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Glenn F. Russell, Jr. is the founding attorney at the Massachusetts foreclosure defense law firm, Glenn F. Russell, Jr. & Associates, P.C. Attorney Russell earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law. While he was in law school, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Ireland with the United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as his professor. Mr. Russell has been practicing bankruptcy and foreclosure law for over 10 years. After seeing numerous homeowners lose their homes and property without having anyone to help them, Attorney Russell knew that he wanted to pursue foreclosure and bankruptcy. Attorney Russell is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar and Boston Bar Associations, and he has been a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys since 2001. Attorney Russell successfully argued the appeal for the LaRace family in the national precedent setting case, U.S. Bank, Nat'l Ass'n v. Ibanez,  decided by the Masschusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 2011. In 2012, Attorney. Russell was named Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and was also awarded with “Top Attorney!”  by Boston Magazine. In addition, Attorney Russell is known for his pro bono work, and in 2010 and 2011 he achieved the First Justices’ Award for Pro Bono Excellence. 


At Glenn F. Russell, Jr. & Associates, P.C., Attorney Russell believes it is important to get to know every client on a personal level. No matter how much time it takes to reach an outcome, Mr. Russell does everything in his power to help his clients obtain debt relief. He understands that his clients are facing some of the most overwhelming times in their lives, and he provides them with individualized attention and compassionate service. If you would like to find out how you may be able to retain the representation of Attorney Russell, do not hesitate to contact Glenn F. Russell, Jr. & Associates, P.C.


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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 95%
    12 years, 250 cases
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%
    12 years, 100 cases



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  • Edward Rice

    Attorney Russell is the go to guy for foreclosure defense. He has worked on foreclosure related issues for many years and been pivotal in precedent setting litigation.


    Edward Rice Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Russell is a remarkable attorney in the area of foreclosure. His work has been groundbreaking in this area and he continues to lead the fight for homeowners of the Commonwealth.


    Paul Pezza Financial Markets and Services Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Glenn F. Russell, Jr. & Associates, P.C.

38 Rock St #12
Fall River, MA, 02720-3130


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2011 Lawyer of The YearMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2012
2012 Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
2012 Top AttorneyBoston Magazine2012
2011 First Justices' Award for Pro Bono ExcellenceBarnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth County MA2011
2010 First Justices' Award for Pro-Bono ExcellenceBarnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth County MA First Justices2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyGlenn F. Russell, Jr., & Associates, P.C.2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2011 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. Bank v. Ibanez (and another)- 458 Mass. 637 (Jan. 2011)National precedent setting victory for my cients resulting in the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court affirming Land Court decision for My Clients
HSBC Bank, USA v. Jodi B. Matt (Mass. SJC) 464 Mass. 193 (Jan. 2013)Victory for my client at Massachsetts Supreme Judicial Court, resulting in a remand back to Land Court
Galiastro v. MERS - Mass. SJC - (SJC-11299) (Feb. 13, 2014)Victory for my Ciients at Mass SJC, remanding case back to Worcester Superiot Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Real Estate Blog - Rich VetsteinBackdated Mortgage Assignment Comes Back To Haunt Foreclosure Lender in Juarez v. Select Portfolio2013
Massachsetts Real Estate Blog - Rich VetsteinLand Court Paves Way For Clearing Defective Foreclosure Titles2013
Massachusetts Real Estate Blog - Rich VetsteinBreaking: Massachusetts SJC Issues Another Important Foreclosure Ruling In HSBC Bank v. Matt2013
BloombergSeizures Threatened in Massachusetts With Naked Loans Challenge: Mortgages2012
Massachusetts Real Estate BlogSJC Agrees To Hear Crucial Foreclosure Standing Case In HSBC Bank v. Matt2012
Fall River HeraldWhat the foreclosure settlement means for Massachusetts2012
Massachusetts Real Estate Blog - Rich VetsteinMassachusetts SJC To Decide Three Important Foreclosure Cases This Fall Term2012
MFI-MiamiMass SJC Agrees To Hear Another Ground Breaking Case From Glenn Russell2012
Massachusetts Real Estate BlogHSBC v. Matt2011
BloombergFaulty Foreclosure May Mean Massachusetts Buyer Isn’t Owner2011
BloombergForeclosures May Be Undone by State Ruling on Mortgage Transfer2011
BusinessweekThe Foreclosure Mess Could Last for Years2011
BBC NewsUS foreclosures in new legal trouble2011
WestLaw NewsTop Mass. court says banks can't foreclose without proper title2011
Law 360Mass. Court Voids Wells Fargo, US Bank Foreclosures2011
MSNBC.comBanks lose important ruling on foreclosures2011
CNBC.comBanks lose key foreclosure ruling in top Massachusetts court2011
Yahoo FinanceBanks lose key foreclosure case in top Mass. court2011
Jane Bryant-QuinnYes, you can afford a lawyer to fight a bank that wrongfully foreclosed2011
Motley FoolRobo-Signers Spell More Trouble for Banks2010
BusinessweekForeclosure Errors May Cloud Ownership of U.S. Homes2010
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyLawyer touting new foreclosure defense2010
MFI MiamiSaying I Do, Can Mean Saying “Oh No You Don’t”, To A Foreclosing Lender2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
O. Max Gardner's Bankruptcy BootcampN/AN/A2011
University of Massachusetts School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FHFA - Washington D.C.Mortgage Securitization Seminar2013
MCLE 14th Annual Real Estate Law ConferenceKeynote Speaker2012
50 State Attorney General SettlementImpact of Settment on Foreclosres-Borrowers Perspective2012
New Developments In Massachusetts ForeclosureForeclosure Defense2010