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Russell S. Kohn, Esq.

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What Makes Attorney Russell S. Kohn Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

As the founder of the Kohn Law Office, Attorney Kohn has limited his practice to representing injured victims in car accidents, wrongful death, and premises liability matters since 1987. Mr. Kohn is a lawyer for people, and does not represent businesses, corporations or insurance companies.

He enjoys the personal and professional satisfactions that comes from helping injured people obtain full and fair compensation. He is a lawyer who empathizes with this clients, and takes the time to understand the unique effects of the injuries to the specific lifestyle of each client.

As an attorney for people, Mr. Kohn is attentive and responsive to his clients. Each client's case is personally handled by him, rather than by paralegals or office staff. He believes that a successful resolution of a case is only achieved if the client is satisfied with the result. He also believes that a satisfied client is one who is fully informed about the applicable law, facts, and available options. For this reason, Mr. Kohn is always accessible to his clients by phone and office visits. He is trustworthy, experienced, and aggressive.

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Knowledgeable Representation

Attorney Russell S. Kohn attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in accounting in 1981 and his Juris Doctor Degree in 1984. He was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 1984 and in California in 1985.

The experience and integrity he brings to each case has earned Mr. Kohn extensive recognition among his peers, including the distinction of being elected by his peers as President of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County and thereafter elected to a three-year term as a director of the San Diego County Bar Association. He is listed in Best Lawyers and is among the top 5% of attorneys endorsed by Super Lawyers Magazine due to outstanding achievement.

For many years, Russell Kohn has had the distinction and privilege of acting as a temporary judge for the San Diego Superior Court presiding over personal injury settlement conferences, as well as small claims and traffic court cases. As of November 2015, he has been honored to be appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the North County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service Program. In this position, he is able to advance public access to the judicial system.

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  • JD – Juris Doctor – University of Arizona (1984)
  • BS – Bachelor of Science – University of Arizona (1981)


  • President, North County Bar Association 2004
  • Director, North County Bar Association 2001 – 2003
  • Director, San Diego County Bar Association 2006 – 2008
  • Director, Lawyer Referral Service, North County Bar Association 2015 – Present
  • Chair, Personal Injury Section, North County Bar Association 1996 – 1998
  • Coach, Softball team, North County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • NBI Live Online Seminar – "California Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law – Made Simple"
  • NCBA Personal Injury Section – “Uninsured/underinsured motorist cases update” (2018)
  • NCBA Personal Injury Section – “An Introduction and Roundtable Regarding Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Arbitration” (2014)
  • NCBA Personal Injury Section – “Recovery of Attorney Fees on Personal Injury Cases” (2012)
  • NCBA Personal Injury Section – “Statutory Attorney Fees in Personal Injury Cases” (2010)
  • NBI Personal Injury Seminar – “How to Win a Soft Tissue Injury Trial” (2003)

Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Northern San Diego County – President (2004) – Director of Lawyer Referral Services (2015-Present)
  • San Diego County Bar Association – Director (2006-2008)
  • “Judge-Pro-Tem” San Diego County Superior Court
  • State Bar of California – Member
  • State Bar of Arizona – Member (presently inactive)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California – Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego – Member


Recent Blog Posts


  • Edric Quintong

    "Russell was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to carefully explain all of the possible outcomes with my car accident injury claim. His office responded very quickly to all of my questions, and he was very transparent throughout the entire process. Would 100% recommend his services to any...
  • Sharon Ramirez

    "Atty. Kohn and Atty. Skolnick were really helpful and responsive with our case. They were both honest and straightforward with the details, issues and final resolution."
  • Tyler Fullerton

    "Wonderful car accident attorney! If you need the best call Russell! He took care of my wife's uninsured motorist claim very professionally and kept us up to date through the whole process."
  • Karen Fleming

    "Russell made the process seamless. He is honest and forthcoming hiding nothing. He doesn't inflate the end result to get a client. I never felt they were behind or needed to get me quicker results as I was kept informed at all times. Response time to my emails, texts and calls was close to immed...
  • Bob Lee

    Russell and Suzanne are the best. He is a remarkable, wonderful lawyer and person. He is honest, caring and one hell of a powerful negotiator! He took my case against one of the toughest, tightest insurance companies and demolished them. If you need a lawyer for accidents or personal injury, get ...
  • Jason Pearce

    "Russell and Suzanne were great! I wouldn't be where I am today without them."
  • Darren Wurz

    "Not only is Russell a highly experienced and knowledgeable attorney, he is a genuine person who cares about others. Should you choose Russell to represent you, you will be in good hands."
  • Justin W.

