David Russotto

David Russotto: Attorney with Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban


David Russotto began his legal career as an attorney with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. He was stationed at Naval Base Norfolk as defense counsel and then as a Trial Counsel and Legal Services attorney at Naval Air Station Oceana. After attending Staff Judge Advocate School, David went on to work as staff judge advocate at FCTCLANT Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, providing legal advice to the base commander. In 1991 he went into private practice, and in 2000 Mr. Russotto helped found Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban.

While David's legal capabilities include personal injury law, criminal law and real estate development, his current practice is focused on representing veterans and their families in their claims for veteran's benefits. He has received his accreditation from the Department of Veterans Affairs and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims (CAVC), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and North Carolina state courts. David is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and the North Carolina State Bar Association.

David's long familiarity with the military and respect for the sacrifices made by U.S. veterans has been instrumental in his decision to represent disabled veterans and their families. Up until June 2007, veterans were not permitted to engage the services of an attorney to apply for benefits. Today, attorneys may be retained by applicants who have been turned down or received an unsatisfactory level of benefits and wish to appeal the VA's decision. For these reasons, David champions the interests of veterans across the United States.

Areas of Practice (47)

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Boating Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Veterans Law
  • Veterans Disability Law
  • Veterans Appeals
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Social Security Disability
  • Social Security Appeals
  • Dog Bites
  • Animal Attacks
  • Bus Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Negligence
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Product Recall
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Workers Compensation
  • Mass Torts
  • Military Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-506-6347  Phone
252-480-3800  Phone
757-963-0750  Fax
919-219-7851  Fax
252-335-2929  Fax
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1987; Naval Justice School
Year of First Admission:
North Carolina; Not admitted in Virginia
North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.
U.S. Navy JAGC, 1987-1991
Special Agencies:
National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA).
English and Spanish

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Chesapeake, Virginia

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