Shelley Russell is a shareholder with the Portland firm of Crispin Employment Lawyers where she practices primarily in the area of employment law, with the occasional PI case thrown in to keep things interesting. She has been active in the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) since 1994, participating in and being a past co-chair of the Women’s Caucus, the education committee, development committee, and membership committee. She is currently serving on the budget committee and legislative committee, and has been a member of the Board since 2001. She was recently elected OTLA President for the 2014-2015 term.
Shelley is also active in the OSB, having served on the CLE committee, the Washington County LPRC, and two terms on the Council on Court Procedures.
Shelley has written for OTLA publications, including the Side Bar and the Trial Lawyer, and is a co-author with Paula Barran of the OSB Federal Civil Litigation Manual section on Jury Verdicts.
Shelley has spoken at CLE’s for the MBA, FBA Young Lawyer’s Section, NBI, OTLA and OSB on topics relating to general litigation and employment law matters.
Languages spoken: French
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I have known Shelley since we went to law school together. I have sat on professional committees with her and have had the good fortune to watch her practice our craft. Shelley is a doggedly tenacious advocate for her clients and at the same time a professional and collegial person. She is a very impressive lawyer.
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|Shareholder/Attorney||Crispin Employment Lawyers||1998 - Present|
|Associate||Hoevet, Snyder & Boise||1994 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Parliamentarian, Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2001 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Trial Lawyer (OTLA)||Settling a Score - The Oregon Legislature Clarifies the Oregon Family Leave Act||2009|
|Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon||Jury Instructions, Jury Verdicts, Findings by the Court (Chapter 24)||2007|
|Trial Lawyer (OTLA)||The Future is Here: Electronic Filing in Federal Court||2007|
|OTLA Sidebar||Summary Judgment Practice in the Federal Courts after Orr v. Bank of America||2005|
|Oregon State Bar, 2002 Revision of Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon||Jury Instructions, Jury Verdicts, Findings by the Court (Chapter 24)||2002|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Pomona College (Claremont)||International Relations||N/A||1989|
|Employment Section Lunch||Section 1983 Claims Against Government Bodies||2012|
|Employment Section Lunch||Attorney Fee Petitions||2011|
|OTLA Ski and CLE||Federal Employment Law Update||2010|
|MBA Employment Law Update||Employment Retaliation Claims under White||2006|
|FBA YLS Series||Client Screening and Case Evaluation||2005|
|Advanced Trial Advocacy||Ethical Considerations||2004|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Complaints and Answers||2003|
|Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section, Presentation||Complaints and Answers||2002|
|Multnomah Bar Association Presentation||Discovery in Employment Cases||2001|
|Oregon Law Institute Presentation||Discovery in Employment Cases||1998|