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Andrea Kaplan Russell is well-versed in case handling, having represented both defendants and plaintiffs in diverse practice areas throughout her career.

Russell plays a vital role in complex cases within her practice areas that include business, commercial, civil and trial litigation, professional and product liability.

An active member of the legal community, Russell is a past chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. She is also a contributor to Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s legal publication, “Trial Bar News,” and has written numerous articles for its product liability section. Russell is a member of the American Inns of Court – Louis M. Welsh Chapter, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the La Jolla Bar Association and Lawyers Club of San Diego.

In 2016, Russell was named to the SD Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” and San Diego Magazine’s Top Lawyers list. She was recognized as one of Southern California’s Top AV Rated Lawyer from Martindale-Hubbell in 2015. The San Diego Daily Transcript named Russell a Top Young Attorney finalist two years in a row and a 2013 Top Attorney nominee for corporate litigation.

While in law school, Russell was the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award in Legal Writing, Research and Contracts, and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Louisa S. Porter of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Additionally, she interned for the U.S. attorney’s office, civil division.


When not at work, she enjoys cheering on her favorite sports teams, traveling, cooking and going to the beach with her husband Scott, son Rydon and Bernese Mountain dog Leo.


  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2001)

Professional Memberships and Activities 

  • San Diego County Bar Association; Past Chair, Civil Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • American Inns of Court – Louis M. Welsh Chapter
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • La Jolla Bar Association
  • Contributor to Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Publication, Trial Bar News
  • UC Berkeley Alumni Association

Litigation Practice Areas

  • General Civil
  • Business and Commercial
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Admitted to Practice

California State Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Southern Dist. of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central Dist. of California