Laura A. Russell is a Senior Associate at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP, where her practice concentrates on medical malpractice and skilled nursing/long-term care litigation. Laura is highly experienced in handling cases from inception to trial, and is particularly adept at devising risk management strategies to eliminate or minimize liability exposure. This often involves preparation of complex dispositive motions resulting in dismissal of all claims.
Prior to joining MCB, Laura worked at firms in New York and New Jersey where she represented clients (both plaintiffs and defendants) in long-term care and medical malpractice litigation. Responsibilities included analysis of complex medical/legal issues, development of defense strategies, preparation and conduct of depositions, and negotiation of settlements informally or through mediation. Additionally, she has served as monitoring counsel for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities nationwide, and her client base has included health care providers across all disciplines.
Laura received her B.S. from Muhlenberg College in 2005. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 2009, with Honors including: Justinian Honorary Law Society; Dean’s Merit Scholar; and Dean’s List. Laura is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.