Alan Russo's broad experience and achievement gained from trying high exposure civil liability cases over many years enabled him to establish the firm in 1996.

Since the firm's inception, he has been instrumental in leading the evolution of the firm into what it is today, a full service insurance defense firm.

Alan currently handles complex high exposure trials and regularly advises major insurance carriers and self-insured entities on matters relating to tort liability, trial practice, insurance coverage and litigation strategy.

Education
Villanova University Law School, J.D. 1980
Political Science, American University, B.A. Political Science, 1977
Experience
Practicing attorney of over 35 years.
Has tried over 65 jury trial cases to verdict and successfully argued many appeals.
Began career as Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Office.
Prosecuted felony cases as a trial assistant and acting Chief of a Supreme Court Trial Bureau.
Admissions
New York State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
Federal Courts New York and New Jersey
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
Honors
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Rated by Super Lawyers.
Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers
Memberships
Defense Research Institute and Defense Association of New York.
Council on Litigation Management
Speaking Engagements
How Social Inflation is Changing Liability Insurance, AM Best Podcast, November 2021
Regular lecturer for the National Business Institute on Trial Advocacy.
Instructor for the Corporation Counsel's Trial Advocacy Program at Fordham University Law School.

News Insights

July 10, 2019

Alexandra Alvarez Wins at the Appellate Division on Theodora Renee Harrison v. Andrea M. Toyloy and Andrew Toyloy

Alexandra Alvarez was victorious after oral argument before the Appellate Division in the Second Department.

March 7, 2019

ESIS Presentation - How to Defend Snow and Ice Cases by Alan Russo & Lee-David Weiner

Alan Russo & Lee-David Weiner made an ESIS presentation at AMTrust on "How to Defend Snow and Ice Cases" on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

November 17, 2022

Congratulations to our Senior Associate, Audrey Medd on Another Terrific Win for a Connecticut Russo & Gould Client

In Jackson v. 61 Warwick, LLC, et. al. Audrey secured a judgment without trial for our client in an action where plaintiff alleged mold issues in her apartment caused significant injuries. Audrey successfully challenged the legal sufficiency of the plaintiff''s Complaint through a Motion to Strike. Specifically, Audrey argued that the plaintiff could not maintain a cause of action under Connecticut General Statutes 47a-7. After argument, Honorable James Abrams, in his well-reasoned decision, agreed with Audrey and held that "[t]he statute itself does not create a private cause of action for the tenant in the event the landlord violates any of the multiple requirements contained in Gen. Stat. 47a-7," and struck plaintiff''s Complaint in its entirety.