Northport, NY WW/Press/May 8, 2017 –Victor Donald Russo Jr. Esq., Supreme Court Trial Attorney, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America – 2017 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
The accomplishments attained by Mr. Victor Donald Russo Jr. in the field of Legal Services warrants inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America.
Victor Donald Russo Jr. is a retired negligent trial attorney with over sixty years of experience at Allstate Insurance Company. Mr. Russo attended law school at St. John’s University, receiving his J.D. and LL.M. and B.A. from Brown University. During his college years at Brown University, Victor Donald was a swimming instructor and while working for Allstate, he became an avid golfer.
He conducted a deposition training seminar for office attorneys, developed and administered a CLE Program for legal departments, and generated a varied CLE accreditation course for office attorneys. Mr. Russo authored in-house training manuals in cross examination of medical experts relative to various injuries, including neurologists, orthopedists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and chiropractors. At the New York Chiropractic Institute he set up a Mock Trial in Cross Examining involving a claim for personal injuries. He has lectured on cross examination in civil action law suits in the Civil Court of the City of New York. He was in charge of teaching the following courses as jury selection, opening statements , and cross examinations of medical experts relative to cases involving closed head injuries with psychological overlay, and closing arguments . He taught these courses at the legal offices in the five boroughs in addition to Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Putnam Counties. He also lectured on all the above mentioned courses at the Columbian Lawyers Association of Manhattan. At Marymount Manhattan College, Victor Donald conducted classes involving real estate law. In 1979, Victor Donald Russo joined a consortium of plaintiffs’ lawyers from Long Island who undertook the prominent Agent Orange case, an almost insoluble class action suit and the largest product liability litigation in American legal history. Victor Donald was involved in listening to interrogatories, taking depositions in New York and Washington, D.C.
He also traveled extensively to Buffalo and other parts of New York State where he interviewed and listened to Vietnam veterans describing their physical conditions after their exposure to Agent Orange. However, thanks to the ingenuity, creativity, and extensive knowledge of Judge Jack Weinstein in massive tort class action suits, the case was settled in 1984, and the Vietnam veterans were awarded both medical and financial assistance for their exposure to the toxic Agent Orange defoliant. In 1990 Victor Donald accompanied his wife Christina to the Orient where both of them had the opportunity to experience oriental culture visiting such places as Yokohama-The Convention City, where Christina presented her dissertations on creativity and problem solving strategies of both bright and average 5th and 6th grade students and in the shrine city of Kyoto. Victor Donald along with wife and brother-in law, Anthony owned a home on Lake Dunmore (South of Middleburry Killington) where they spent some of their summers. In his spare time Victor David enjoys nature and like’s the outdoors, planting trees and is an avid reader, reading genres from fiction to history.
Victor Donald and his wife Dr. Christina Fiorella Russo currently live in Northport, NY. His brother-in- law, Ret. Judge Anthony J. Fiorella, Jr. lives in New York City, and his sister, Lucia Russo Childs, lives in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
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