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Benjamin A. A. Russell

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Phone: 239-939-2900

4020 Evans Ave
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

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EDUCATION

Benjamin graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering with an Environmental Engineering Emphasis from the University of Mississippi in 2003 where he was initiated a member of Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. In addition, Benjamin was the President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and inducted into the Order of the Engineer. He then attended law school at the University of Miami School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude and was awarded the Kurt Marmar Award, as voted on by his law school class, which is presented to the most well-rounded and sportsman-like advanced moot court competitor. In addition, Benjamin won the Law School's first year moot court competition and was a finalist in the advanced moot court competition. Also while in law school, Benjamin did an internship with the late United States Magistrate Judge Theodore Klein of the Southern District of Florida and was a Summer Associate at Phelps Dunbar, LLP.

EXPERIENCE

Benjamin A.A. Russell joined the Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, as a trial attorney in March 2011. Prior to joining Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, Benjamin was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County where he prosecuted numerous cases in both jury and bench trials and was a Division Chief in Juvenile Circuit Court where he trained other Assistant State Attorneys for felony jury trials and represented the State of Florida in Juvenile Drug Court. After fighting for justice in the courts of Miami, Benjamin and his wife Jaime moved to Tupelo, Mississippi where he practiced civil, criminal, and family law with his father Rhett Russell.

Benjamin is admitted to practice law in all the state courts of Florida, Massachusetts, and Mississippi; the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. Benjamin is also a member of the Florida Lee County Bar Association, Mississippi Lee County Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, and American Association for Justice.

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Member Member of The National Trial Lawyer's "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
Member of The National Trial Lawyer's "Top 40 Under 40"
Graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law
Kurt Marmar Award - Voted by peers as the most well-rounded Moot court competitor
Winner of the 1L Moot Court Competition
Finalist in the Advanced Moot Court Competition
Member of the Florida Justice Association
Member of the Lee County Bar Association
Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
Admitted to practice in the State courts of Mississippi, Massachusetts and Florida
Admitted to practice in the Federal courts of Mississippi and Florida

PERSONAL

Born in Homestead, Florida but raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, Benjamin graduated from Tupelo High School in 1997. Benjamin comes from a long line of attorneys inlcuding his father, two uncles, and two first cousins. Benjamin met his wife, Jaime Generazzo, while studying law in Barcelona, Spain. She is also an attorney and is a Professor of Research, Writing, and Advocacy at a local law school. Benjamin and his wife Jaime have two children.

Client Reviews
Bruce L. Scheiner and his team were the most friendly people I've ever met they genuinely cared about me... I highly recommend them
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I was really satisfied with services I received. Bruce is not only an attorney, but like family. He got me three times what I thought I would receive and was always there when I needed an answer on something. I'd say he is the best attorney I have dealt with in my 68 years. Harry Zulauf
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I found working with the BLS firm to be a very good experience. They kept me informed on my case, answered all my questions, and were prompt when I needed assistance. Wendy Walker
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I was in an accident and BLS was very helpful and gave a lot of support. If I had any questions, it was just a phone call away. Everyone in the office is very nice and helpful. Celeste Thompson
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We had a wonderful experience with everyone here. The staff and attorneys were friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate. They inquired about our injuries and our recovery. I would highly recommend their services! Heather Bair Daniels
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I have nothing but good things to say about this law firm. I can honestly say that I am very satisfied with their work and my end results. I would absolutely recommend these set of attorneys to anyone. Thank you guys for all the hard work! Merida McDonald
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BLS was incredibly helpful with my case, even during the hard challenging periods of my case Bruce & PJ were always just a call away. Even though they couldn't answer my call at that direct moment, they ALWAYS made a point to call me back. The staff at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner were always helpful and friendly, if they didn't have the answer they would always call me back with what I needed to know. Robert Drawdy
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