Russell’s practice is concentrated in the area of Insurance Defense, General Business and Commercial Litigation, Municipal Law, Civil Rights Litigation and Employment Law. Russell is a 1978 graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1981. Russell was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1981. Russell has served as Attorney for the City of Pikeville since 1986. Russell is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Pike County Bar Association (President, 1991 – 1992) and the Kentucky Defense Council. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Foundation and served as a board member from 2002-2008. He is admitted to practice before the Kentucky Supreme Court; the United States District Court for both Eastern and Western districts of Kentucky and the sixth Circuit United States court of appeals.