Anthony “Tony” Russell received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He is a partner at MICHIE HAMLETT in their Roanoke office. Tony handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases including medical malpractice,products liability, motor vehicle collisions, nursing home malpractice,motorcycle collisions, and tractor trailer collisions. He has tried over 100 jury trials with many $1 million plus verdicts. In 2017 he had the largest verdict in Virginia and in 2018 he had the 12th largest verdict in Virginia, per Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Tony has represented numerous plaintiffs before the Supreme Court of Virginia including Sawyer v. Comerci, 264 Va. 68 (2002); Monahan v. Obici Medical Management Servs., Inc., 271 Va. 621(2006);May v.Caruso,264 Va. 358 (2002); Taboada v Daily Seven, 272 Va. 211 (2006); and Rascher v. Friend, 279 Va. 370 (2010). He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America; and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice- Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation- Plaintiffs, and “Roanoke Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs”,as well as listed in Best Lawyers in America- Business Edition. In addition to his active legal practice, Tony is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Perhaps his greatest passion are animals,especially his four-legged children: Bernie-a black lab mix, Max-a Jack Russell mix, Middie-a domestic shorthair cat, and Champ-a Pit Bull Mix.
*Tony is located in our Roanoke office, located at 215 Market Street, Suite 201, Roanoke VA 24011.
- Preeminent AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
- The U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers in America 2013-Present
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012
- Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell 2012
- Virginia Super Lawyers, Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, 2016, 2020
- Barrister, The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, 2009-2018
- Planning Commissioner for the Roanoke City Planning Commission, 2015-2018
American Board of Trial Advocates • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America • Emeritus, The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court • American Association of Justice • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association • Virginia State Bar Association • Roanoke Bar Association • Etheridge Society • American Legion Post #3 Sons of the American Legion • Board of Directors, New Vision of Goodwill Industries of the Valley
Virginia State Bar
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1999 • University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, B.A. 1996