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Russ Heald has 34 years of experience as a trial lawyer on both sides of the docket. As lead counsel for plaintiffs and defendants, he has taken well over 150 jury verdicts, several of which were multiparty cases lasting more than six weeks. As defense counsel, Russ has been lead counsel in cases involving commercial  disputes, construction law, tortious interference, contracts, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, personal injury, motor vehicle liability, wrongful death, product liability, maritime, negligence, professional liability, premises liability and sexual assault. As plaintiffs’ counsel, Russ has been lead counsel representing corporations in commercial, oil and gas and construction cases. In addition to his vast experience as a trial attorney, Russ has written several appellate briefs and has argued appeals in the Texas Supreme Court, the Houston Court of Appeals and the Beaumont Court of Appeals. Russ also served as a mediator in more than 100 cases with an estimated settlement rate of 95 percent. Outside the practice of law, Russ serves as an adjunct professor at Lamar University - Beaumont.

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