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John Edgie Russell

John Edgie Russell

also known as J. Edgie Russell

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI

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About Me

I been pratcing law in the State of Maryland for over thirty (30) years. I have extensive trial experience in both the District and Circuit Courts, as well as having handled appeals before Maryland Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Special Appeals. I am a Court appointed mediator for child custody cases and marital property cases, as well as being trained in Collaborative law. My primary area of focus is in the area of Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Alimony claims and Separation and Property Settlement Agreements.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    35 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    35 years, 100 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 5%
    35 years, 300 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    35 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer. Such a wonderful spirit and is truly dedicated to clients.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Lawrence E Heffner JR

    Mr. Russell is one of Maryland's most experienced, knowledgeable and skilled family law practitioners. I would highly recommend him to anyone involved in a divorce, custody or other family law matter.


    Lawrence Heffner Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Russell & Heffner, L.L.C.

153 West Patrick Street
Suite D
Frederick, MD, 21701



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRussell, Heffner & Morrison1994 - 2000
AttorneyJ. Edgie Russell Attorney at Law1980 - 1988

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Frederick County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteePresident2002 - 2002
Frederick County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteePast PresidentN/A
Frederick County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Frederick County Defense BarMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Norris B. Carter vs. State, Maryland Court of Appeals, 319 Md. 618, 574 A2d. 305 (1990).Overturned Circuit Court

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Kenyon CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1976