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Christopher E. Russell

Christopher E. Russell

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Animal & Dog Bites

About Me

I have handled over 5,000 personal injury claims with a 95% success rate over the last 28 years.  We are large enough to have the resources to fight billion dollar insurance companies but small enough to give clients the personal attention they would not get with the Television advertisers who handle claims as if they are herding cattle, never allowing the client to speak to a live attorney. Please go to our website at to view real client testimonials as to the level of service and results we consistently obtain on behalf of of our clients.


Languages Spoken: French, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Car Accidents: 49%
    32 years
  2. Personal Injury: 19%
    32 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 9%
    32 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 9%
    32 years
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Brandon Joseph Simon

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brandon Simon Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Russell & Lazarus, APC

1401 Dove Street #310
Newport Beach, CA, 92660



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
OC Top 10 Personal Injury LawyerOC Register Metro Magazine2014
OC Top 10 Personal Injury LawyerOC Register Metro Magazine2013
Procurred multi million dollar settlementsMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerRussell & Lazarus, APC1984 - Present
Principal AttorneySatin & Russell1984 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Better Business BureauAssociate Member2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member1998 - Present
American Trial Lawyers Association chapterAssociate Member1992 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaAssociate Member1992 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesAssociate Member1990 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hawkins vs. City of Anaheim7.2 million dollars
$300,000 - Motocycle driver was cut off by a driver on the freeway$300,000
$650,000 - Woman was hit while crossing in a crosswalk$650,000

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
California State University, Long BeachPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bad Faith Insurance PracticesProposition 1032012
Know your rightsHad to handle your insurance claim2008
Career DayWhat it takes to become a lawyer2004