Alan S. Russo




Mr. Russo's broad experience and achievement gained from trying high exposure civil liability cases over many years enabled him to establish the firm in 1996. Since the firm's inception, he has been instrumental in leading the evolution of the firm into what it is today, a full service insurance defense firm. Mr. Russo currently handles complex high exposure trials and regularly advises major insurance carriers and self-insured entities on matters relating to tort liability, trial practice, insurance coverage, and litigation strategy.



  • 1980 J.D. Villanova University Law School

  • 1977 B.A. Political Science, American University



  • Practicing attorney of over 35 years.

  • Has tried over 65 jury trial cases to verdict and successfully argued many appeals.

  • Began career as Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Office.

  • Prosecuted felony cases as a trial assistant and acting Chief of a Supreme Court Trial Bureau.



  • New York State Bar

  • New Jersey State Bar

  • Pennsylvania State Bar

  • Federal Courts New York and New Jersey

  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York



  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

  • Rated by Super Lawyers.

  • Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers.



  • Defense Research Institute and Defense Association of New York.

  • Council on Litigation Management 


Speaking Engagements:

  • Regular lecturer for the National Business Institute on Trial Advocacy.

  • Instructor for the Corporation Counsel’s Trial Advocacy Program at Fordham University Law School.


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