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.

Villanova University Law School, J.D. 1980
Political Science, American University, B.A. Political Science, 1977
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.
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
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Rated by Super Lawyers.
Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers
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

December 5, 2022

Russo & Gould Article on Exposure and Pitfalls for Contractors, Owners, and Subcontractors

Russo & Gould recently published an article in Building Western New York, the official publication of the Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc., entitled "Russo & Gould LLP Provides Overview of Exposure and Pitfalls for Contractors, Owners, and Subcontractors." The article discussed the legal and financial burdens that New York''s rigid labor laws can place on owners and general contractors when accidents occur on job sites, offering several suggestions for protecting against financial liability exposure.

March 22, 2022

Alan Russo and Marie Castronuovo Discuss Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts on DRI Webinar

Headline verdict amounts continue to rise, dragging up settlement values and turning claims scenarios into high-stakes negotiations. Alan Russo and Marie Castronuovo were part of a panel of insurance defense experts discussing the rise in nuclear verdicts at a DRI webinar in March. They discussed how new research and strategies are helping insurers to better assess, triage and limit their litigation liabilities, and how to counter an increasingly better funded, coordinated and sophisticated plaintiff's bar.

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.