The Law Offices of Nordstrom, Steele, Nicolette & Blythe

Russell E. Nordstrom, Esq.


Position:
Member

Born:
Salt Lake City, Utah, September 6, 1946.

Admitted to bar, 1974, California and U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; 1992, Nebraska; 1994, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Education:
University of Southern California (B.A., 1969); Loyola University of Los Angeles (J.D., 1974).

Awards and Honors:
Recipient-CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 1997. President CAALA 1999; American Board of Trial Advocates Member with the Rank of Diplomat.

Author:
“Damages – Their Many Faces,” CTLA Forum, April 1979;
“Apportionment of Damages in Wrongful Death Cases,” LATLA Advocate, September 1992;
“The Not So Peculiar Risk Doctrine,” LATLA Advocate, May 1993.

Speaker:
Trial Related topics on more than 50 CLE Seminars. Consultant, California Government Tort Liability Practice, 3rd Ed., Regents of University of California, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1992.

Member:
American Board Of Trail Advocates 1982 – Present; Asbestos Litigation Group. Settlement Officer; LASC Settlement Project, 1985 — . Member: Los Angeles County, Nebraska State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, formerly LATLA (Member, Board of Governors, 1987- ; Officer/Executive Board Member, 1992- ; President, 1999-2000; Recipient, CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 1997); Consumer Attorneys of California, formerly CTLA Sustaining Member, 1977- ; Member, Board of Governors, 1996- ; Member: Political Action Committee, 1977-1979; Legislative Action Committee, 1977- ; Recognized experience in General Personal Injury, Products Liability and Professional Negligence Law; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Sustaining Member, 1981-2011.

Mr. Nordstrom has tried more than 125 civil cases in the Superior and Federal Courts. He has received on behalf of his clients several seven figure and dozens of six figure awards. Cases tried have been in asbestos related cancer (esthetical cases in particular); product liability, vehicular collisions, air crash, medical malpractice and construction defect matters.

(Recognized experience in the fields of General Personal Injury, Professional Negligence and Products Liability by the California Trial Lawyers Association)

Languages:
English, Spanish

Practice Areas:
Plaintiffs Trial Practice; Products Liability Law; General Negligence Trial Law; Appeals.