Angela Russell is the regional managing partner of the Baltimore office and chair of the firm's Diversity Committee. She has significant trial experience and has tried cases in the District of Columbia and across the state of Maryland. Her practice encompasses the defense of professional liability matters, including medical malpractice and legal malpractice actions in addition to claims against agents, brokers and other professionals. Angela regularly handles and supervises general casualty matters for insurers and self-insured entities on premises liability claims, security matters, hospitality cases and recreational defense claims. Angela is also frequently called on to handle toxic tort matters.
Angela possesses an innate ability to connect with her clients, identify their needs and communicate effectively throughout the litigation cycle. Her rapport in the courtroom is equally impressive. An aggressive litigator, Angela is adept at tapping the persistence, preparation and training she gained early on in a variety of public speaking engagements and tackling three marathons. Angela worked at prominent defense firms in Minnesota and Washington, DC, prior to joining Wilson Elser.
Angela is the former co-chairperson of the Civil Jury Instructions Committee for the Bar Association for the District of Columbia as well as a former adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. She is a board member for Community Law in Action, a nonprofit Maryland organization that seeks to inspire and engage young people to be effective problem solvers, critical thinkers and advocates for positive change. She is a member of numerous local and national bar associations and was chosen to become an American Bar Fellow in 2015. She is an officer in the Maryland Chapter for the Claims and Litigation management Alliance and is on the steering committee for Maryland’s Diverse Partner’s Network.
Angela was selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers for 2015 and 2016. She was also identified as a 2015 Women Leader in the law by the American Lawyer Legal Leaders and is rated as an AV Preeminent lawyer by Martindale Hubbell. Angela was featured as one of 2015’s Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine. Most importantly Angela is the proud mother of two children, Ashley 15 and Adrian 12.