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Russell D. Hall, Partner

Contact Info

Phone number: (716) 362-9822 
Email: rhall@hwcomp.com

Admitted to Practice

  • New York, 1996

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M., 1995
       
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D., cum laude, 1994
    • Honors: Senator, Student Bar Association of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1992-1993
    • Law Review: Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Associate Editor, 1993 – 1994
       
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    • B.A., 1990

Mr. Hall devotes the majority of his practice to litigating workers’ compensation claims. He has specialized in analyzing chemical exposure and volunteer firefighter claims.

During law school, Mr. Hall was a member of Law Review and he is published. He authored United States v. Wake: Fifth Circuit Hands Down Hard-Line Intent Requirement in School Yard Statute, 10 Cooley L. Rev. 443, 1993. While attending law school, he received honors including the American Jurisprudence Award for both Advocacy and Labor Law, as well as a Book Award for Gun Control Seminar.

His legal speaking engagements include presenting at the 2001 Bar Association of Erie County’s Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE) on the topic of Workers’ Compensation Law Section 137, and speaking at the 2013 CLE on the subject of What Constitutes “Active Participation” for Labor Market Attachment.

Mr. Hall has appeared before the Third Department, Appellate Division, arguing various issues on both Volunteer Firefighter and Workers’ Compensation claims.

He is the former Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee for the Bar Association of Erie County. He is also a member of the Bar Association of Erie County and the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Hall is a passionate outdoorsman. He loves to hunt and fish with his family and friends, and he volunteers his time to teach others about the hunting and shooting sports. In 1991, Mr. Hall was certified by the N.Y.S. D.E.C. to teach both the Hunter Safety and Duck Identification courses. Since 1991, he has instructed hundreds of New Yorkers in safe firearm handling, hunting ethics and hunting regulations, as well as seasons, bag limits and methods of identifying different species of waterfowl. By teaching others about the wise and ethical use of the environment Mr. Hall hopes to ensure the preservation of this resource for generations to come.

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