    "Mr. Kohn helped me to quickly close an insurance case. When he wasn't able to take on a workman comp case he gave a phenomenal reference that was incredibly helpful. Would recommend 10/10"
  • J Proffitt

    "I am a retired lawyer. I was involved in freeway accident causing personal injury and property damage. I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. The outcome was maximum return that could have been expected or obtained. Very happy with continued updates and regular contacts. Would look...
  • Very good, positive, and supportive advice

    “Very good, positive, and supportive advice during the mediation phase.”
  • Their experience and knowledge of law and insurance coverage were instrumental

    "Their experience and knowledge of law and insurance coverage were instrumental in getting us an acceptable and appreciated resolution.”
  • Norman - August 20, 2015

    “Russell leaves no stone unturned when it comes to right and fair, he will make sure you are compensated adequately. After a nasty rear end collision I contacted Russell “without recommendation” from an add on a yellow pages phone app. Russell is a fantastic attorney and works with the best physi...
  • Jay Recommends Russell S. Kohn, Esq.

    “Mr. Kohn is simply the best personal injury attorney in San Diego County. He helped me receive the settlement I deserved. Competent, efficient, and a highly skilled communicator, I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from the Kohn Law Office. He receives my highest recommendation.”
  • Mila Recommends Russell S. Kohn, Esq.

    “The Kohn Law Office was very professional and had great client service. I would refer them to both family and friends. I appreciate their professionalism so much.”
  • Former Client Recommends Russell S. Kohn, Esq.

    “Everyone was polite and professional. All of my questions were answered and the process was made easy. Thank you for dealing with all parties involved to get a quick resolution.”
  • Bill Beach - March 22, 2011

    “Highly recommend!-As always Russell Kohn was personally handling my case. All of my phone messages and questions were returned promptly and professionally. Highly recommend!”
  • Brenda Recommends Russell S. Kohn, Esq.

    “They always keep you informed and and also keep in touch and let you know what is going on with your case and also they will try to help you in anyway they could. Thank you so very much for your help!”
  • Debbie J. Rohlfs Recommends Russell S. Kohn, Esq.

    “I believe he went above and beyond his professionalism.Mr. Kohn did a very professional job. I was quite comfortable with him and his office staff. I felt he was very honest with me and would use him again if I should ever happen to need an attorney for representation again. I believe he went ab...
  • Linda Recommends Russell S. Kohn, Esq.

    “We Made the Right Choice-From our very first meeting, we felt comfortable and assured that we made the right choice. Very professional service. Thank you”
  • Leslie Valerio - September 19, 2008

    “It was a pleasure to work with professionals!-I appreciate the help that I received from Russell, John and Rachel. You are all prompt to answer calls, questions, and explain situations and terms making them more understandable for me. It was a pleasure to work with professionals!”
  • Brian Bowman - January 24, 2011

    “I am very satisfied with the services provided to me by the Kohn Law Office. I would refer my family and friends to the Kohn Law Office”
  • Rod Tripp - May 5, 2011

    “I was 100 percent satisfied with the services provided to me by the attorney and staff of the Kohn Law Office. I was satisfied with the result in my case, and I would refer my friends and family to the Kohn Law Office.”
  • Norma Manola - July 23, 2011

    “A law office where you can rely and count on anything that you need, reliable & dependable. Attorney Kohn: My sincere thanks & appreciation!”
  • Lydia Medina - September 27, 2011

    “Attorney Kohn is a friendly person and made me feel at ease. Everything went real well for me. Attorney Kohn is a friendly person and made me feel at ease every time I was in his office. His secretary was friendly too. Both were very efficient.”
  • Merle Rivera - October 22, 2011

    “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and God bless. I am satisfied with the results. Attorney Kohn treated us professionally, and I appreciate very much all of the help he did for my friend and I. It has been a pleasure to work with attorney Kohn. Thank you so much from the bottom of my...
  • Steven/Beverly Nord - July 18, 2012

    “I can say with no hesitation that he is a man of high integrity. Please allow me to thank you and your staff for the very warm personal and professional experience at the Kohn Law Office, this was my wife's and my first time to need help from an attorney. You hear a lot of shark story's about at...
  • Raymond Lopez, Jr. - August 24, 2012

    “You truly care about the well being of your clients. You and Erika are awesome, very professional at all times. We were always treated with respect. Very polite and friendly and we definitely feel that we received what was fair for our inconveniences. On a scale of 1 to 10 you guys get a 10. Sin...
  • Margaret - January 10, 2013

    “Many are not so deserving of a good review (to say the least) but Russell Kohn deserves the highest marks. For twenty-plus years, I have worked for medical providers in the area of personal injury liens which has caused me to interact with personal injury attorneys throughout San Diego County. R...
  • Margie Connolly - January 24, 2013

    “The experience was positive and I was always very impressed. From beginning to end all the staff was professional. My case was complex, but I believed I got the best result under my circumstances. The experience was positive and I was always very impressed on how prompt I received replies to any...
  • Frank - August 23, 2015

    “He was amazing. Mr. Kohn checked in on us constantly, walked us through any good or bad situations and took care of us with care and understanding.”
  • Stacy - August 24, 2015

