Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Complex & Multi-Party Litigation
Anthony M. Russell
Partner
Russell@gentrylocke.com
Direct: 540.983.9319
Fax: 540.983.9400

Anthony M. Russell

Partner

Phone: 540.983.9319
Fax: 540.983.9400
Russell@gentrylocke.com
Tony Russell helps people who have been hurt by the carelessness of others. Tony was raised by his mother and grandparents. While he was growing up, he watched people suffer injustice because they lacked the means to protect themselves or fight back. Tony found his calling as a lawyer and  dedicated himself to making a difference in their lives. Before pursuing a case, Tony ensures its merit by conducting extensive investigation and research. His dedication to pursuing justice helps make victims whole and protects other people from becoming victims themselves.
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Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1999; University of Virginia, B.A. with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

Experience

  • Represented numerous plaintiffs before the Supreme Court of Virginia including Sawyer v. Comerci, Monahan v. Obici Medical Management Servs., Inc., May v. Caruso, Taboada v. Daily Seven, and Rascher v. Friend 
  • Represented four plaintiffs in obtaining a recovery of $7,500,000
  • Represented many plaintiffs in obtaining recoveries of $1,000,000 or more
  • Represented many plaintiffs in obtaining recoveries of $500,000 or more
  • Represented numerous plaintiffs in cases that received media publicity including Terry v. Harron ($700,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice case); Swanson v. Carilion ($1,000,000 settlement); Shumate v. Meincke ($1,300,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice case); Neaves v. Sugerman ($250,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice case); Andrews v. Gray (confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case involving wrong site surgery that was resolved as the jury was deliberating); Shupe v. Carilion Healthcare Corporation ($2,000,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice case)
  • Represented plaintiffs in state courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia including Wise County, Smyth County, Washington County, Giles County, Montgomery County, Radford, Danville, Martinsville, Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem, Botetourt County, Alleghany County, Richmond, Suffolk, Norfolk, Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Augusta County, Rockingham County, Charlottesville, Greene County, Arlington, Lynchburg, Rockbridge County, Buena Vista, Tazewell County, Russell County, Bedford County, Bristol, Campbell County, Carroll County, Dickenson County, Fairfax, Franklin County, Grayson County, Halifax, Hampton, Henrico County, Henry County, Lee County, Prince William County, Pulaski County, Radford, Scott County
  • Tried over fifty jury trials in state courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia from as far west as Scott County, Virginia, to as far east as Norfolk, Virginia, to as far north as Alexandria, Virginia, and to as far south as Danville, Virginia
  • Represented plaintiffs in federal courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia including the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division, Big Stone Gap Division, and Abingdon Division, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division and Richmond Division
  • Tried several jury trials in federal courts including the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division, Big Stone Gap Division, and Abingdon Division
  • Represented plaintiffs in over fifty mediations
  • Represented plaintiffs in over ten arbitrations
  • Represented plaintiffs in cases pending in courts in North Carolina and Tennessee
  • Represented plaintiffs in cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, legal malpractice, product liability, dog attacks, car accidents, defamation (slander and libel), veterinary malpractice, assault and battery, pedestrian accidents, contract disputes, employment disputes, tractor trailer accidents, dental malpractice, nursing home malpractice/abuse
  • Participated in several continuing legal education courses including as a presenter and preparing written materials

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1999
  • University of Virginia, B.A. with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

Published Work

Awards

  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs, and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (2013-2014)
  • Designated as a National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2012) 
  • Recipient, Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell (2012)
  • Named a Top Rated Lawyer for Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Legal Malpractice law by American Lawyer Media (2013)
  • Named to the Blue Ridge Business Journal's "20 Under 40 List" of the Blue Ridge Region's up-and-coming business leaders (2010)
  • Barrister, The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court (2009-2012) and Associate (2007-2010)
  • Elected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Personal Injury Plaintiff - Medical Malpractice category in Super Lawyers magazine (2007, 2009-2014)
  • Roanoke Bar Association Volunteer Service Award for over 25 hours of pro bono and community service (2000-2006)
  • Designated one of the Legal Elite in the Young Lawyer (2010) and Legal Services/Pro Bono category (2006) by Virginia Business magazine
  • Pro-Bono of the Year Award, Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (2004-2005)

Gentry Locke attorney Tony Russell is AV-Preeminent Rated

Affiliations

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (2009-Present)
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member, Etheridge Society (2009-Present)