Berkowitz Hanna LLC
Russell J. Berkowitz, Esq.
Russ Berkowitz is the firm’s founding partner and is widely known as one of the leading medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys in Connecticut, obtaining over $370 million in medical malpractice and personal injury damage awards on behalf of his clients over the course of his career. Russ has represented adults and children who have sustained catastrophic birth injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, surgical injuries, anesthesia injuries, hospital injuries, amputation injuries, drug overdose injuries, wrongful death, and other life-altering medical malpractice and personal injuries. His representation has helped effectuate changes to the policies and procedures of various medical departments at healthcare institutions and medical groups throughout Connecticut.
Over the last seven years alone, Russ has obtained over 65 medical malpractice and personal injury awards of $1,000,000.00 or more for clients. Some of Russ’ awards include:
In addition, Russ and Kelly Ferraro currently represent close to 200 retired NFL players from all over the country in the highly publicized NFL Brain Concussion Lawsuit. This suit was brought by former NFL players against the NFL in Federal Court in Philadelphia stemming from severe brain injuries they sustained while playing in the NFL. Russ and Kelly have already recovered over $20 million in monetary awards on behalf of their retired NFL clients. Russ also represents clients from all over the country who have sustained catastrophic injuries stemming from vaccination allergic reactions.
Russ is also a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, where he serves on its Board of Governors and Medical Malpractice Committee. Over the years, he has lectured at numerous seminars on a wide range of medical malpractice topics and mediation/arbitration in medical malpractice cases to members of the CTLA. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Regional Bar Association, Roscoe Pound Foundation, American Trial Counsel, and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is the founder and Trustee of Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund, which partners with many non-profit organizations that support adults and children with physical and mental disabilities and women and children at risk. Russ is also the founder of Across the Globe Children’s Foundation, which partners with organizations that provide support to underprivileged children in Connecticut and builds homes, schools, libraries, and clean water and sanitation systems in impoverished villages throughout Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, El Salvador, Mexico, Bolivia, Ghana, and Laos.