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Kristin M. Russell

Kristin M. Russell

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Adoption

About Me

I routinely defend clients accused of serious felonies, misdemeanors, DUI, juvenile offenses, probation and parole violations, and contempt of court in family court for child support, domestic violence or emergency protection orders.  I also serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem in civil and domestic cases.  As a Kentucky foster parent, I also relish the opportunity to represent clients in adoption cases.    


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years
  2. Adoption: 25%
    6 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    6 years



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Greg Simms

    Kristin has a stellar reputation in the legal community for Adoption and Criminal Defense. She's incredibly bright and hard working. I endorse this lawyer.


    Greg Simms DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community



KYAuthorized to practice law200904/26/2011

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo's Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Avvo's Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Volunteer Law Student AwardNorthern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyOf Counsel at Willenborg, Russell & Ireland, PLLC2011 - Present
Assistant Public AdvocateDepartment of Public Advocacy2009 - 2011
Licensed ExternDepartment of Public Advocacy2008 - 2009
Law ClerkLegal Aid of the Bluegrass2008 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
United States District Court Eastern District of KentuckyAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Felony OffensesN/A
Misdemeanor Offenses and ViolationsN/A
Juvenile OffensesN/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJuris Doctor2009
University of LouisvillePhilosophyBachelor of Arts2005