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Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers

Experienced Injury Attorneys - Since 1984

Russell & Lazarus Personal Injury Attorneys represent injured victims of accidents, who need help
obtaining appropriate treatment and compensation for injuries they have incurred.

For over 28 years, Chris Russell has been a pivotal ally for personal injury clients across Southern California. After practicing law since 1984, Chris established the Russell and Lazarus law firm in 1998, with offices located in Newport Beach, California. The firm serves Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, and San Bernardino County, California residents.

With over $100 million in personal injury compensation, our firm has the skill and track record to succeed. We have personally assisted over 5,000 clients who have sought out our experienced legal services; 95% of whom have had successful outcomes. Our entire philosophy stands behind a single principle: putting our clients’ interests first. Our Orange County personal injury law firm has been built on the tenets of compassion, along with working harder and smarter than the opposition. These guiding principles help us ensure that we obtain the best possible results for all of our clients.

We know how horrible it is to suffer through a serious accident. It is additionally painful knowing that an accident could have been prevented if someone had paid attention to their actions. Through the negligence of another, an accident occurred that should not have happened. And now, you have to go through the unimaginable pain and difficult, long process of recovery. That is why we are here: to help defend you against the bad guys through our personal injury representation.

Our Philosophy


Our philosophy is quite simple: Your job is to continue to recover and heal. It is our job to do everything else. Our opponents respect us. The insurance industry and judges respect us. Many of our current cases come from referrals of past clients. It is only natural to want to choose an Orange County personal injury law firm who has had a tremendous record of success. What is most important is that you choose a law firm who is the best fit for you, and can make sure that all of the details of your case are handled in the most professional, expeditious manner possible.

While you are suffering a debilitating injury, or the overwhelming struggle to make sense of the tragedy of losing a loved one, we concentrate on the worrying and the paperwork for you. This way, you can concentrate on the healing and physical therapy. There is almost nothing worse than finding out that you hired a shady attorney, only to have them back out at the last minute before trial. Or, if you hired an Orange County personal injury lawyer who did not put the proper attention to detail in your case, and it gets thrown out of court. That won’t happen with us. We have rigorous processes in place along with dedicated team members who work hard to ensure that nothing in your case falls through the cracks.

There are many injured people who attempt to settle auto accident claims without retaining an Orange County personal injury lawyer. However, this can be costly if you are not familiar with the intricate details and requirements involved in communicating with an insurance company. By retaining an attorney who exclusively deals with personal injury cases, you can make sure that the disastrous does not happen and that your case reaches a positive conclusion benefitting you.

Giving back to the community in Orange County


The firm’s owner, Chris Russell, has experience with nearly every personal injury claim imaginable. From auto collisions, product liability, slip trip and fall, premises liability, animal injury, workers comp claims, sexual assault, to many, many other types of personal injury claims. Chris belongs to the American Association of Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He has been admitted to all California state courts, has argued in the California Court of Appeals, and has even appeared in Federal Courts. He is involved in the Orange County community and gets involved with his colleagues. He shares strategies and tactics with attorney colleagues across California on such topics as medical provider credibility, judge selection, expert witness background information, trial tricks of the trade, and much more.

Orange County Personal Injury Attorneys: High Rated Client Satisfaction


While you are going through an accident that has resulted in a severe injury, the last thing you need are more problems. When you don’t have a qualified Orange County personal injury attorney, the accidental problems that can arise can double or even triple when you are not sure what you are doing. The law firm of Russell and Lazarus has expert attorneys on hand so that they can worry about all of the legal details – not you. That way, you can continue to spend your time in the most important phase of your journey: recovery and healing.

Some of our clients have suffered severe, tremendous injuries and have required surgery in order to repair the damage that had been done. Here are just a few of the things our firm has been able to accomplish in its long career:

  • A severe injury impacted the life of a 35 year old painter. He lost his arm when his painting pole came in contact with 12,000 volts of electricity. We were able to help him achieve recovery with a $7,200,000 pre-trial settlement.
  • In a case where a 37 year old electrician suffered severe head trauma after falling fifteen feet onto his head, we were able to help him obtain a $1,100,000 recovery.
  • When a 42 year old Army sergeant was killed in a cement truck rollover collision, he left behind a widowed wife and two small children. After a devastating wrongful death, the family had nowhere to turn. We were able to help the family obtain a recovery of $2,500,000.
  • We helped a 43 year old who sustained serious “road rash” injuries which required skin grafting and plastic surgery. This resulted in an $848,000 arbitration award.
  • After being rear-ended, a 74 year old woman required neck surgery due to severe neck injuries. We were able to help her obtain a recovery of $735,000.
  • We helped a 53 year old woman recover from her hip injuries in a collision which caused the death of the other driver. She was forced to go to trial because of Mercury Insurance’s low ball offer. We were able to obtain a Jury Verdict for $232.000.


Why Choose Russell & Lazarus – Orange County Personal Injury Attorneys?


In addition to results, we have also been the recipients of many awards. We are distinguished AVVO top 10 rated personal injury attorneys. We hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We hold an OC Metro Top Attorney award and Orange County Trial Association memberships. We also have a past track record of high dollar results. Most importantly, we have the resources that are necessary to help you – our client – through some of the most difficult aspects of your case. We can help with advancing money if necessary, reimbursements for rental cars, other transportation needs that may arise, and making sure that you get the proper surgical services that you need. The most important thing we can do, however, is ensure that you and your family obtain fair compensation from the bad guys who are responsible for your injuries and losses.

Throughout this painful process, we are there for you. All of our team members work exceptionally hard to make sure that proper personal attention is given to every single client. We have a commitment to our clients that we will not compete with other firms. It seems like some of these other firms have an unrealistic mission to go after every possible client imaginable. The result? Some clients get lost in the shuffle and their case ultimately falls through the cracks. It is part of our mission statement, to ensure that every client receives the amount of attention that they deserve. This way, no client will go without what they need most: our full, undivided attention.

We offer free, complimentary consultations to any potential client who calls in or submits a contact form. Please be sure to call us at (855) 851-2400. We are looking forward to serving you in the ultimate legal capacity – as your exclusive Orange County personal injury lawyers.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Christopher Russell
Founder

For over 28 years Attorney Christopher Russell has represented over 5,000 clients in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties in regards to their personal injury claims. He is a highly respected and experienced attorney.

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Marc Lazarus
Lead Trial Attorney

Mr. Marc Lazarus is a pioneer in presenting his clients’ stories to jurists through the use of video technology, custom computer animation, medical education resources, and the insertion of actual medical films into his multi-media presentations.

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Daniel Tatick
Trial Attorney

Attorney Daniel Tatick was born and raised near Santa Barbara. He completed his undergraduate education at California Polytechnic State University, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Law.

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Fenja Klaus
Trial Attorney

A long-time Californian, Fenja is a 2002 graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and has accomplished some impressive feats over the last decade. While working with nationally recognized and successful firms as a trial attorney and class counsel

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