C. Russell Canestraro


Russ is a partner with ACML working primarily out of Columbus. He does travel to the Jackson office on a weekly basis. With 20 years of experience, Russ focuses his practice on compensation and litigation. He is a frequent speaker on various topics related to workers’ compensation.

Russ is a native of Urbana, OH and graduated from Urbana High School in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University in 1988. Law school was completed in 1991 at Ohio Northern University.

Russ is married to his high school sweet heart. He and Monica have been blessed with five children, of which two are adopted.


Ohio Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, Southern District, Ohio

Membership Affiliates

Ohio Association of Justice

Columbus Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

“Our clients lives are so intertwined with what we do that we do become friends and that’s the beauty of doing this practice.”
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