Russ Gold


Russ Gold is a trial lawyer honored with an “AV Pre-Eminent” rating by his peers (the highest rating) through Martindale Hubbell, a national, independent, lawyer rating service.  Russ focuses on the firm’s high-value and complex cases.

Before joining Fox Law, Russ began his legal career at Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP in San Diego and he became a partner at the firm.  At Luce Forward, Russ’s practice focused on complex business litigation cases including securities fraud class actions, derivative actions, and unfair competition cases.

Russ then became a founding partner of the litigation boutique firm, Pestotnik + Gold LLP.  There, Russ continued to focused on securities class actions, derivative cases, business torts, and other complex business litigation cases.  At Pestotnik + Gold LLP, Russ broadened his practice to include wrongful death, products liability and serious injury cases.  Today, Russ’s practice focuses on trial work for injured individuals and harmed consumers.

Russ has tried a variety of cases involving complex business disputes, business torts, fraud, financial elder abuse, personal injury, products liability, civil rights / excessive force, and wrongful death.

Before he became a lawyer, Russ had a successful career as a sports physical therapist in San Diego.  Russ is a graduate of LEAD San Diego and has been active in a variety of community activities.  Presently, Russ serves as the Advocacy Chair for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s San Diego Affiliate.  Russ is an avid swimmer and cyclist, and he enjoys wakeboarding, wake surfing, and snowboarding.

Russ graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a Comments Editor for the Law Review.