No, Russ Brown is alive and well! He’s FINALLY (!) taking things easy in California. He’s a little amused by all the concern. Now in his eighties, Russ (a.k.a. Iron Man) still enjoys an occasional ride but stopped actively litigating cases over a decade ago. As someone who has worked closely with him on a daily basis, traveled with him, and who admires him greatly, I can tell you that all the Legends about the man are true. Russ is an accomplished rider with tons of miles on two wheels, a loyal friend, husband, and father, a brilliant businessman and an absolutely fearless advocate for motorcyclists. He was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame in 2013 because of his life long dedication and contribution to the biker community.
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame
Russ Brown Dr. At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground
15 years ago, in what he describes as “the best decision he ever made”, Russ handed over the litigation at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® (Brown, Koro & Romag, LLP in California) to fellow rider and law partner, Chuck Koro. Russ then concentrated on marketing and relationships and offering his guidance, building on his experience. Next, Russ brought in Jim Romag, then his high-achieving Chicago, IL affiliate, to head our Northen California office. He built a team to take the company to new heights and (of course) succeeded like he always does. Chuck & Jim realized impressive verdicts and settlements while preserving the philanthropic side of RBMA with growing financial support to the riding community. The end result? Nothing much changed here at all except that Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® became bigger and stronger than ever.
Russ Loves His Toys
It’s important to understand that Russ decided to step back (“retire” to him is an offensive word not in his vocabulary) in order to offer his guidance and experience. He did this for two reasons—because 1) he cares deeply about protecting motorcyclists and 2) he’s a very smart man. It is important to him that he preserve what he has worked so hard to build. He made sure that his legacy and good name will endure and that the BAM mission and rider volunteer network will continue to flourish, even in another 15 years, when, yes, he may not be around.
Russ Brown is the ORIGINAL motorcycle attorney, the first in the nation to call himself that, way back in 1975. He didn’t go out looking for a niche practice—Russ created it. A “man’s man” and a big tough teddy bear of a guy with a heart to match, Russ’ mantra at the office is always: The Client Comes First. Our trademark: We Ride, We Care, We Win® is not a marketing slogan for us so much as it is a real description of who we are. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® ARE Riders Helping Riders®, the real deal.
Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™
These days, you can’t tell by looking at a website or an advertisement, what a law firm is all about. There are a lot of posers out there, pay-to-play-referral services, and attorneys who practice a hodgepodge of law but call themselves motorcycle accident lawyers. Brown, Koro & Romag, LLP’s entire practice is dedicated to injured motorcyclists, and we have decades of experience leading the field. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® are the first and (arguably, although you would lose!) the top law network specializing in motorcycle accidents in the U.S.
Ride To The Flags Rally in Malibu, CA
Thank you, Russ, for all you did and continue to do for the motorcycle community. And from me and my coworkers at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®, in the office and in the field, we love and respect you, and SO APPRECIATE the awesome workplace you created. Thank you for your wisdom, passion, high standards and commitment to fighting for what’s right. We’re proud to come to work and we love what we do!
If you go down, call Russ Brown® Motorcycle Attorneys®!
A Throwback To Then Team At The Rock Store
By Wendy Koro