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Russell Rascati

Associate Attorney

Russell Rascati is an associate attorney in the Yrulegui & Roberts’ Bakersfield office. Russell was born and raised in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Russell graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2012 with a B.A. in History. While in school and after, Russell worked over a decade in the restaurant industry as a fine dining cook. Russell was also employed in numerous different fields such as a Health and Life Insurance agent in the state of Maine, as well as a medical courier. Russell moved to San Diego to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in December of 2018. He became a member of the California Bar in 2021 and briefly practiced consumer law prior to focusing on workers’ compensation defense. Outside of work, Russell enjoys reading, cheering on his favorite baseball and basketball teams, hiking, skiing, sailing, fishing, and spending time with his wife and family.

Areas of Practice

Practice is in Workers’ Compensation defense, with primary emphasis on the following areas:

  • Self-Insured Employers
  • Public Entities
  • Serious & Willful Allegations
  • Labor Code §132a
  • Medicare Set-Asides
  • Seasonal Employees
  • Impairment Ratings

Employment History

2021 – Present
Yrulegui & Roberts | Associate Attorney
Bakersfield, CA

Neale & Fhima, LLP | Associate Attorney
Dana Point, CA

2017 – 2018
San Diego Public Defender | Law Clerk
San Diego, CA


Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, CA – 2018
Juris Doctor

University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine 
Bachelor of Arts in History


2021 – The State Bar of California

Professional Affiliations

  • The State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Professionals in Workers’ Compensation
  • Fresno Industrial Claims Association
  • Valley Industrial Claims Association
  • Public Agency Risk Management Association
  • Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals
  • California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation

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