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John George Rusk

Brain injury Attorney at Kingston, NY

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 35 years
    Connecticut - CT 35 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 34 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About John

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WE ARE A TEAM DEDICATED TO HELPING THE INJURED.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Location

John George Rusk
John George Rusk
1390 Route 9W
P.O. Box 727
Marlboro, NY, 12542
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Joseph | September 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, attentive, meticulous and caring.
John took my auto accident case knowing it would be difficult and turned it around despite the constant hurdles. He poured through mountains of medical records, managed many witnesses through trial, and adeptly neutralized opposing counsel's expert. I was regularly updated on the status of the case. Legal strategies and requirements were explained to me in terms I could understand. My opinion was sought where appropriate and my feelings were respected at all times. I was very fortunate to have him on my side through an extremely traumatic time. Talk to John. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Nathaniel | July 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
I have had the privilege of being represented by attorney John Rusk and his team in a recent legal matter and I cannot express enough gratitude for their outstanding skills and dedication. John has proven to be an exceptional legal professional who not only exceeded my expectations but also achieved a favorable outcome in my case. From the moment I met john his professionalism and expertise were evident, but most importantly he made me feel comfortable. He took the time to thoroughly understand the details of my situation and patiently listened to my concerns while almost immediately taking action, ensuring I remained informed and confident throughout the process. John’s attention to detail and strategic thinking was crucial in building a strong case. His knowledge of the law and his ability to apply it effectively in my case was nothing short of remarkable. One aspect that truly set John apart was his genuine compassion and empathy, he understands the emotional and physical toll the legal process can have on clients and he consistently demonstrated his support and understanding. The ability to provide reassurance and keep my spirits high during challenging moments were invaluable. It is with great pleasure that I can say john delivered an overwhelmingly positive outcome in my case. I have trusted John with each of his decisions and suggestions from start to finish. Thanks to his efforts and expertise I was able to achieve the result I had hoped for. I’d also like to thank his assistant Cynthia who was very diligent throughout the process and a pleasure to work with. If you are in need of a highly skilled and compassionate attorney who will go above and beyond to secure a favorable outcome, I wholeheartedly recommend John. I will forever be grateful to John for his support and I am confident that anyone who seeks his services will be in the most capable hands. Thank you john for being a true game- changer in my case. Sincerely Nathaniel
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Posted by Ruby | January 25, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and kind
Was very honest about the potential of my case, although it didn’t fall into his particular field of law he was kind enough to consult with me over the phone free of charge and help find me a referral, which I greatly appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John G Rusk atty at law
I had an accident in a major restaurant and John had taken my case when nobody else would and I am here to tell you that this is the BEST decision you will EVER make when looking for an attorney. John and his team are the BEST and very professional, caring, and trust me as you will not be disappointed.. no matter what you decide JOHN RUSK IS THE MAN!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, helpful, simply amazing. Highly highly recommend
I would highly highly recommend John and his team. I had previously hired a lawyer who had said he couldn't litigate the case and was going to settle. I was recommended to John and I cannot be more grateful for the recommendation. John took the case, was completely professional at the consultation and throughout, and within just a matter of a few months, he had settled the case for the maximum amount. John was willing to take this case to trial which just goes to show that he is very proficient in his field. He was helpful throughout the case, kept in contact with me on a weekly basis to see how I was doing. This wasn't about the money to John, he simply cared about my wellbeing. I would highly 100% recommend John to anyone. He is fantastic.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted, Reliable and Professional Attorney!
We hired John Rusk as our attorney after we were in a car accident. John helped us to understand the process. He was reliable and always professional. He took care of everything and we were very happy with him. If you are looking for a trustworthy and dependable attorney to help you navigate a situation that can be very overwhelming, look no further than John Rusk.
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Posted by Denise | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring advocate for you. Tough on opposing attorney.
I was in a car accident that resulted in a brain injury. The first thing John did for me the day I hired him was to put me in touch with a neurologist and psychologist experienced with injuries like mine. The neurologist diagnosed the complex partial seizures that were impacting the problems I was having with my thinking, my ability to formulate sentences and my balance. The psychologist put me through extensive testing to diagnose the parts of my brain and thinking that were impacted by the brain injury. We began the relationship that started me on the road to recovery. John’s expertise in brain injury cases meant that he knew how to build a strong case on my behalf. He knows the kind of evidence needed and guided me through the steps I needed to take to get it. He was also caring and emphasized the importance of first and foremost doing what I needed to do to heal. His integrity and professionalism showed in every interaction. I trusted his guidance and I felt I had the best possible advocate. Those things helped ease the stress of a very difficult experience. One of the significant factors in my settlement was the specialized expertise of the well-respected doctors John introduced me to. They were able to review the results of the defense’s Independent medical examiners’ reports and detect the inconsistencies in their findings. I lost my job and John had me work with someone who specializes in calculating economic loss. He also interviewed colleagues and friends in order to build a team of witnesses who could clearly explain how I had changed since the accident. In our meetings John was always patient and respectful even though I had a very difficult time understanding what he was explaining to me and communicating back to him the information he needed from me. He ensured I was prepared for all the appointments and depositions I needed to attend. The case involved a large corporation and John expertly handled the big-city lawyers and mediation judge. I feel immensely fortunate that John was my attorney and was able to attain a settlement that allows me a quality of life that could have been lost. I will never be able to go back to my career as an industry- specialized executive, but I am able to live a simple life that fits within my new limitations. I am able to focus on things that help me continue to heal. If you have a brain injury John is the attorney you need.
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Posted by Derea | October 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Mr. Rusk was definitely the best thing that ever happened to me regarding my automobile accident! He was very knowledgeable and always made me feel like he had my best interest at heart. His expertise allowed me to receive the full amount of the insurance policy. He always worked so hard and kept me informed along the way. His caring and down-to-earth personality was the icing on the cake. I highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Anam | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
