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Blair Michael Russ

Blair Michael Russ

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense

About Me

Criminal defense is the best job there is - I just love what I do.  Every day I get to stand between my client and the government.

My people start out confused and scared.  But by the time we finish their case, they have put their lives back in order so they don't return to the halls of the criminal courts.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Litigation: 60%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    2 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Stefanie Marie Dorn

    I endorse this lawyer. Blair is exceptionally hard working, aggressive, and not afraid to go to trial for his clients.


    Stefanie Dorn Expungement Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph A Campagna

    I have had the pleasure of watching Blair in trial, and he was able to present complicated scientific concepts to the jury in an engaging and clear way. Any client facing DUI charges would be in good hands.


    Joseph Campagna White Collar Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Barokas Martin & Tomlinson

1422 Bellevue Avenue
Seattle, WA



NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of CompletionThree Sisters Mythic Structure of Story and Stroytelling for Trial Lawyers2012
Graduate Degree with Honors - Cum LaudeUniversity of Washington2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBarokas Martin & Tomlinson2013 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Offices Of Kevin Trombold2011 - 2013
AttorneyThe Russ Law Firm PLLC2008 - 2011
AssociateMcAloon & Freidman, PC2007 - 2008
Legal InternDevereaux & Associates, LLP2006 - 2007
Intern to The Honorable Carol SchapiraKing County Superior Court2005 - 2005
InvestigatorThe Defenders Association2003 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Defender AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeN/A2009 - Present
Cardozo Society of Washington StateJudicial Evaluation Committee2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Seattle v. R.W.Reduced to negligent driving (no jail imposed).
State v. G.D.All counts dismissed.
State v. E.B.Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington DUI CenterAlcohol Induced Amnesia Of The DUI Officer Hunting For Probable Cause2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Benjamin Cardozo Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Washington -SeattlePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Evidence in Real LifeUsing Evidence in a Criminal and Civil Case2011
Evidence in Real LifeEvidence Refresher2011
DUI CLEDUI Defense in the Prescription Drug Context2011