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Russell C. Buffkin

Member of the Firm

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
AV Preeminent

Russell C. Buffkin - Helmsing Law

Professional Experience

Complex civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice claims. Russell’s practice includes product liability litigation, defense of pharmaceutical and medical device companies, professional malpractice defense, maritime cases, environmental claims and commercial litigation. He has also dedicated a sizable portion of his practice to construction issues, where he has represented developers, general contractors, engineers, architects, building product manufacturers and suppliers in all aspects of construction disputes.


  • University of Alabama Law School J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL M.B.A., May 1996
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL B.S. (Finance), May 1992
  • Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA  1987-1989

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America – 2013 to present
  • Alabama Super Lawyers – 2012 to present