Russ has been successfully litigating personal injury and insurance cases for over 20 years. He has conducted trials, appeals and tribunal hearings for his clients at every court level in Ontario. A number of his cases are precedent setting, including his recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal in Zacharias v. Zurich, which resulted in an accident benefit resolution for his client of over $16 million. Russ vigorously pursues all remedies for his clients in serious motor vehicle cases, disability disputes, other types of negligence cases and insurance coverage issues. Russ is a leading litigator in the field of disability law. He founded the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Long Term Disability Study Group and was its chairman for a number of years. He is the co-author of a book on chronic fatigue syndrome with leading medical specialist Dr. Alison Bested. In addition to serving his clients Russ has tried to serve the public and his profession in a number of ways. He was the youngest President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Advocates Society and a number of other legal associations. He has published and given educational programs on a number of topics. He raises funds for development projects in Eastern and Southern Africa.