My name is Megan Russo, though some may remember me as Megan Searls. I have worked in Jacksonville as a civil trial attorney since 2004, handling cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, homeowners’ insurance disputes, and other first party claims.
I bring to mediation a unique perspective of having litigated on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants. The first five years of my career was with a defense firm, where I was part of a trial team that won several defense verdicts. I also had the honor of arguing (successfully) before the First District Court of Appeals on behalf of an insurance company. In 2009, I joined a large plaintiff’s firm and began representing individuals. I have tried numerous cases on behalf of plaintiffs, though I take the most pride in a punitive damages verdict obtained against a drunk driver and two seven figure verdicts as part of a team mentored by the late Michelline Haynes Ruth.
When you mediate with me, expect efficiency, competency and authenticity. I will respect you and your clients and always seek to reach your goals, not mine. I appreciate the opportunity to help you resolve cases.
- Contract Disputes
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Property Damage
- Railroad & Trucking
- Wrongful Death
- 2003 Juris Doctor, Florida Coastal School of Law
Cum Laude (graduated third in class, multiple book awards)
- 1999 B.A., Speech Communication, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Magna Cum Laude
Memberships & Affiliations
- Florida Bar
- United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
- Florida Supreme Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
- Federal Court Certified Mediator
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