Jennings, Haug & Cunningham L.L.P. announced that Russell Yurk joined the firm. Mr. Yurk’s practice is focused in professional liability, lawyer discipline, and complex civil litigation. For more than 15 years, Mr. Yurk has represented lawyers and other professionals in professional liability and discipline matters.

In addition to his professional liability practice, Mr. Yurk maintains an active practice in complex civil litigation representing clients in large-exposure cases involving product liability, commercial, contract, class action, business tort, and environmental claims.

Mr. Yurk is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct;  serves as the Vice-Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee; and regularly conducts seminars for the legal community on ethics and professionalism.

Mr. Yurk serves as a Judge Pro Tem of the Superior Court of the State of Arizona, Maricopa County, and is a Pro Bono Consultant on Lawyer Discipline Matters for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Yurk is a replay official for the National Football League.

In 1998, Mr. Yurk earned his law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law after graduating with his bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University.