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I have handled over 6,000 personal injury claims with a 95% success rate over the last 32 years.  We are large enough to have the resources to fight billion dollar insurance companies but small enough to give clients the personal attention they would not get with the Television advertisers who handle claims as if they are herding cattle, never allowing the client to speak to a live attorney. Please go to our website at to view real client testimonials as to the level of service and results we consistently obtain on behalf of of our clients.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    33 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    33 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 15%
    33 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    33 years
  5. Brain Injury: 5%



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Contact info

Russell & Lazarus, APC

1401 Dove Street #310
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Newport Beach, CASuper Lawyers2016
Elite Trial LawyersNational Law Journal2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
OC Top 10 Personal Injury LawyerOC Register Metro Magazine2014
OC Top 10 Personal Injury LawyerOC Register Metro Magazine2013
Procurred multi million dollar settlementsMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRussell & Lazarus, APC1984 - Present
Principal AttorneySatin & Russell1984 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauAssociate Member2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member1998 - Present
American Trial Lawyers Association chapterAssociate Member1992 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaAssociate Member1992 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesAssociate Member1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hawkins vs. City of Anaheim$7,200,000
Evans vs. Regan$16,162,429
Please go to for all other results.$0
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
California State University, Long BeachPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bad Faith Insurance PracticesProposition 1032012
Know your rightsHad to handle your insurance claim2008
Career DayWhat it takes to become a lawyer2004