Robert G. Russell Joins Board of Rotary Club of San Diego
The Rotary Club of San Diego was established in 1911 as the 33rd Rotary Club worldwide. It is now the third largest in the world. There are more than 32,000 clubs worldwide with over 1.2 million members. Each year the San Diego Rotary provides more than $150,000 and thousands of volunteer hours to support projects in San Diego and throughout Mexico. The signature program of Rotary International is the PolioPlus program, started in 1985 with the goal of eradicating polio worldwide. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently pledged $355 million to Rotary's PolioPlus campaign to eradicate the disease. By the time the goal is achieved, more than $1.2 billion will have been contributed to the effort, most by Rotarians.
Mr. Russell is a member of the firm's Real Estate and Environmental Law Team. His practice focuses on environmental and insurance matters in California and Nevada. He has represented numerous landowners, developers and business operators in matters involving contamination and permitting issues. Mr. Russell graduated from Rice University in 1968 and served three years in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant at the time of his discharge in 1972. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1975 and is admitted to practice in California and Nevada. Mr. Russell was recognized by San Diego Magazine as one of San Diego's top environmental lawyers and was selected for inclusion in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers® - San Diego lists in the Environmental category. In addition to his involvement with the Rotary Club of San Diego, Mr. Russell is a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries and serves on the steering committee of San Diego Environmental Professionals. He is a frequent lecturer to lawyers and other business professionals on environmental and insurance issues.