Staff member, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
Dean Jimmy Green Scholarship
University of Kansas School of Business, B.S. Bus. Admin. 1994
Kansas State and Federal Courts
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Russ’ practice focuses almost exclusively on civil litigation, with an emphasis in plaintiff’s insurance and consumer protection litigation. However, Russ also has significant experience in business litigation, probate litigation, and non-insurance defense work. Clients retain Russ in the following types of matters:
Insurance claims of all types (liability, bad faith, hail, fire, storm, etc.)
Car accidents and semi-truck accidents
Elder financial abuse claims
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Insurance Law Editor, Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Wichita Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Lawyer of the Year
In 2020, Best Lawyers identified Russ as Wichita's Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.
Russ Hazlewood is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in the state of Kansas, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2004, Russ co-founded Graybill & Hazlewood, L.L.C., in Wichita, Kansas. Before that, he was associated with Moore Martin, L.C., and Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm L.L.C.
Russ is a Past President of the Kansas Bar Association’s Litigation Section, and he serves on the Board of Governors of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. Russ is the Insurance Law Editor of the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. Russ is regularly invited to and does present continuing legal education presentations on consumer protection, legal ethics, insurance law, and civil litigation practice.
In 2003, Russ was honored with the Consumer Advocate Award by the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. In 2007, he received the Thomas Sullivan Memorial Award from the Kansas Association for Justice. Russ has been rated AV Preeminent® by his peers, as reported by Martindale-Hubbell, for many years. He is also listed in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Fish v. Kobach: The District of Kansas Seriously Discourages Discovery Abuse, Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 39, No. __, _____, 2016.
The Insurance “Renewal Rule” – Avoiding Latent Changes in Renewal Policies, Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 38, No. 1, September, 2014.
Liability Insurance for Intentional Torts: An Introduction to Coverage for Personal and Advertising Injury, Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 34, No. 6, July, 2013.
Nixing the Catch-22: Recovery of Replacement Cost Value When Repair or Replacement is Frustrated by the Insurer, Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 35, no. 4, March, 2012.
Deposing Sergeant Shultz: How to Address the Unprepared or Evasive Corporate Representative Designated Under Rule 30(b)(6), Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 34, no. 6, July, 2011.
Unconditional: Public Liability Coverage for Interstate Motor Carrier Accidents Under the Federal Form MCS-90 Endorsement, Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 33, no. 6, July 2010.
Sweet Ambiguity: Preserving Liability Coverage With the Separation of Insureds Provision, Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 32, No 3, January 2009.
Without limitation, Russ participated as counsel of record in the following lawsuits in which a published or significant unpublished opinion was issued: