Christopher Russell of Russell and Lazarus Honored as Top OC Attorney

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The Newport Beach personal injury law firm Russell and Lazarus is proud to announce that managing attorney Christopher Russell has been listed as a Top Attorney in the July issue of OC METRO.

It’s not difficult to find an attorney nowadays. In fact, between the TV ads and billboards along the freeway, you can probably think of quite a few. However, not all attorneys are created equal, and it can be a daunting task to determine the best Orange County attorney for your particular case.

In order to assist Orange County residents with this difficult dilemma, OC METRO Magazine has joined up with Avvo, a national attorney evaluation organization, to publish its annual list of the region’s top attorneys. Very few attorneys receive this recognition; however, Russell and Lazarus’ very own Christopher Russell has been highlighted as a top attorney in Orange County for 2013.

With a “superb” Avvo score of 10—which is calculated by using a mathematical model that considers many features including years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition—Russell stands out from the crowd. However, this number is simply a small expression of his successful road as an injury attorney.

For the past 29 years, Russell has been advocating for accident victims. His Newport Beach law firm, which he built from the ground-up, opened in 1998 with just one employee. After fifteen years, the firm now employs 18 people and has handled over 5,000 personal injury claims, totaling over $150,000,000.

While the numbers show a great success in the courtroom, Russell also has a long track record of being involved in local charities. He and his wife of 30 years, Helene, have raised their four daughters in Orange County and maintain a strong interest in bettering the community. His involvement includes the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, in honor of a deceased client whose doctor failed to diagnose her ovarian cancer, as well as the annual sponsorship of the Sarah DeMille 5K race, held in honor of his daughter’s deceased high school running mate.

When clients meet Chris Russell, they will quickly realize that he places a high importance on understanding their unique needs and helping them with their legal issues. As he states in OC METRO, “We want to serve clients in a genuine way and build relationships with people. Giving our clients good service and responding to their needs is not only the right way to run a business, but it is also the right way to treat people.”

About Russell & Lazarus:

Founded in 1998, Russell & Lazarus APC is a Newport Beach law firm committed to serving victims of serious and catastrophic accidents in Southern California, including clients in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. Russell & Lazarus has successfully handled thousands of personal injury claims and offers experienced guidance, aggressive legal representation, and a client-focused approach. The firm is dedicated to helping seriously injured victims and their families get the compensation they need to move forward and recover—physically, financially, and emotionally—after serious or catastrophic accidents.

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Contact: Lynne Powers
Phone: 855-851-2400
Email: lynne(at)lawrussell(dot)com    

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