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David Russotto began his legal career as an attorney with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. He was stationed at Naval Base Norfolk as Defense Counsel and then as Trial Counsel and Legal Services Attorney at Naval Air Station Oceana.

After attending Staff Judge Advocate School, David went on to work as staff Judge Advocate at FCTCLANT Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, providing legal advice to the base commander. In 1991 he went into private practice and in 2000 Mr. Russotto helped found Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, PC.

Veterans Benefits. David’s long familiarity with the military and respect for the sacrifices made by U.S. veterans has been instrumental in his decision to represent disabled veterans and their families. Up until June 2007, veterans were not permitted to engage the services of an attorney to apply for benefits.  Today, attorneys may be retained by applicants who have been turned down or received an unsatisfactory level of benefits and wish to appeal the VA's decision. For these reasons, David champions the interests of veterans across the United States.


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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 70%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%



Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David W. Spencer

    Dave's skills as a negotiator, understanding of the law and his ability to relate to his clients is just a few of the reasons why I endorse him.


    David Spencer Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hampton Roads Office

501 Baylor Court, Suite 200
Chesapeake, VA, 23320

Jacksonville, NC Office

201 New Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC, 28540

Fayetteville, NC Office

200 Dick St.
Suite B
Fayetteville, NC, 28301

Durham, NC Office

5003 Southpark Drive
Suite 200
Durham, NC, 27713

Wilmington Office

2018 Eastwood Rd.
Suite 307
Wilmington, NC, 28403



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Navy Achievement MedalUnited States NavyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner & AttorneyMarcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, P.C.2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)N/AN/A
National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA)N/AN/A
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Wake Forest University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A