John H. Russell Jr.

John H. Russell Jr.
  • Biography


    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, American Bar Association, and is president elect 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. Russel 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.

  • Employment



    • Politis & Matovina, P.A., 2012-present
      • Associate Attorney, Port Orange, 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
  • Education



    • 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

    Awards & Recognitions

    Honors & Qualifications

    • 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
  • Professional Memberships

    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
    • President Elect of Flagler County Bar Association
    • Vice President of Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association