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John H. Russell Jr.

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John H. Russell Jr.


John H. Russell Jr.

Skilled Daytona Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

Working in law since 1996, John H. Russell, Jr. Esq. is a Daytona Beach personal injury attorney who also practices civil litigation and workers’ compensation. He earned his doctorate of law with distinction from Barry University and is ranked in the school’s top 11%. Never stopping in the pursuit of knowledge, he has since garnered various legal skills and then found his home when he landed at Politis & Matovina, P.A. in 2012.

Memberships & Practice Areas

Mr. Russell holds memberships in the Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association, and member of the Flagler County Bar Association. He has worked with and studied under a variety of attorneys, and is well acquainted with the rules and procedures of Florida law. He is a recognizable name among attorneys and judges in Daytona Beach, and the benefits of his reputation is passed on to his clients, who quickly realize they have enlisted well reputed counsel.

For clients with little to no experience in the legal realm, Mr. Russell can provide guidance through the process. He is committed to making himself available to his clients, and has gathered much esteem as a Daytona Beach personal injury lawyer for his aggressive, thorough, and dedicated services. We are proud to have him as a member of the team.


  • Politis & Matovina, P.A., 2012-present
    • Associate Attorney, Ormond Beach, Florida
    • Practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation & workers’ compensation.
  • Law Offices Of Rotstein & Shiffman, LLP, 2010-2012
    • Daytona Beach, Florida
    • Practice areas included personal injury law, worker’s compensation, social security disability and criminal defense
      • Associate Attorney, 2012
      • Personal Injury Law Clerk, 2010
      • Personal Injury Summer Associate, 2009
      • Elder Law/Estate Planning Summer Associate, 2008
      • Personal Injury Summer Associate, 2007
  • The Law Office Of Jon E. Benezette, 2004-2006
    • Workers’ Compensation Paralegal, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Law Offices Of Rotstein & Shiffman, 1998-2004
    • Workers’ Compensation Paralegal, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Smith, Hood, Perkins, Loucks, Stout & Orfinger, 1997-1998
    • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense Paralegal, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Glasser & Handel, Attorneys At Law, 1996-1997
    • Legal Assistant, Daytona Beach, Florida


  • Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, Florida, 1990
  • Stetson University, Deland, Florida, 1995
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government
  • The National Center for Paralegal Training, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
    • A.B.A. Approved Certificate
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 2007
  • Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Orlando, Florida, 2010
    • Juris Doctorate of Law, Cum Laude (Top 3 in Class)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Ranked in the top 11% at Barry University School of Law
  • Received ABA Approved Certificate, Civil Litigation, The National Center for Paralegal Training
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable William C. Johnson, Fr. of the Seventh Judicial Court
  • Awarded the preeminent "AV" rating, the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Florida Bar
  • Member of Florida Justice Association
  • Member of U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member of Volusia County Bar Association
  • Member of Community Legal Services of Mid Florida
  • Member of Flagler County Bar Association
  • President of Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association
  • Member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – Civil Plaintiff