Skip to main content
Christopher E. Russell
Avvo
Pro

Christopher E. Russell

Practice areas:

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

About Me

I have handled over 6,000 personal injury claims with a 95% success rate over the last 32 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 russellandlazarus.com to view real client testimonials as to the level of service and results we consistently obtain on behalf of of our clients.

More 

Languages Spoken: French, Spanish

Photos and Videos

254477 1342576589

254477 1351126063

254477 1363638686

254477 1363638777

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    32 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    32 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 15%
    32 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    32 years
  5. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-42%)

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Brandon Joseph Simon

    I endorse this lawyer.

    More 

    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.

    More 

    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Russell & Lazarus, APC

1401 Dove Street #310
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198405/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
OC Top 10 Personal Injury LawyerOC Register Metro Magazine2014
10/10AVVO2014
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

Associations

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 Anaheim$7,200,000
Evans vs. Regan$16,162,429
Please go to russellandlazarus.com for all other results.$0

See all Legal Cases 

Education

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