Yankwitt, Russell M.

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Address: 140 Grand Street, White Plains, NY 10601
Lawyer Firm: Yankwitt LLP
Phone: 914-686-1500
Fax: 914-801-5930
Website: https://www.yankwitt.com

Areas of Practice Federal and State Commercial Litigation, Employment Matters, Premise Liability Defense, Personal Injury


Upon receiving his law degree, cum laude, from the Cornell Law School in 1996, Russell clerked for the Honorable Thomas C. Platt, in the Eastern District of New York. After his clerkship, he earned his stripes with many all-nighters as part of the commercial litigation department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in New York City from 1997-2001. Russell then proudly served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2001-2008, before returning to private practice. Russell has brought and defended commercial matters of all types, including contract and partnership disputes, employment and shareholder lawsuits, and premises liability cases. Russell is recognized as Westchester’s go-to litigator and trial attorney, having accrued an enviable track record of trial victories for the past two decades. As a result, Russell is regularly retained by Westchester law firms to collaborate on their high-stakes trials throughout the state of New York. Active in the legal community, Russell was the founding member and first chairperson of the Federal Bar Council’s Westchester Committee and remains active in leadership positions in the Federal Bar Council.In recognition of his achievements, Russell was included on the New York Metro Super Lawyers list repeatedly since 2011. Russell has also been included on the Top 25 Westchester Lawyers list from 2013 to 2015.Russell is known for bringing boundless energy and passion to every matter. He treats his clients as close friends and is always accessible. Russell lives in White Plains, New York with his wife and his two young children.

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