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Kristin M. Russell

About me

I grew up in Northern Kentucky and I have been practicing law here for 6 years.  I fight for my clients accused of felonies, misdemeanors, DUI, juvenile offenses, probation or parole violations, and contempt of court in family court.  As a foster and adoptive parent, I am passionate about representing clients in Kentucky adoption cases and doing everything I can to expedite the proceedings.     


Please contact me if you need an experienced criminal defense or adoption attorney. DISCLAIMER: If you send me a message through Avvo, the message does not create an attorney-client relationship.


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Practice areas


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



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas D. Summe

    Kristin is a passionate and effective advocate for her clients. She is well know for being a strong litigator and for taking excellent care of those who are wise enough to entrust her with their case. Whether it's an adoption matter or a criminal charge, you can not go wrong with Kristin Russell.


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KYAuthorized to practice law200904/26/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo's Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Avvo's Clients' 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
Kentucky Justice AssociationMember2016 - Present
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
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvillePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005