Meet Russ Abney

Russ Abney, Attorney

Russ Abney has extensive experience in the field of personal injury, products liability and environmental litigation, and he brings a wealth of legal knowledge to Watts Law Firm LLP. Graduating cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law and holding a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Russ has dedicated his career to championing the rights of those harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, and negligence leading to catastrophic injury.

With a strong track record representing individuals in products liability cases, negligence cases, and commercial disputes, Russ’s background includes but is not limited to complex pharmaceutical litigation in the mass tort sphere. He possesses a deep understanding of risk management and has co-authored two books on insurance law. His mission is to provide clients with vigorous representation and sound advice based on years of experience, offering diverse perspectives and experiences to any team.

Russ Abney has not only successfully managed teams, dockets, and offices but has also been responsible for evaluating potential claims, developing expert witnesses, and handling the workup and trial of numerous complex cases throughout the country. Russ holds licenses to practice in six states and numerous federal courts across the nation, a testament to his extensive reach in the legal profession. Russ’s remarkable achievements have earned him the title of “Mass Tort Lawyer of the Year” multiple times.

At Watts Law Firm LLP, where the team’s extensive experience in multi district litigation sets a benchmark for excellence in legal advocacy, Russ Abney stands as a prime example of this proficiency. His significant contributions to high-profile cases, including the Xarelto MDL and environmental tort litigation related to PFAS contamination, highlight the depth of the firm’s commitment to challenging corporate malfeasance.

Russ’s pivotal role in the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Xarelto MDL in Louisiana is a testament to his dedication to advocating for victims nationwide, setting precedents in the fight against corporate malfeasance, particularly in the pharmaceutical and environmental sectors. His strategic litigation against paper mills for PFAS contamination in Maine showcases his adeptness at navigating complex environmental torts, underscoring his commitment to public health and environmental integrity.

At Watts Law Firm LLP, Russ Abney exemplifies the firm’s mission to empower voices and power change. Leveraging his extensive experience in mass torts, he secures justice for those impacted by corporate negligence, ensuring that clients are not only heard but also compensated by the maximum amount allowed under law. Russ’s relentless pursuit of accountability and comprehensive legal strategies drive societal change and promote safer industry practices, solidifying Watts Law Firm LLP as a leader in securing justice for victims of negligence.

Mikal Watts

Written on behalf of Mikal Watts, and reviewed by Watts Law Firm LLP

Mikal C. Watts is Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Martindale-Hubbel AV Rated Lawyer.