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Posted by Greg, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
I have known Chris Russell for the last 15 years. He has represented me twice. On the first occasion, I was a victim of a fraudulent collection agency. Chris immediately got the threatening phone calls to stop, and filed a formal report with the Better Business Bureau. Recently, Chris represented me in court for a traffic ticket. Chris successfully got the ticket removed and provided good follow-up throughout the process. Over the years, Chis has also provided invaluable knowledge about auto insurance to make sure that we have the right coverage. Chris has tremendous experience dealing with insurance companies and knows the most best amounts of insurance to carry. Without the help of Chris, I kwould be quite under-insured, not knowing I was at risk.
Overall, Chris and his legal team were professional and provided good communcation, so that I knew my cases were being handled carefully. Chris knows how to deal with insurance companies and how to navigate through the difficult California legal system. I highly recommend Russell & Lazarus for personal legal issues and personal injury cases.
Posted by Alex Madriaga D.V.M., Flag
Mr. Russell handled my difficult claim. He and Mr. Lazarus had more faith in the claim than I did. They worked hard and smart to obtain a very satisfactory outcome. As a veterinarian of over 40 plus years, I was not familiar with the personal injury claims process. I very much appreciated the professional way that he handled the claim but more importantly the way they treated me. I know I was a handful at times wanting the process to end. I can see now why many people just give up because the insurance companies don't want to give up their money easily with most attorneys wilting under the pressure. I am glad that they helped me to stay the course as it was the best thing for me and I could not be happier with the outcome.
Posted by Erik, Flag
“I was very happy with the way Russell & Lazarus represented me, especially the attorney who was handling the claim at the end, Sher Beard, who would not take no for an answer. My phone calls were always returned promptly by Mr. Russell and his staff and when the other insurance company made a low ball offer, there was no hesitation on behalf of my attorneys to aggressively pursue the claim by filing a lawsuit. Once the lawsuit was filed and the defendant’s deposition was taken, an ultimatum was conveyed by Russell & Lazarus that if the policy limits were not offered on my claim, the case would go to trial. The ultimatum worked and soon thereafter they settled the claim for the six figures that had been requested. Not only did Russell & Lazarus give me great legal representation but they also helped me get the surgery I needed quickly instead of having to wait 6-7 months that it would have taken to have it done through my health insurance. I would not hesitate to recommend the law firm of Russell & Lazarus to anyone who has a serious personal injury claim. I can’t imagine a law firm doing any more than what they did for me.”
Posted by Ryan, a Personal Injury client, Flag
After I was T-boned by a negligent truck driver exiting a shopping center. I hired Russell a week later, to represent my case. Not only did I receive the full attention of his staff, and found that he was dedicated not toward a quick resolution to the case but, to helping me being able overcome medical obstacles. Giving the care and time necessary to help the individual. I found that being represented by Christopher Russell a tremendous luxury, when compared to less than pleasant attorneys in the past. He listened to my concerns, understood what I had wanted, and effectually brought the outcome which we desired. I am more that pleased with Russell and his great team. Thank you, Russell and Sher. You have been a fantastic support.
Posted by Dr. & Mrs. Edward Devlin of Huntington Beach, Flag
"We were very pleased with how Mr. Russell handled our complicated claim that involved an injury sustained when a dog knocked down my wife and then soon after a man, too much in a hurry, rear ended our car at a high rate of seed injuring both my wife and I. We initially hired a large, well known law firm thinking we we were in good hands but after paying them close to $50,000 over 2 years with nothing to show for it, we elected to hire Mr. Russell. The difference in representation and results was a stark contrast. Not only were we able to communicate with Mr. Russell and his wonderful staff at all times but the results were outstanding and we were very pleased with the representation. So much so that if anyone would like to call me to discuss my experience with Mr. Russell, I have given permission to Mr. Russell to release my information upon request. As a medical doctor and former practicing attorney, my advice to anyone looking for a good law firm to represent them for a personal injury claim is to hire Mr. Russell's law firm, Russell & Lazarus."