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 you.
Skilled in Negotiation, Aggressive at Trial

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

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

David M. Russell

David M. Russell

family law, appeals, civil litigation 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 cases

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David M. Russell is a native of Ormond Beach and a graduate of Seabreeze High School. Mr. Russell received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Florida State University where he was a member of the Florida State Law Review and graduated ranked in the top ten percent in his class. Based upon his academic achievement during law school, Mr. Russell was elected to membership in The Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that promotes excellence in legal education. Prior to law school, he attended Washington University in St. Louis where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Russell comes to Pappas and Russell with experience from his previous employment as an Assistant State Attorney at the Office of the State Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida.

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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.