip and falls and bus accidents.

    33 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    Premises liability law works under the assumption that people responsible for property have a duty to prevent hazards that can cause injury. We help injured clients claim compensation for injuries that were not their fault.

    33 years

  4. Motorcycle accident
    Motorcycle accidents can be life-altering experiences. Injuries are common, and many riders experience permanent pain and suffering after a crash. Our lawyers will handle your motorcycle accident claim to help ensure maximum compensation.

  5. Workers compensation
    Worker’s compensation pays injury-related medical bills, and covers lost wages when a worker is unable to keep working. To maximise your claim our attorneys will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.

  6. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Federal, state and local laws require care facilities to treat residents with respect and avoid causing harm. If you or a loved believe any of your rights are not respected, contact our attorneys to pursue your case.

  7. Spinal cord injury
    Our Lawyers have seen thousands of spinal cord injuries. Car accidents and slip, trip, and fall injuries are the most frequent cause of spinal cord injuries and many have lasting results. Contact us for legal representation for your case.

  8. Trucking accident
    When a large truck collides with a smaller vehicle, such as a car or motorcycle, it can cause catastrophic personal injuries. Following a truck accident, our legal team is ready to fight for you, and get you the compensation you deserve.

  9. Wrongful death
    Pennsylvania allows for both wrongful death compensation and survivor’s benefits compensation. Survivor’s benefits cover many of the same expenses as a typical personal injury claim: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Joel J. Kofsky has been successfully representing personal injury cases since 1991. He has assisted victims of car accidents, bike accidents, and slip and fall accidents, among many others. He has obtained numerous settlements for his clients over the years, including some in the six figure range.

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and has been admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania and for U.S.. District Courts in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He only works for individuals and has never represented a corporation.

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Philly Injury Lawyer
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd #550
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
Philly Injury Lawyer
5425 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19124
Philly Injury Lawyer
5700 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19141
Philly Injury Lawyer
6921 Frankford Avenue
Suite E
Philadelphia, PA, 19135
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3.4 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Special Touch
Many thanks to the professionalism as well as the special touch extended to me. I appreciated the guidance given to me by Glenn Valdes and associates especially since this was a new journey for me. Compliments for a job well done and well-orchestrated to my benefit. I surely will share your name and wonderfully rendered service to others in need of the best.
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Posted by Kim | January 19, 2015
An Outstanding Law Firm to do Business With
Joel and his staff were amazing to deal with in the case of our car accident. Mr. Sawyer, the paralegal, was informative, available for questions and updated us on our case in a timely manner. We've had to deal with person injury lawyers in the past, but won't have to look any further if one is needed in the future. If you need a lawyer call Joel Kofsky, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Quinetta | February 26, 2014
such a great help
Mr joel Kofsky is such a great lawyer i really enjoyed work with him... he handle my case in such a timely manner... Joel answer responded back to all my calls as soon as he received them Thanks Mr. Joel Kofsky you where such i big help.
Posted by Trevis | June 17, 2013
From the moment I set foot in Mr.Kofsky's law office I knew I was in the right place staff greeted me made feel at home they wer professional and knowledgeable of the law. Mr.Kofsky is very pleasant to work with keeps me informed of any changes in my case and unlike most attorney's he calls back when u leave a message. I recommend him to all my family and friends and I recommend him to all who ask the question"Is It A Case".
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Posted by Aaron | January 20, 2011
Best-in-Class Lawyer
During my driving career, I have hired more than a few law firms to represent me in Philadelphia traffic court; in that regard, this review comes with a good deal of perspective. When I first engaged Mr. Kofsky, I was immediately impressed by the level of service his firm provided. His team was extremely easy to work with, responsive to my questions, knowledgeable, and always willing to help. Although I had a very difficult case, I knew that I had a distinct advantage because of Joel's experience and expertise; he knows the people, processes, and strategies necessary to help turn the tables in anyone's favor. I am entirely impressed by Mr. Kofsky and his firm - he is best-in-class at a competitive price... a very rare combination. Should I ever need representation again, I won't have to think twice about who to choose. Joel Kofsky comes with my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Marv | December 22, 2010
Marv's Roofing
Joel was extremely knowledgable and professional. Everything he said he would do, he did! I was informed during the entire process and felt like I was important to him and his business. I was very satisfied with the results of my case. He is the only lawyer I will use from now on! Thanks Joel!
Posted by Josh | November 14, 2010
Mr. Kofsky took great care of me & my family.
I could not have been happier with how Mr. Kofsky took care of my case. If you are looking for some who'll look out for your best interests and take great care you won't find any better.
Posted by Eli | June 9, 2013
Trusted lawyer in time of need.
Mr Kofsky was great in taking care of my auto accident case. He was very responsive in meeting me to get the process started very quickly and was attentive in all matters that were needed. I thank him very much for all of his fiems help.
Posted by Lauren | July 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They stole my money
They gave me a fraudulent check and now my second case had disappeared and no money to come my case was 2018 they same a couple of my family members also. They never paid my parties form my 1st case and now I’m being billed 3 years later. I have proof and will be going to the news
Posted by Shanda | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Please do not go to this law office. They are not concerned with their clients. They do not call you to give you updates about your case. My case was in November of 2018. Truthfully, I think they took my money. The money they claim they received, I have yet to received documentation from that insurance company with the settlement amount. I am still waiting. Please listen to me and do not call this lawyer for anything. I am saving you the trouble and you will thank me later.
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Posted by Sana | March 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
sleezy law lawfirm
I got bit by a dog, which cause me to spend nearly a month in the hospital. when I sign up with his office, they did not begin to work on my case until a year in. it was never the same person who called me, and they either knew nothing about my case or me, often getting my name wrong. when I would call to check on the status the answering service would have someone call back. then they would call from a private number and say me everything is fine. I don't answer private numbers so I got a voicemail informing me they have decided to drop my case, because I would not respond when I regularly checked in. After this, I called them over the next 2 weeks requesting to talk to Mr. Joel Kofsky and neither he nor anyone called back. So if you are planning to sign up with him, understand that not once from beginning to end will you and him ever speak. Also that his staff is poorly trained and cannot give you accurate information about the status of your case. Simply put you do not matter.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay Away
Worst attorney and law firm. Never meets you, calls you or calls you back. Never goes to court as I asked his office and was told by the receptionist. His paralegals give advice over the phone and they control the entire case. The guy that signed me up just rushed me for my signature and told me he can only give me a little advice and that’s all he gets paid for.
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Posted by Paul messina | August 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely worthless. Never seen such a terrible lawyer
Absolutely worthless. Never seen such a terrible lawyer. Gave him my case over a year ago and he did absolutely nothing but lie to me and bullshit me telling me everything's going great and that he's going to get me the most amount of money yet he did not even contact my insurance company... he absolutely lied. Him and his partner Mark another absolutely worthless lawyer did absolutely nothing for my case. They call themselves lawyers? I don't know what bubblegum machine they got their legal law certification from because they together are a joke!!! do not waste your time effort and energy on either of these lawyers or anyone from that law firm. You will be very upset. He didn't even have the decency to call me not even one single time in over a full year yet he sends a letter telling me he can't help me anymore well that letter is a year too late. do you see the picture I'm painting about this incapable so called lawyer and his bubblegum worthless firm. God did I ever make a mistake putting my trust in these idiots. Don't waste your money call a real lawyer who will get the real job done and not lie to you over and over and over telling you everything is going great meanwhile they didn't even put the pen to a piece of paper. I am beyond upset that these idiots I am definitely filing a complaint with the Pennsylvania Bar Association as soon as I possibly can so that I can help another innocent person from having to waste their time and effort energy on these idiots. I've never seen anybody drop the ball like this in my life. Karma ... KARMA Will set you right joel... WORTHLESS LAW FIRM.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices Of Joel J. Kofsky
  • 1991 - Present
  • Tax Associate
  • Ernst & Young
  • 1989 - 1990


