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At Russell & Lazarus APC, we strive to help our clients with every aspect of their personal injury. Not only will we handle the legal issues—negotiating with the insurance company, preparing for trial, ensuring all the facts are in place, and bringing in experts, when needed—we will also help you obtain the medical treatment you need, help you figure out how to pay your medical expenses or the expenses associated with the loss of a job, and even help with monetary advances, transportation needs, or rental car reimbursements. As we fight for a fair settlement on your behalf, we never forget that you are more than our client—you are a person, who had a life that has been diminished by the negligence of another.
For over 32 years, Personal Injury Lawyer Chris 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 who puts his clients’ interests first. As a result, he has obtained on behalf of his clients over $300 million in personal injury compensation.
Chris personally understands how overwhelming it is to be involved in a serious accident, as he has had several close family members suffer accident-related injuries, including his two youngest daughters who were seriously injured by an intoxicated boat driver.
Chris has been practicing law since 1984, and is the founder and principal partner of Russell & Lazarus APC. The firm of Russell & Lazarus was established in 1998 and is located in Newport Beach, California, with offices serving the county of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Sacramento and Orange. Mr. Russell began his practice with the premise that by meeting the needs of his clients first, the needs of his firm and his employees would then also be met. Mr. Russell coached high school football as a way to put himself through college. He practices law and lives by the motto of former Notre Dame head coach, Lou Holtz:
Do right by people at all times;
Do everything to the best of your ability;
Show people you care.
Mr. Lazarus has served as lead counsel on hundreds of litigated actions in which he has taken and/or defended over a thousand depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts. He has also represented clients as lead counsel on approximately five bench trials, approximately twenty jury trials, approximately one hundred binding arbitrations, more than a hundred judicial arbitrations, and over two hundred mediations, mandatory settlement conferences, and voluntary settlement conferences. As proof of success, Marc has received recognition as a 2022 Southern California Super Lawyer, and a Clients’ Choice Award from Avvo.