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Languages spoken: Mandarin, Arabic, French

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 60%
    7 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 25%
    7 years
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 12%
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 3%
    7 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Chris Matthew Limberopoulos

    Russell Rhea is a well respected, hard working advocate and I would commend him to anyone looking for legal representation.


    Chris Limberopoulos Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Hard

    I endorse this lawyer. Russell Boon Rhea is a diligent advocate who brings a multidisciplinary approach to the practice of law. He treats clients and opponents with professionalism and respect.


    Eric Hard Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Russell Boon Rhea, LLC

669 Chicago Boulevard.
Detroit, MI, 48202



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in CT, 2009


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Russell’s comment: “I was suspended for 30 days which ended 3.5 years ago! -- had NOTHING to do with money, my clients, or my lawyering skills. I have never been grieved, I have never filed a claim with my E&O carrier. AVVO rating system cannot distinguish between a 5 year suspension for stealing clients' funds and a 30 day suspension for a technical violation. -- Avvo won't accomodate Federal Admissions. I am admitted to the US Federal Districts of Connecticut and the Eastern District of Michigan. -- Avvo is lame.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Academic GrantUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2004
Merit Grants (2)Thunderbird School of Global Management1986
MENSA MembershipMENSA1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Russell Boon Rhea, LLC2008 - Present
Owner - Mortgage BrokerAll Mortgage Services & Litchfield Mortgage Services2000 - 2010
Loan Officer, Senior Loan Officer, & Branch ManagerFairbank, Northeast & Northern Star1996 - 2000
Founder and Executive DirectorGreen Hill Services, Inc.1994 - 2003
Founder and PresidentSource in San Francisco, Inc. & American Boot Company1988 - 1996
Trade OfficerCanadian Department of External Affairs1988 - 1990
Account ExecutiveJohnson Controls International Systems Export Group1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2012
Hartford County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Housatonic Valley Publications (syndicated weekly)Mortgage Advice2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawInsurance LawLL.M - Master of Laws2007
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International ManagementInternational Finance and TradeOther - Masters1987
Tulane UniversityEngineering BusinessOther - Bachelors1984