Russell is a civil litigator with over thirty-five years of experience trying cases in the state and federal courts, including many succesful jury trials. His practice is focused on business litigation, professional liability, employment, and construction. He also frequently represents executives with respect to the negotiation of employment and severance agreements and related litigation matters.
As an integral member of the firm's management team, Russell serves on the Management Committee and as co-chair of the Commercial Litigation and Professional Liability Groups.
With the maturation and development of his practice, Russell serves a number of large and small businesses as principal outside advisor on a broad array of legal matters, including corporate and contract, employment, regulatory, and litigation. He also acts as national litigation counsel for a major professional liability insurer for which he has appeared in twenty-two states.
Some of Russell's accomplishments include: named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” (top 5% of Massachusetts) by the publishers of Boston Magazine every year since the designation was created in 2004; voted one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts in 2006 and 2007 and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New England in 2008 and 2009; recognized by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as a Leading Practitioner in Labor and Employment Law for 2007, 2008, and 2009; received an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest rating, in The Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory.
Recognizing the importance of civic engagement, Russell is an Overseer for the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, where he also serves as a member of the Governance Committee. He is also a member of the Hingham Personnel Board, where he is responsible for the town's employee relations, union negotiations, and personnel policies.