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Russel Martin Lazega

Insurance Attorney at Dania Beach, FL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Russel

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Russel Lazega leads a boutique litigation practice that started in 1998 in a 10'X10' windowless room in Little Haiti and quickly expanded to a nealry 50 person, 15-attorney affiliation with offices in Miami, Dania, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa. Russ has served as president of the North Dade Bar Association and as General Counsel to the Responsive Insurance Company.  Currently, Russ and his firm represent consumers and medical services providers in their pursuit of payment of unpaid and underpaid insurance claims.  Russ has authored nationally distributed treatises on Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Florida Insurance Practice, presented insurance reform proposals to state legislative committees, lectured on windstorm insurance to the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and helped establish a medical provider's right to sue insurers before the Supreme Court of Florida. But rapid expansion hasn't hampered our small-firm spirit. We work in jeans, have a dog in the office, and promote an open atmosphere that has helped us assist consumers statewide with thousands of insurance claims and appeals.





Dania Beach Office
45 East Sheridan Street
Dania Beach, FL, 33004
Orlando/Cenral Florida Office
2265 Lee Road, Suite 105
Winter Park, FL, 32789-1858
Tampa Office
238 E. Davis Blvd. #312
Tampa, FL, 33606
North Miami Office
13499 Biscayne Blvd. #107
North Miami, FL, 33181
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Posted by Michael | March 7, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wrote the book!
I met Russ approximately twenty years ago. He literally wrote the book on first party insurance practice in Florida and has worked the cases from the earliest stages through trial and appeal. But wait….his experience does not stop there. He has worked in many other areas at a high level including serving as counsel for an insurance carrier (despite making a name representing insureds). He has been a well recognized fee expert for as long as I have known him. Russ is also an author, musician and a man of many other arts and accompaniments. He always carries himself with class and displays he is a true gentleman! We have often conferred or worked on the same matters in different capacities over the years. Always a professional!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
  • Contingency 1%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judicial Intern (Justice Harry Lee Anstead)
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Assistant to division director: Company Regulation (Legal)
  • Florida Department of Insurance
  • 1994 - 1996


  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United Auto. Ins. Co. v. R.J. Trapana, M.D., P.A.
  • Established right to explanation of ins. benefits
  • Delta Casualty, et al v. Pinnacle Medical, et al (Amicus)
  • Established medical provider right to sue in PIP
  • United Auto. Ins. Co. v. Miami Chiropractic Associates, Inc.
  • Upheld non-binding arbitration of coverage dispute


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Dade Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2006 - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV rated
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2008


  • West's Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law & Practice (PIP)
  • Primary author of textbook
  • 2012
  • West's Florida Insurance Law & Practice
  • Automobile insurance sections of text
  • 2012
  • Alpert's Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law
  • 2001 Supplement
  • 2001
  • Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law
  • The Politics of Municipal Incorporation in Florida
  • 1996
  • Journal of Transnational Law and Policy
  • NAFTA: Accession and Environmental Protection
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • PESI PIP PIP Seminar
  • Recent Trends in Florida PIP Law
  • 2011
  • NBI Property Insurance CLE Seminar
  • Litigating Insurance Coverage
  • 2009
  • Florida Justice Association PIP Seminar
  • Alternative Strategies for PIP Litigation
  • 2007
  • FAPIA - Bi-Annual Conference
  • Windstorm Insurance: Recent Legislative Reforms
  • 2007
  • Debate on PIP reform with Allison Jones (FFA) & State Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff
  • No Fault Insurance - should it sunset?
  • 2007
  • 2007 Legislative Session
  • Public Commentary on No-Fault Reform
  • 2007
  • Hot Topics in Florida PIP Litigation
  • Litigation issues in PIP law
  • 2004
  • FCPA Annual Conference
  • Recent Changes to Florida's PIP law
  • 2003
  • 2003 Florida Legislative Session
  • Commentary on No-Fault Insurance Reform to committee
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Russel
Insurance Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been working with Russ on a PIP Insurance recovery project. I find him and his office entirely professional. He wrote the book on PIP Insurance in Florida and is well regarded. I endorse Russ and his firm."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ is a leader in the legal community. He is a prolific author, a creative problem solver, and a great advocate for his many clients. I use his books in my practice."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russel Lazega is one of the best attorneys in Florida for insurance and injury cases. He literally wrote the book on Personal Injury Protection Benefits in Florida. He is a fine lawyer and I am honored to endorse Russel Lazega."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Russel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Dania Beach Insurance Lawyer Russel Martin Lazega
Russel Martin Lazega
Insurance Attorney
Dania Beach, FL
Licensed for 27 years