p18 ScottScott    Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., announced that Russell K. Scott, an officer and leader of the firm’s Belleville office, has received the 2018 Medal of Merit Award from the Illinois State Bar Association.
    Scott was honored June 16 at the ISBA’s 142nd Annual Meeting.
    The Medal of Merit Award recognizes attorneys for exemplary achievement and continuous long-standing service to the legal profession and the community. It is awarded rarely, given only to those who have made “a significant contribution to the altruistic goals of the profession or the public.”
    A member of Greensfelder’s Litigation Practice Group, Scott defends claims including class actions, civil RICO suits, and toxic and mass tort litigation. His work also has included product liability, industrial accident cases, premises liability, construction, insurance coverage, and legal and medical malpractice suits.
    Scott is a former member of the ISBA’s Board of Governors and a former president of the St. Clair County Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Foundation. Among his other numerous leadership roles in local, state and national organizations, he also has served as chairman, president and chief volunteer officer for the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and chairman of the Belleville Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.