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Russell W. Budd - Dallas, TX

3102 Oak Lawn AvenueSuite 1100 Dallas, TX 75219- 4283

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Updated: 09/15/2022

Dallas Mass Torts Lawyer


Russell W. Budd is a major force in the world of plaintiff’s attorneys, having devoted his three-decade career to championing the rights of people and communities injured by corporate malfeasance. Currently Mr. Budd presides over one of the nation’s largest plaintiff’s firms, Baron & Budd, PC, headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, California and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


About Russell W. Budd

Practice Areas

  • Mass Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fraudulent Banking
  • Qui Tam
  • Consumer Fraud Issues

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1979
  • Michigan, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association for Justice (Board of Governors)
  • Dallas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors and Executive Committee)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1979
  • Trinity University, 1976
    Honors: cum laude

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, "Multidistrict Litigation in Texas", Texas Bar Association's 28th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, September 28, 2005
  • Panelist, "Anatomy of a Successful Asbestos Bankruptcy", Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference, June 10, 2005
  • Speaker, Andrews' Asbestos Litigation 2005 Conference, April 28, 2005
  • Panelist, "Overview of 2004 and Anticipating 2005 on State and Federal Legislation Front", Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference, December 6, 2004
  • Co-Chair, "Wall Street Forum: Asbestos", Mealey Publications & Conferences Group, April 20, 2004
  • Panelist, "Critical Issues in Mass Tort Litigation",, April 9, 2003


Other Sources of Feedback About Russell W. Budd

Included on the 2023 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Russell W. Budd on Super Lawyers


  • Harry M. Philo Award Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, American Association for Justice, 2010
  • Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award, American Association for Justice, 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Media, Inc.; Key Professional Media, 2003 - 2009
  • Top Ten Texas Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Media, Inc.; Key Professional Media, 2006
  • Public Justice Foundation's "Trial Lawyer of the Year" award, 2007 - Present
  • Finalist, Public Justice Award, 2012 - Present
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2009
  • Top Ten Texas Super Lawyers, Thompson Reuters, 2006
  • 2014 - Present: The Best Lawyers in America - Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions & Personal Injury Litigation
  • Lawyer of the Year - Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions : Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year - Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions : Best Lawyers, 2017
  • 2017-Present: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers



Office Information


3102 Oak Lawn AvenueSuite 1100 Dallas, TX 75219- 4283


  • 214-523-6600

Office Hours

24 Hours


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