Sam Russell

Mr. Russell has extensive experience litigating a broad range of civil cases. He regularly represents contractors, subcontractors, sureties, developers, and property owners in litigation and arbitration stemming from construction disputes. He has litigated  construction related issues, in both state and federal courts, including differing site conditions, change orders, timeliness of performance, workmanship and construction defects.

Additionally, he has a great deal of experience with insurance coverage disputes.  He has represented corporate and individual policyholders in actions involving business interruption claims, asbestos liability, as well as public and private utilities seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for environmental liabilities.

Mr. Russell has represented clients in arbitration, both under the D.C. Arbitration Code, applying the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Industry Arbitration Rules, and under the UK Arbitration Act of 1996.

Before joining McRae & Metcalf, P.A., Mr. Russell had his own firm practicing in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.  In 2020, he and his wife decided to return to Tampa to be closer to family.



– Complex Commercial Litigation

– Business Litigation

– Commercial Transactions

– Surety Law

– Public Contract Law

– Construction Law


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.


Washington and Lee University, B.A., Philosophy, magna cum Laude


Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2008
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia