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Russell Wayne Gerney

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Wheeling, WV

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  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 18 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 20 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Social Security & Disability
    West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Michigan.

    21 years

As a sole practitioner, Mr. Gerney represents personal injury plaintiffs, unemployed workers, and victims of legal malpractice in both Pennsylvania and Ohio.  Mr. Gerney also represents Social Security disability applicants in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. 

Russell Gerney began his legal career in 2001 as a law clerk for a small firm in Pittsburgh, PA.  He graduated from the Duquesne University School of Law in June 2003 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in October 2003. 

After relocating to Toledo Ohio in 2005, Mr. Gerney began working for a large plaintiff oriented firm.  After almost five years with that firm, Mr. Gerney began his own practice on April 25, 2010. 

Mr. Gerney is licensed to practice in several federal courts including the Supreme Court of the United States.  He has been published in the Duquesne Law Review and Ohio Trial.  Mr. Gerney has also taught several seminars on Social Security disability claims.  His article Equal Protection Under the Pennsylvania Constitution, has been cited by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania who referred to the article as “an excellent history of the changing constitutional sources for ‘equal protection’ under the Pennsylvania Constitution.”


Law Offices of Russell Gerney
124 Paxton Ave
Wheeling, WV, 26003-7417
Law Offices of Russell Gerney
1217 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, OH, 43604
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Posted by eva | July 30, 2019
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best lawyer
when i meet mr. gerney he helped me get my social security disability. mr.gerney took me to me hearning i would recommend him to everyone who needs help


  • Contingency 25%-33%


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Russell Gerney
  • 2010 - Present


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Russ is a colleague and a very talented and skilled Social Security Disability attorney. He has done incredible work for a number of clients I have referred to him. He takes the time to truly explain a complex system to those who need help and he gets results."
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Wheeling Social Security & Disability Lawyer Russell Wayne Gerney
Russell Wayne Gerney
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Wheeling, WV
Licensed for 20 years