Jennifer L. Russell is a partner and trial attorney with the firm. She has successfully tried many cases with significant exposure. Her practice area is defending personal injury cases involving automobile and common carrier liability, premises liability and general liability. Ms Russell has handled hundreds of cases to successful conclusion through mediations, arbitrations and trials. She recently obtained a defense verdict in a very contentious wrongful death case in which plaintiff demanded 100 million dollars.
In 2015 she was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the majority of her trials have ended in defense verdicts in which our clients were awarded costs. Ms. Russell was also nominated and selected as a Fellow to The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), an honorary society composed of less than one percent of American Lawyers. In addition to complex cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, she has extensive experience in handling suspect claims. She has worked closely with specialized organizations and spoken at seminars regarding the defense of suspect claims to other attorneys and claims personnel.
Prior legal experience includes working at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Russell’s professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Association of Southern California Defense Council (ASCDC). While in law school Ms. Russell served as a law review editor and received several American Jurisprudence Awards and a CALI Excellence for the Future Award.
- California, 2002; United States District Court
- Graduate of Whittier Law School, 2001
- Undergraduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara