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Maine Civil Litigation, Professional & Products Liability Attorney | Jeffrey D. Russell

Jeffrey D. Russell focuses on professional & product liability, general liability insurance defense, medical malpractices cases, insurance coverage matters, business & commercial disputes.

 

Jeffrey D. Russell

Email  /  Tel.: 207.370.3009

 

Jeff is a shareholder of the firm. He has cultivated extensive skills in several areas of civil litigation, and maintains a strong interest in: 

  • Professional liability and medical malpractice

  • Product liability

  • Insurance coverage matters

  • Construction dispute resolution and litigation

  • Business and commercial disputes

  • General liability insurance defense

  • Social media law

He has tried cases in state court, federal district court, and before federal administrative tribunals, and has considerable expertise in all aspects of a case leading up to trial. Jeff has practical sensibilities and a keen mind for strategy, and always maintains thoughtful focus on his client's best interests, bottom line, and case resolution goals.  In addition to his litigation expertise, Jeff also represents businesses and individuals in various non-litigation contexts, including entity formation, structure, contracts, general business advice, and other matters.


What has struck me the most about the firm is how I recognized instantaneously the quality of the people around me. In this environment, it is easy for me to approach my craft with a keenness for excellence and a sincere appreciation for the trust and well-being of our clients.

Jeff is deeply absorbed in the legal world both in Maine and on a national basis through engagement with bar associations and organizations, and he remains closely connected with the Portland community through board positions and other activities. He has been selected by his colleagues as a Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2012.  He has a strong interest in technology and the law, and is constantly seeking to use innovative approaches to improve his own practice and the lives and work of his clients. 

During his tenure at Boston University School of Law, Jeff Served as an Executive Editor for the Review of Banking and Financial Law, and worked at the Washington D.C. administrative headquarters of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in the Office of General Counsel assisting the litigation group in preparing for hearings and depositions in FINRA member disputes.  Jeff was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado.  He currently resides in Scarborough, Maine, where he remains a passionate advocate for Denver sports teams and the West.

PUBLICATIONS:
Contributing Author, Unfair-Weather Friends:  Social Networking and Pretrial
  Discovery
, Defense Research Institute, For the Defense, 2010.
Somewhere Under the Rainbow:  The Journey Toward Charitable Property Tax
  Exemption Solutions
 28 Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 265 (2008).
Developments in Banking and Financial Law 2006-2007:  III. Historical
  Overview of State and Federal Regulation of Mortgage Lending
, 27
  Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 12 (2008). 

 

PRACTICE AREAS:

Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction
Corporate & Small Business
Healthcare & Professional Liability
Insurance Coverage
Insurance Defense
Products Liability

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

Selected for Super Lawyers
    New England Rising Stars
    2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Recipient, Johns Hopkins University Student Excellence Award for Leadership and Service

EDUCATION

Johns Hopkins University, B.A.,
with university honors, 2006

Boston University School of Law,
  J.D., 2009

Executive Editor, Review of
  Banking and Financial Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

Maine

Massachusetts

Texas

United States District Court for the District of Maine

United States Court of Appeals
First Circuit

United States Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Defense Research Institute

Maine State Bar Association

Tri-State Defense Lawyers
Association

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Board Member, Board of Directors of Regional Transportation Program, Inc.