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About me

My law practice is about results.  My personal philosophy is about respect for all people.  Passing judgment is above my pay grade; for me getting results begins with consensus building and ends, if necessary, with vigorous and skilled advocacy at trial.  


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    9 years, 50 cases
  3. Family: 25%



Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Daniel Mark Norland

    Russ is an experienced criminal defense attorney who is not afraid of a challenge. He fights very hard for his clients and you would be well served to let him fight for you.


    Daniel Norland Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sarah M. Harless

    I endorse Russ, he truly goes to bat for his clients.


    Sarah Harless Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Hammer Law Office

318 Main Street, Ste. 602
La Crosse, WI, 54601


WIGood Standing200603/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Inn of CourtAmerican Inn of Court2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerHammer Law Office2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2006 - 2008
La Crosse Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drunk DrivingDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Winona State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001