Russell X. Pollock

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Boston, MA

Bergstresser & Pollock PC
 | 52 Temple Place, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-682-9061
Fax: 617-451-1070
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Russell X. Pollock has tried numerous cases to a verdict in a variety of areas of law. As one of the founding partners of the Boston-based firm, Bergstresser & Pollock PC, Mr. Pollock practices civil litigation, representing individuals in medical malpractice, legal malpractice, general liability, products liability and motor vehicle liability actions.

    Following law school, Mr. Pollock began practicing in New York City until moving his practice to Boston in 1994. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. He participates in a number of bar association committees and has spoken on and written on a number of litigation-related topics. He also participates on the civic level. He has chaired his local school committee and served on his town's advisory committee.

    Mr. Pollock is AV-rated*, holds an AVVO ranking of 10 and is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Devices, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2021

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    About Russell Pollock

    Admitted: 1993, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage:


    • AVVO highest ranking of 10
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Chapter President (2017)
    • Nation Member, The Order of Barristers
    • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated, the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1999
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 2008
    • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2005
    • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1997
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1990
    • Life Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 2005 – Present
    • Past Chair, Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee, TIPS, American Bar Association
    • New York, 1989
    • Member, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
    • Massachusetts, 1993
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
    • New Hampshire, 1998
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York
    • Rhode Island, 1996
    • Vermont, 1999
    • Connecticut, 1996
    • New Jersey, 1990
    • Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1995 - 1999
    • Past Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section ("TIPS"), American Bar Association, 2006 - 2008
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Jersey
    • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association, Section Council, Civil Litigation Section
    • Past Vice Chair, TIPS Self Insurers and Risk Managers Committee, American Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Massachusetts
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Hampshire
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York
    • Chair, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2008 - Present
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Rhode Island
    • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Massachusetts Chapter, 2010 - Present.  Past ABOTA Chapter President.
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Connecticut
    • Federal District Court of New Jersey
    • Member, Defense Research Institute
    • Past Co-Chair, TIPS National Program on "merging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation", American Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989
    • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1994
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • BBA Professional Liability Committee Presentation, Fee Arrangements and How Attorneys get themselves into Trouble, Boston Bar Association., 2011
    • A Practical Guide to Taking Depositions, ABA Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee Summer, 1995
    • Considerations When Deciding Whether to Depose the Plaintiff's Security Expert, Premises Liability for Violent Crimes, Defense Research Institute, 1995
    • Keep the Case Moving Forward, MBA Young Lawyers Division Newsletter (Winter), 1995
    • The Loss of a Chance Doctrine in Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Cases, Boston Bar Association, 2008
    • Deposition Workshop, MCLE , 2000 - 2007
    • Discovery and Deposition Practice, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar, 2002
    • Issues Concerning Contribution and Indemnity, MBA Sections Review, 1999
    • Proving Enhanced Injuries in Product Liability Litigation, Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee, ABA-Tort and Insurance Practice Section (Winter), 1995
    • Defending Glass in Product Liability Litigation, American Glass Review, 1993
    • Keeping Legal Costs Down, Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, 2000
    • Product Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins: Discovery Tips and Issues Regarding Admissibility, Products Liability Seminar, Defense Research Institute, 1997
    • Presented on the Collectabilty of Legal Fees In a Legal Malpractice Case, July 2013, MATA Lunch Series

    Representative Clients:

    • Burbo v. Worcester Elevator
    • Outcault v. Bazylewicz
    • Hubonette v. Agallianos
    • Cheney v. Angus et al.
    • Ryan v. Mattingly

    Educational Background:

    • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1989, J.D., Order of Barristers, With Distinction, Moot Court Honor Society
    • State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, 1986, B.S. in Mathematics

    Industry Groups

    • Trial
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    52 Temple Place
    4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02111

    Phone: 617-682-9061

    Fax: 617-451-1070

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