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John Edgie Russell

also known as J. Edgie Russell

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


  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

10 total 

  • Scott Cameron Briggs

    Mr. Russel is thoughtful, very knowledgable, and provides helpful advice. I endorse this lawyer.


    Scott Briggs Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
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