Russell F. Watters - Brown & James, P.C.

Russell F. Watters

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 314-242-5252

Russell Watters is a shareholder and one of the founding members of Brown and James. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex business and insurance litigation and catastrophic injury and death cases. He frequently lectures to both professional and industry organizations on litigation topics.

He is considered one of the leading authorities in the field of business and insurance law, personal injury and products liability litigation, having tried over 200 cases to conclusion and over 100 appeals throughout the State and Federal levels. He is retained by a number of the national home offices of many of the largest companies throughout the United States. He is continually named a Super Lawyer by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer Magazine and has been awarded the annual "No 1 Trial Defense Verdict in Missouri" honor twice by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. He has also been inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. 

Southern Illinois University CarbondaleBA 1973Saint Louis UniversityJ.D. 1976
American College of Coverage and Extracontractual CounselClaims & Litigation Management AllianceCouncil on Ethical Billing ManagementDefense Research InstituteIllinois State Bar AssociationMissouri Organization of Defense LawyersProperty Loss Research BureauAmerican Board of Trial Advocates

Client Comments

"Brown & James, PC, in general, and Russ Watters and Mike Ward, in particular, are the strongest, most knowledgeable, most reliable attorneys that I encounter anywhere in the country. (My practice localities are Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, Des Moines, Sioux City, Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Ocala)."

-Bob Kamp
senior attorney
Auto Owners Insurance Company

"As house counsel for a major insurance company, I manage bodily injury insurance defense litigation in connection with seven branch offices in four states (MO, NE, IA, and FL) and have had experience in the past with branch offices in a couple of other states as well (MI and OH). Over the past 15 years, I have dealt with many different defense firms and attorneys, but I have encountered none that come close to the competence of Brown & James, and none that give me the supreme level of confidence that I enjoy knowing that they are handling a matter. Specifically, Russ Watters is the single best attorney that I have encountered in the past 15 years."

-Bob Kamp
senior attorney
Auto Owners Insurance Company

Office Location

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 1100
800 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the St. Louis Metro Area
Russell F. Watters has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Other Information

Gender: Male