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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
, and was thereafter elected to a three-year term as a director
of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2005.

Other Pertinent


  • Happily
    married for 25 years

  • Twin
    boys who attend Sacramento
    State University

  • Full
    fledged sports fanatic enjoying golf, tennis, softball, racquetball, and


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Slip and Fall: 10%
  4. Defective Products: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Nichole R Dominguez

    Russell Kohn's years of experience and professionalism make him a leader in the legal community. In addition to his own successful practice, he serves as an attorney mentor through the North County Bar Association. Simply put, he is the attorney that other attorneys turn to for advice and guidance (myself included). Russell is intelligence, hard-working, and ethical which is why I give him my highest endorsement.


    Nichole Dominguez Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M. DeProspo

    Mr.Kohn is a highly skilled lawyer well respected within the legal community. I had the chance to work with him on a case. He is hardworking and dedicated to his clients. I strongly endorse him.


    John DeProspo Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Kohn Law Office

2170 S. El Camino Real Suite 201
Oceanside, CA, 92054-6203


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top Lawyers of San DiegoSan Diego Magazine2015
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney OwnerKohn Law Office1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationDirector2006 - 2008
San Diego North County Bar AssociationPresident2004 - 2004
San Diego North County Bar AssociationDirector2001 - 2003
San Diego North County Bar AssociationChairman1996 - 1998
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMemberN/A
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Collision requiring neck surgery$1 Million
Trip and Fall with Fractured Collarbone$311,900 Verdict
Dog Bite of 5 Year Old Girl$100,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
North County Lawyer MagazineInjuries to Children in California2013
North County Lawyer MagazineCalifornia Dog Bite Law2012
North County Lawyer MagazineJustice For The Fallen - Sidestepping The Trivial Defect Rule2009
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 LawyerMany 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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Arizona College of LawAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Injury Section Meeting“An Introduction and Roundtable Regarding Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Arbitration”2014
North County Bar Association Personal Injury SectionRecovery of Attorney Fees on Personal Injury Cases2012
Personal Injury Section“Statutory Attorney Fees in Personal Injury Cases”2010
NBI Personal Injury SeminarHow to Win a Soft Tissue Injury Trial2003