Russell S. Kohn was born in Chicago, Illinois on September
2, 1959. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona from
which he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 1981 and his
Juris Doctor Degree in 1984. He was admitted to practice law in Arizona
in 1984 and in California in 1985.
He has limited his practice to representing injured victims in
personal injury matters since 1987. Mr. Kohn is a lawyer for people,
and does not represent businesses, corporations or insurance companies.
He enjoys the personal and professional satisfactions that comes from
helping injured people obtain full and fair compensation. He is a
lawyer who empathizes with this clients, and takes the time to
understand the unique effects of the injuries to the specific lifestyle
of each client.
As an attorney for people, Mr. Kohn is attentive and responsive to
his clients. Each client's case is personally handled by him, rather
than by paralegals or office staff. He believes that a successful
resolution of a case is only achieved if the client is satisfied with
the result. He also believes that a satisfied client is one who is fully
informed about the applicable law, facts, and available options. For
this reason, Mr. Kohn keeps each client fully informed, and is always
accessible to his clients by phone and office visits. He is trustworthy,
experienced, and aggressive for his clients.
Memberships: State Bar of California; State Bar of Arizona;
Consumer Attorneys of California; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; San
Diego County Bar Association; Director 2006-2008, Bar Association of
Northern San Diego County (President-Elect 2004; Member, Board of
Directors 2001-2003; Chair, Personal Injury Section 1996-1998);
Arbitrator, San Diego County Superior Court.
The experience and integrity he brings to each case has earned Mr.
Kohn extensive recognition among his peers, including the distinction of
being among the top 5 percent of attorneys endorsed by Super Lawyers in
2008 due to outstanding achievement. He was also elected by his peers
as President of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County for
2004, and was thereafter elected to a three-year term as a director
of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2005.
Licensed since 1985
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Attorney Owner||Kohn Law Office||1994 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Director||2006 - 2008|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||President||2004 - 2004|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Director||2001 - 2003|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Chairman||1996 - 1998|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||Member||N/A|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|North County Lawyer Magazine||Justice For The Fallen - Sidestepping The Trivial Defect Rule||2009|
|The Advocate, journal of the Consumer Attorney Associations of Southern California||"Damages: Obtaining Prejudgment Interest on Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case”||2009|
|North County Lawyer||Many articles on personal injury for North County Bar Association (NCBA)||2004|
|Trial Bar News, publication of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (formerly San Diego Trial Lawyers)||“Proposition 51 Does Not Affect Vicarious Liability”||1993|
|University of Arizona||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Arizona||Accounting||N/A||1981|
|North County Bar Association Personal Injury Section||Recovery of Attorney Fees on Personal Injury Cases||2012|
|NBI Personal Injury Seminar||How to Win a Soft Tissue Injury Trial||2003|