Richard A. Russo

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP
Richard A. Russo
Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1980

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP

1065 Highway 315
Suite 200
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Visit website


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 representing injured people, Mr. Russo generally handles cases involving issues such as automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, products liability, construction accidents and wrongful death. Serving clients throughout the Commonwealth 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 his Juris Doctor. Prior to that, he graduated magna cum laude from Wilkes University in 1977, receiving a Bachelor of Arts.

Having more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Russo has seen firsthand the devastating effects that 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 is a member of the Trucking Litigation group of the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. Russo is a Past President of the Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association, 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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

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

  • 90% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • PA Association for Justice
  • AAJ - Motor Vehicle Collision & Premises Liability Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice — Stalwart member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • 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
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America 2015 - 2023 in the field of Plaintiff Personal Injury, Best Lawyers of America
  • Selected as a 2018 - 2022 Super Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury., Super Lawyers
  • 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
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
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Assoc.
  • PAJ
  • PBA
  • Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Assoc.

Office location for Richard A. Russo

1065 Highway 315
Suite 200
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Phone: 570-826-5650


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

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