  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • George Washington University
  • MBA
  • 1989
  • George Washington University
  • BBA
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Premises Liability Case
  • $537,000
  • Auto Accident
  • $325,000
  • Burn Injuries
  • $425,000
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  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association‎
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Conributer 2013
  • Avvo
  • 2013


Speaking Engagements

  • Coldwell Banker
  • 1031 Exchanges For Realtors
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (33)
Endorse Joel
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"He gets results. Joel works harder than any other lawyer I know. He knows what he can get for his clients and he doesn't waste time doing it."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"From the first call through settlement Joel works tirelessly to get the maximum recovery for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Kofsky I would highly endorse. Although we were on opposite sides of the case, he was a professional and a gentleman."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kofsky is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kofsky's knowledge of the law is highly impressive. He is a great asset to the AVVO community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kofsky is a fine lawyer with extensive experience in trial law and with wide knowledge about the local area and legal environment. He is responsive to his clients and their needs are his preeminent concern."
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is a respected member of the Philadelphia Legal community. He is both knowledgeable and professional and obtains exeptional results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel Kofsky is a terrific lawyer. He knows the law very well and gets maximum results for his clients. If we have a case where there is a conflict, or for some reason we can't take the case, we refer the case to Joel and his team with no hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A practical advocate, who knows how to resolve even the most complex issues."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kofsky has an exceptional reputation and is a credit to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer. Anyone needing assistance with a Personal Injury or Accident legal matter would be well served to contact him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on Mr. Kofsky's contributions here on Avvo, there is no doubt in my mind that he gives 110% in the representation of his clients. As a result, I would be glad to refer a client to him for help on a legal matter."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Mr. Kofsky through his activity on Avvo. Mr. Kofsky is highly knowledgeable, always willing to answer questions, and I always learn something from his responses. I would not hesitate to recommend clients to him."
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