John was very helpful and diligent throughout the entire process. He was great at follow up regarding any questions I had. He set clear expectations regarding my case from the beginning. I would definitely recommend John.
Posted by Brian | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire the best and forget the rest
John Rusk was the key to winning my case and saving me a lot of money. His research and dogged approach was unbelievable and I'm confident I wouldn't have had the same results with any other attorney. He's extremely knowledgeable and I have recommended him to several other people.
Posted by Ali | September 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You can be confident that your legal front is covered, so you can focus on what really matters.
My wife and I found ourselves in unfamiliar territory after she was injured in an accident on the highway involving her little Corolla and an eighteen wheeler. We lost the vehicle and she had to go through medical treatment as well as physical therapy to deal with her pain. Although the accident was not her fault it still took some time before she gained confidence behind the wheel again. Our lives were changed and it was a hard road to recovery. A friend recommended John Rusk and I’m glad we met with him. He made sure the process was no more difficult than it had to be. From our first meeting, he was professional while also appearing to be sincere in his concern. The meetings after that just reaffirmed this first impression. He worked hard on our behalf. He was through and responsive, ensuring we understood the process during each step. The most important factor was how his competence allowed us to develop a level of trust with him. We can’t undo what has already been done and I wish no one would have to go through anything like that but if it happens, I would absolutely recommend John. My wife still goes for treatment regularly but we don’t have to worry about compromising that treatment in anyway. John got us the necessary compensation so we can have peace of mind knowing she will continue to get the help she needs. We are also able to replace the car. Sometimes people will feel guilt when they are in an accident even if it was through no fault of their own. If a loved one has been hurt and they are not taking the steps to secure their ability to care of themselves long term, they need our support, it’s up to us to help them. It is not an easy process. I am so grateful to have had John on our side fighting for us so that I could better focus on taking care of my wife and our family through this.
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Posted by Glen | September 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the attorney you need....
Following an automobile accident in which my wife suffered a traumatic brain injury her neurologist recommended John Rusk as an attorney who understands the complications of brain injury litigation. John met every expectation. Under John's oversight we were directed to top notch, and world renowned, medical professionals who identified objective evidence of injury and testified, in court, on our behalf. During trial John identified every "trick" of the insurance lawyers and turned them around to our favor. Catching the fact that they only supplied the tests supporting their argument. Also the fact that one of their IME experts referred their own patients to our expert while at the same time trying trying to discredit our expert's findings. John has a authoritative court room presence. His concern and empathy with you as a client is genuine. He is there for you first and foremost.
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Posted by Luis | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
John represented my mother when she had a terrible fall and broke her wrist. My parents absolutely loved working with John. Whenever my parents needed to ask John something I was the one who contacted him for them. John always got back to me immediately and answered every question I had. My parents and I never doubted John. He knows how to do his job effectively and treats you as a person rather than just another case. John is the best, hands down, and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Chris richards | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Injury lawsuit
John and his team of experts helped me the entire way start to finish . I couldn't have asked for better service.
Posted by Eric | September 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I fell and broke my ankle in several places and John was recommended by a good friend of mine (who also had a great experience with him). He has been very helpful and attentive to my case. He answers any questions I have and spends whatever time is need to obtain a great outcome for his clients. Thanks John!
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Based on interview & community feedback, very good
There was a conflict of interest so I couldn't hire Mr. Rusk. I would have. I appreciated his approach in our discussions about my case. He seemed to have good integrity. It was obvious he'd worked hard on prior cases by doing investigation and putting the pieces together intelligently, and was proud of doing so. (Proud of himself for having worked well on it, not at all arrogant nor trying to prove anything to me.) I had assistance from the local government's crime assistance office. They had a favorable impression of Mr. Rusk as an attorney. They found him generally good. Their one complaint was that he prioritized his clients, and didn't always call back non-clients (they were working with) as quickly. They deal with the local attorneys A LOT, so having a good impression goes a lot way with me. He was local to Kingston and had the local connections and feel, but also his case views and experience went head to head with any attorney I interviewed, and that included leading, well known attorneys in the Albany capital area. He works as an assistance prosecutor part time. So he has experience that goes with that. I found him clear, and effective at explaining things. I spoke with him at length a couple of times.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Ulster County District Attorney's Office
  • 1989 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner, & Martuscello, LLP
  • 1988 - Present

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • St Lawrence University
  • Honors: Cum Laude, Philosophy Honor Society
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ulster County, 1989-present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • N/A
  • Marlboro High School Mock Trial Team
  • Lawyer Coach
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Brain injury Association of New York State
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trial Attorney, Board Certified
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 50 Verdicts
  • Verdict Search
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is John ethical and honest, he is one of the most dedicated and skilled trial lawyers in the Hudson Valley for injury victims. John raises the caliber of our profession through his professionalism and commitment to the plight of the injured and disabled. It is a privilege to know John and see the high quality of his work. John has my highest recommendation for injury victims."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For good reason John Rusk is recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in Ulster County. John is an experienced trial advocate with a number of very impressive jury verdicts on his record. He has handled cases of all types and complexities. He is a good man with a strong moral compass, and he is widely accepted as a leader in our legal community. I am proud to endorse my friend John Rusk."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had an opportunity to observe and evaluate John's attention to purpose. His professional conduct is obvious and I can suggest him as an excellent advocate."
Personal injury

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Kingston Brain injury Lawyer John George Rusk
John George Rusk
Brain injury Attorney
Kingston, NY
Licensed for 35 years