    “They are good at what they do but their integrity speaks volumes. I was looking for a lawyer in my area and came across Russell Kohn, when a friend recommended someone else. I didn't realize that he was the partner of Russell Kohn. Not only did I get the help needed to win my case but my attorne...
  • Suzanne - March 16, 2016

    “I would highly recommend him!-Although I am an attorney myself, when I suffered an injury I hired attorney Russell Kohn to help me. He got me a great settlement on the case and kept me well informed along the way. I would highly recommend him!”
  • John - March 16, 2016

    “Attorney Kohn is an exceptional and meticulous professional who methodically processed my claim and garnered the greatest possible award without going to court… I appreciate his matter of fact approach to the legal process, I recommend him highly!”
  • William Lapointe - November 19, 2016

    “Everyone was professional and informative. Everyone was great to work with. We live out of state but we were always kept up to date on our case. Everyone was professional and informative”
  • Charles Gersley and Cindy Gersley - February 7, 2017

    “Their experience and knowledge of law and insurance coverage were instrumental in getting us an acceptable and appreciated resolution. Our personal injury case was handled efficiently and resulted in a fair and honest settlement. Kohn Law Office's experience and knowledge of law and insurance co...
  • Ian Doyle - June 19, 2018

    “I would confidently use this team again in the future and would 100% recommend Kohn Law Office to anyone who needs justice!-From the beginning, I was given realistic expectations and an idea of what to expect with respect to timeline. Russ followed up and was prompt to respond with any questions...
  • Charles Batnes - September 10, 2018

    “When you took my case the stress was gone and I could sleep at night. I was very happy to have your help. When you took my case the stress was gone and I could sleep at night. THANK YOU! Not only was I satisfied with the result but I would definitely refer my friends and family to Russell Kohn.”
  • Charles Streck - September 30, 2018

    “I was extremely satisfied with both the services provided and the result of my case. It was great, Mr. Kohn is one of the best. I had no problems, he took charge and I am happy with my settlement and experience.”
  • James Zdybek - October 13, 2018

    “I highly recommend Russell Kohn, he does a great job. I was extremely satisfied with the services provided by the staff at Kohn Law Office. His staff is very friendly and professional. I can't thank them all enough!”
  • RoseAnn Bender - May 6, 2019

    “I felt comfortable at every meeting I had with them. I was very much satisfied with the services provided by the staff at Kohn Law Office. I felt very confident that they would do their very best for me. They were friendly & professional. I felt comfortable at every meeting I had with them.”
  • Angelina Coscuna - July 1, 2019

    “Thank you very much for all of your hard work and also your honesty. Mr. Kohn was very helpful and made sure I knew exactly what was going on. Thank you very much for all of your hard work and also your honesty.”
  • Jay - October 21, 2019

    “He helped me receive the maximum settlement in record time and was upbeat and easy to talk to throughout!-I was a client of Mr. Kohn's a couple of years ago during the course of a nasty rear end collision wherein I sustained some very painful back and neck injuries, Mr. Kohn was easily accessibl...
  • James Proffitt - December 27, 2019

    “Results were better than expected!-I was very satisfied. Calls were always returned promptly, questions answered fully, careful and completed explanations and always courteous. Much better than previous experiences with other attorneys and in other cases. Results were better than expected! Have ...
  • Hugh B. - May 7, 2020

    “Mr. Kohn treated me with the utmost respect!-I would like for you to know that from the first time I met Mr. Kohn when he represented my fiancé, he was straight forward and got the most for her. When I got injured I went to him and from what he did for her, I knew I was in good hands with him ri...
  • Sydney Cohen - August 10, 2020

    “Very satisfied. My attorneys fought for and won a much larger settlement than was offered. They were readily available to answer all of my questions. They are very personable and easy to work with.”
  • Marc Greenfield - November 15, 2020

    “I want to express my great appreciation for your thoughtful, wise, insightful assistance with my recent (a few months ago) MVA case that just recently settled for $7,500. Enclosed is a small token of my appreciation to a place that has very high marks for being COVID-19 sensitive. Kindness (is i...
  • Nadia Heuval - July 26, 2021

    “I got what I expected! Thank you very much!”
  • Norma R. - August 23, 2021

    “I feel the law office worked on my case and did a very good job; covered details and the result was very good. Very satisfied!”
  • Kell F. - August 25, 2021

    “They were able to settle the case for more than expected. Very friendly and always available for questions.”
  • Thomas Marcisz, MD - September 20, 2021

    “Very satisfied. Incident was a slip and fall at a restaurant in a puddle of grease. The restaurant contended that it was my fault! My original lawyer started the case and filed it. She unfortunately has an unexpected sudden death. I had difficulty finding a replacement lawyer. Fortunately, a fri...
  • Alice Wagner - October 4, 2021

    “Russ and Suzanne were very thorough. I felt like Russ updated me every time he had new information. They were very thorough in their approach.”

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