Russell Kohn

Kohn Law Office
2170 S. El Camino Real
Suite 201
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 301-5456

Russell S. Kohn was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 2, 1959. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona from which 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.

He has limited his practice to representing injured victims in personal injury 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 keeps each client fully informed, and is always accessible to his clients by phone and office visits. He is trustworthy, experienced, and aggressive for his clients.

The experience and integrity he brings to each case has earned Mr. Kohn extensive recognition among his peers, including the distinction of being among the top 5 percent of attorneys endorsed by Super Lawyers in 2008 due to outstanding achievement. He was also elected by his peers as President of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County for 2004, and was thereafter elected to a three-year term as a director of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2005.

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

Areas of Practice

Animal Bites - Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1984
California, 1985


University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
J.D. - 1984
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Bachelor's Degree - 1981
Major: Accounting


How to Win a Soft Tissue Injury Trial, National Business Institute, April 23, 2003
Personal Injury, People's Law School, North County Bar Assn., 2002

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of California, Member
State Bar of Arizona, Member (presently inactive)
Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member
San Diego County Bar Association, Director, 2006 - 2008
Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, President, 2004; Board of Directors, 2001 - 2003; Personal Injury Section, Chair, 1996 - 1998
San Diego County Superior Court, Arbitrator and Judge-Pro-Tem