Richard A. Russo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP
 | 15 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Phone: 570-826-5650
Fax: 570-706-3416
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Aggressively pursuing financial justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury due to the careless or negligent actions of others, Richard A. Russo is a partner at Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP. Focusing his practice on personal injury, Mr. Russo generally handles cases involving issues such as automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, construction accidents and wrongful death. Serving clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania, he also represents policyholders in insurance bad faith claims.

In 1980, Mr. Russo graduated cum laude from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor. Prior to that, he graduated magna cum laude from Wilkes University in 1977, receiving a Bachelor of Arts.

Having more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Russo has seen firsthand the effects spinal cord, brain and other serious injuries may have on people and their families. Providing compassionate assistance, yet aggressive representation, he strives to help his clients recover the compensation they need and deserve. Mr. Russo is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Russo makes community involvement a priority. He is a member of the trucking litigation group of the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. Mr. Russo is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association’s bench-bar committee, and he currently serves on the board for The Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Richard Russo

Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.rjglaw.com/attorneys/richard-a-russo/

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America 2015 - 2018 in the field of Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • Selected as a 2018 Super Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury
  • Top Lawyers of Pennsylvania in the field of Insurance Law, 2013 and 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Top Rated Pennsylvania Lawyer in Insurance Law, 2013 and 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice — Stalwart member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • AAJ — Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Luzerne County Bar Association (Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association) — Member of Bench-Bar Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Baseball, Father of 3 a Quadriplegic
  • $5 Million recovery for Brain Injury
  • $600,000 Settlement in Mackin Suicide Case
  • Auto Law: Instructor at the 16th Annual Auto Law Update program offered by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in November 2009
  • Civil Litigation Program speaker at numerous Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association’s Bench-Bar Conferences regarding Tractor Trailer Accidents, Motor Vehicle crashes and Bad Faith Insurance Litigation
  • Speaker at Trial Advocacy Programs and Trial “Boot Camp” programs presented to Northeastern Pennsylvania attorneys regarding trial practices and trial advocacy
  • Trial Boot Camp and many personal injury seminars that have been provided to lawyers in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Northern Tier counties, Lecturer, Committee For Justice For All
  • Gloria Estefan Accident (New York Times)

Educational Background:

  • Wilkes University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • ABA
  • Committee For Justice For All
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Assoc.
  • PBA
  • Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Assoc.
Office Location for Richard A. Russo

15 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Phone: 570-826-5650

Fax: 570-706-3416

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Last Updated: 2/25/2019

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