Russell began his legal career in Texas, representing workers and their families throughout the United States who suffered injury or serious illness from exposure to toxic substances and dangerous products in the workplace.
Since relocating to New York, he has continued representing injured and terminally ill plaintiffs, and has worked with the prominent law firms Weitz & Luxenberg and Levy, Phillips, & Konigsberg. Russell was integral to the litigation and trial of Croteau v. Consolidated Edison Company, representing a man suffering from mesothelioma, which resulted in a $47 million jury verdict against two public utilities in New York County in 2003.
He has tried cases in every borough of New York City, as well as Westchester and Nassau Counties, obtaining significant verdicts on behalf of his injured clients. His areas of specialty include products liability, labor law, premises liability, motor vehicle, and general negligence. In 2006, Russell obtained a $2.75 million verdict in Kings County (Brooklyn) on behalf of a construction worker injured as a result of a scaffold collapse at an unsafe worksite.
Admitted to bar:
- New York
- United States District Courts of the Eastern and Southern District of New York
- Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond
- Juris Doctor degree from the SMU School of Law in Dallas, Texas
- New York State Trial Lawyers