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Philip Russell

Board Certified, Criminal Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions: Connecticut, New York

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Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1994, Philip Russell has tried more than fifty felony trials to verdict, and has defended criminal cases throughout the metro New York area and Connecticut, in the Midwest and abroad.

Professionally, Mr. Russell enjoys an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating in ability and ethics that his colleagues can confer upon him.

Philip Russell is a 1984 graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Prior to graduation, Mr. Russell worked for three years as a paralegal for a prominent criminal litigation firm in New York City, assisting in narcotics trafficking and homicide trials and investigations, larceny and extortion cases, appeals, clemency petitions, and official corruption matters.

Experience You Can Count On. 

 From 1984 through 1988 Mr. Russell was a prosecutor in the Bronx County District Attorney’s office, where he served in the Criminal Court, Grand Jury, and Rackets/Investigations bureaus, prosecuting assaults, homicides, burglaries, thefts, and official misconduct.

In 1988 Mr. Russell joined a medium-sized Greenwich law firm, where his practice included civil litigation involving secured transactions, bankruptcy and business reorganizations, commercial disputes, and real estate litigation. In 1993 he formed this firm, specifically focused on litigation.

Mr. Russell has lectured attorneys both locally and at national meetings and symposia on matters involving incarceration, police investigations, drunk driving enforcement. His firm has received awards and commendations for pro-bono work, for “friend of the court” briefs filed on behalf of professional organizations, and for service to the professional community.

Mr. Russell has served as President of the Greenwich Bar association, as a board member of the Fairfield County Bar Association, the Westchester County Criminal Justice Section of the County Bar, and is member of the National and Connecticut associations of criminal defense attorneys. He has served on the Editorial Board of the Connecticut Law Tribune and the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors.

If you need to reach Attorney Russell for any reason, he can be reached at 203-661-4200.

Experience You Can Trust

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Client Reviews

“good man – great team. phil and his associates helped me settle my mothers small estate. they always treated me and my family well and i am very lucky to have had them on my side.”
“andrew took on my case with the confidence of a truly informed professional. he was articulate and upfront with me.”
“outstanding counsel. Mr russell was one of the key compenents that allowed me to turn my life around, hit restart, and send me in the right direction.”