Firm Overview



Pappas & Russell is a firm dedicated to protecting the rights of people facing difficult legal problems
in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, family law and civil litigation.

Our Daytona Beach Fl. based attorneys began their legal careers doing insurance
defense work.

It was there they learned how to objectively analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a case.

Our lawyers now use their experience, skills and knowledge to fight on behalf
of people whose rights have been threatened, are suffering and whose futures are in doubt.

Whether you need a personal injury lawyer, medical malpractice attorney, family
law attorney, a criminal attorney or a civil litigation lawyer, Pappas & Russell will stand up for
Skilled in Negotiation, Aggressive at Trial

Established in 1993, our law firm can help you with a wide range of legal

Partners George Pappas and David B. Russell and associate David M. Russell are
here to fight for you.

George Pappas

George Pappas

criminal defense attorney

David B. Russell

David B. Russell

personal injury attorney


George S. Pappas is a native of Daytona Beach, Florida. He attended the
University of Florida where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 1973 and a J.D. in 1976.

Mr. Pappas gained a great deal of experience with criminal law working for the
State Attorney’s Office, where he became the Consumer Division Chief. After leaving the State
Attorney’s office in 1985 he worked as an insurance defense attorney.
In 1990, he opened his own practice drawing on his past experience to represent the injured and
those charged with everything from traffic tickets to first-degree murder.

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David Russell was born in Tampa, Florida, and grew up in Daytona Beach . He
received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1981 and was awarded
his J.D. from Nova University in 1984.
From 1984-86, Mr. Russell served as an assistant Public Defender, handling appellate cases,
misdemeanor trial division and the felony trial division. In 1986 he went into private practice
handling insurance defense cases.Since 1991, Mr. Russell has exclusively handled personal injury

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Why Choose Us


We help victims

We help victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice and other acts of negligence obtain compensation and justice.

We defend your rights and freedom

We defend the rights and freedom of people accused of DUI, drug crimes and other misdemeanors and felonies.

We guide clients

We guide clients through the divorce process and resolve related family law problems such as child support, child custody and property division.

we pursue and defend civil litigation

Pappas & Russell also pursues and defends civil litigation involving commercial disputes, insurance claims, employment law disputes, contested wills and probate litigation and real estate issues.

skilled and aggressive

We are skilled in negotiation, aggressive at trial and determined to succeed in every case we handle.

we treat everyone fairly

Fighting for Fairness, Justice and Equality
This is not just a slogan for our law firm. It’s the way we operate. Our firm believes in treating everyone fairly and with respect and courtesy.