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Senior Partner

More than three decades ago, “Russ” Russell began practicing law in Jackson, Mississippi. Over the years, he has become one of Mississippi’s most highly respected attorneys. A certified public accountant with a masters in tax law, he is also one of the area’s most versatile, well-rounded lawyers.

Russ grew up in a family of hard-working farmers in Clarksdale, MS, where the family has been farming some of the same family ground since the 1850s. He honed his craft in the legal field as a partner in some of Jackson’s most prestigious law firms, including Magruder Montgomery Brocato & Hosemann, PA, Phelps Dunbar LLP, and Watkins Ludlum Winter & Stennis, PA.

His time at these firms gave him a solid foundation on which he built the firm that he leads today.  As principal in the firm, Russ oversees the work of the firm’s other attorneys to make sure every client gets the benefit of his singular expertise.

Russ earned his B.B.A. degree from Delta State University in 1977. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law, he attended the law school at New York University, a school with unrivaled status in matters of tax law. Russ received his Master of Laws (in Taxation) from New York University in 1982.

Sidenote: If you are familiar with Mississippi, you probably recognize Russ’s  middle name. Russ is the great-great grandson of James Lusk Alcorn, elected as the first Republican Governor for the State of Mississippi in 1869. Governor Alcorn was passionate about public education and was responsible for the creation of the university that bears his name, Alcorn State University (located in the county also named for him). Mr. Alcorn would be proud to know that his great-great grandson shares many of his convictions to this day.

Today, Russ is married with one daughter, two sons, and is the proud grandfather of six grandchildren. In what little spare time he has, he enjoys hunting, gardening and the company of his family.

Practice Areas

Corporate and Business
Employee Benefits
ERISA and ERISA Litigation
Retirement and Health Benefits
LLCs and Partnerships
Taxation and Tax Issues
IRS Audits and Assessments
Mississippi Department of Revenue Audits and Assessments
Probate and Intestacy
Wills, Trusts and Estates
Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Fraud, Deceit and Fiduciary Litigation
Business Litigation



All Mississippi courts, 1981
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 1982
United States Tax Court, 1982
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1982
United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2000
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2000
U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
Certified Public Accountant, 1979


New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1982
University of Mississippi, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1981
Phi Delta Phi
Moot Court Board
Delta State University, BBA, 1977

Professional Associations

Mississippi Bar Association – Sections on:
Business Law
Estates and Trusts
Capital Area Bar Association
Mississippi Estate Planning Council
American Bar Association – Sections on:
Labor and Employment Law
Business Law
Real Property
General Practice
Federal Bar Association
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Sections on:
Intellectual Property
Mississippi Society of CPAs
Central Chapter of CPAs
Rotary Club of Jackson
Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership
Rankin County Chamber of Commerce

Community Organizations

Mississippi National Multiple Sclerosis Society
DSU Alumni Association
Delta State University Foundation, Inc.
Northside YMCA.
St. James Episcopal Church

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