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Russell Steven Kohn

Car accident Attorney at Oceanside, CA

5.0   10 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 38 years
    Arizona - AZ 39 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1984
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Includes vehicle, motorcycle, and bicycle collisions.

  2. Animal and dog bites

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    Medical devices, hip and knee implants; Other defective consumer products

  4. Personal injury
    Includes all other causes of injury.

  5. Slip and fall accident
    Slips, trips, and mis-steps caused by uneven walking surfaces, liquid spills, and other hazards on walkways.


As the founder of the Kohn Law Office, Attorney Kohn has limited his practice to representing injured victims in car accidents, wrongful death, and premises liability matters since 1987. Mr. Kohn is a lawyer for people and does not represent businesses, corporations, or insurance companies.

He enjoys the personal and professional satisfaction that comes from helping injured people obtain full and fair compensation. He is a lawyer who empathizes with these clients and takes the time to understand the unique effects of the injuries to the specific lifestyle of each client.

As an attorney for people, Mr. Kohn is attentive and responsive to his clients. Each client's case is personally handled by him, rather than by paralegals or office staff. He believes that a successful resolution of a case is only achieved if the client is satisfied with the result. He also believes that a satisfied client is one who is fully informed about the applicable law, facts, and available options. For this reason, Mr. Kohn is always accessible to his clients by phone and office visits. He is trustworthy, experienced, and aggressive.


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Kohn Law Office
2170 S. El Camino Real Suite 201
Oceanside, CA, 92054-6203


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  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Nancy | September 25, 2019
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Car Accident Resolution
I hired Russell Kohn about a year following a car accident in which my thumb was fractured. I was concerned about a fair compensation for my injuries. Suzanne Skolnick assisted me in seeing an orthopedic doctor for continuing discomfort with my thumb. They were efficient and professional and were able to help me realize a fair compensation. I appreciate the work they did on my behalf. I would reccommend consulting with them if someone found themself in a similar situation.
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Posted by Paul | April 4, 2017
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Quick and Knowledgeable
Russell was a great attorney. Working very quickly and swiftly to get my case settled. Russell clearly has a lot of experience, and he made sure I was informed throughout the process and I felt like I was in great hands the entire time. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Suzanne | March 15, 2016
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Russell Kohn got me a great settlement
Although I am an attorney myself, when I suffered an injury I hired attorney Russell Kohn to help me. He got me a great settlement on the case and kept me well informed along the way. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by John | March 15, 2016
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Exceptional Lawyer
Attorney Kohn is an exceptional and meticulous professional who methodically processed my claim and garnered the greatest possible award without going to court...I appreciate his matter of fact approach to the legal process, I recommend him highly!
Posted by Norman | August 30, 2015
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Great attorney
After a nasty rear end collision I contacted Russell "without recommendation" from an add on a yellow pages phone app. Russell is a fantastic attorney and works with the best physicians who care about your health and recovery. Russell leaves no stone unturned when it comes to right and fair, he will make sure you are compensated adequately.
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Posted by Stacy | August 23, 2015
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Service with a smile
I was looking for a lawyer in my area and came across Russell Kohn, when a friend recommended someone else. I didn't realize that he was the partner of Russell Kohn. Not only did I get the help needed to win my case but my attorneys went the extra mile to make sure every stone was uncovered and taken care of before the case was finished. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again. They are good at what they do but their integrity speaks volumes.
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Posted by Frank | August 23, 2015
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Best Attorney
He was amazing. Mr. Kohn checked in on us constantly, walked us through any good or bad situations and took care of us with care and understanding.
Posted by Margaret | January 9, 2013
Honest and Thorough
For twenty-plus years, I have worked for medical providers in the area of personal injury liens which has caused me to interact with personal injury attorneys throughout San Diego County. Russell Kohn is tops for honesty, patience, attention to detail, trustworthiness, and communication. If you need an injury attorney, you will be wise to hire him. Many are not so deserving of a good review (to say the least) but Russell Kohn deserves the highest marks. He is excellent all around. (I am submitting this because too many people end up with bad representation just because they don't know how to choose or who to choose. We who work on the medical end of your injuries want you to have a good attorney!)
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Posted by Jay | October 20, 2009
Kohn Law Office
I was a client of Mr. Kohn’s a couple of years ago during the course of a nasty rear end collision wherein I sustained some very painful back and neck injuries, Mr. Kohn was easily accessible during our initial meetings and throughout the course of the litigation. Even before I signed on with him he was very comforting and helpful in offering a course of action for my medical treatment. His knowledge of the law is comprehensive and impressive. Mr. Kohn’s ability to take difficult legal subject matter, particularly in law & medicine, and explain it in laymen’s terms is extremely helpful. He helped me receive the maximum settlement in record time and was upbeat and easy to talk to throughout! Mr. Kohn is capable, dependable and a true professional. I am confident in his ability to provide top-notch legal representation and would recommend him to anyone with a law and medicine case. JH
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2009
Much Appreciated Personal Injury Attorney
I really appreciated everything Mr. Kohn did for me. He kept me well informed and at ease which is very appreciated when you’re in pain and the settlement was more than I expected. I'll be recommending him to anyone I know needing an Injury Attorney. Thank You Again Sincerely, DPB
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Owner
  • Kohn Law Office
  • 1994 - Present


  • University of Arizona
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $1,000,000 for Army Captain in Rear-End Collision
  • $1,000,000 settlement
  • $1,070,000 for Passengers in Car Crash
  • $1,070,000
  • $93,000 recovered for bicyclist
  • $93,000
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  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2006 - 2008
  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2004
  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2001 - 2003
  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • Chairman
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers of San Diego
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
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  • Trial Bar News, publication of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (formerly San Diego Trial Lawyers)
  • “Proposition 51 Does Not Affect Vicarious Liability”
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • North County Bar Association Personal Injury Section
  • Recovery of Attorney Fees on Personal Injury Cases
  • 2012
  • Personal Injury Section
  • “Statutory Attorney Fees in Personal Injury Cases”
  • 2010
  • NBI Personal Injury Seminar
  • How to Win a Soft Tissue Injury Trial
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Russell
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Russell is an example what a great lawyer should be. Experienced, knowledgeable and effective."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Russ is a straight shooter. I have witnessed him in trial and worked with him on cases. Russ works hard to get the best recovery for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kohn's reputation precedes him, however I have come to know him in the past year as a detail oriented, intelligent litigator. He cares about other people and will analyze your case from every angle to try to get the best results."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell Kohn's years of experience and professionalism make him a leader in the legal community. In addition to his own successful practice, he serves as an attorney mentor through the North County Bar Association. Simply put, he is the attorney that other attorneys turn to for advice and guidance (myself included). Russell is intelligence, hard-working, and ethical which is why I give him my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr.Kohn is a highly skilled lawyer well respected within the legal community. I had the chance to work with him on a case. He is hardworking and dedicated to his clients. I strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Russell. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Russ for several years and highly recommend his skills and professionalism in personal injury cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ is a great lawyer. He is well known in the legal community and respected."
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