Russ was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Springhill College in 1988 and went on to attend the University of Alabama School of Law where he received his law degree in 1991. While in law school, Russ was a member of the National Moot Court Team which qualified and competed in the National Competition in New York City.Russ joined the firm as a partner in January 2015 Russ is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Alabama and in the United States District Courts in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Association for Justice, the Mobile and Baldwin County Bar Associations, Alabama State Bar and the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.
Russ has over 25 years of litigation experience. He spent the first seven years of his practice working for a large defense firm in Mobile where the bulk of his practice consisted of representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation. For the last 16 years, Russ’ exclusive emphasis has been on the plaintiff’s side focusing primarily on personal injury, products liability, nursing home related claims and insurance disputes. While the bulk of his cases have been in Mobile and Baldwin counties, Russ has handled cases throughout the state. Russ feels that his past experience on the defense side gives him a unique advantage when fighting for his clients.
When he is not practicing law Russ enjoys running, coaching his daughters in basketball, and coaching the Spanish Fort High School Girls Cross Country Team. Russ has served on the Board of the Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation, and currently serves on the Citrin Safety Foundation Board where he has participated in putting on the “Alive at 25” safe driving seminars to area high schools in Mobile and Baldwin County.