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Posted by Matthew, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
After contacting Blair during the most stressful time of my life, I felt immediately assured by Blair and his partner that I was in very capable hands. Blair was always the first in line talking with the prosecutors working on my case. We plead from a high felony to a misdemeanor and went from looking at jail time to just a small fine and some work crew. All in all I was extremely happy with the outcome based on the evidence against me.
Posted by Vic, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
I cant say enough about Blair. I was involved in an unfortunate domestic violence issue. Having never been in trouble with the law before, this was a new and harrowing experience for me. I called the law offices of Kevin Trombold and after working with Kevin (who was great too!) through the initial part of the case he suggested that Blair would be perfect to work with me on this. Blair was completely trustworthy, great at communicating and brainstorming. You could see his desire to get the right outcome shining through. As it turned out there was some drama in the case, Blair was at his best, and I got a great deal through his skill. I am happier than ever in my family life, and I owe it to Blair!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I am one of those people who always does my best to do the 'right' thing. I have never been in trouble with the police, reprimanded by a boss or even received any disciplinary action while attending any schools. In fact, I work in public service and work on a daily basis advocating for those who are the most disadvantaged in our community. With that said, I made a mistake. I chose to drive home while under the influence and was pulled over for speeding on the way home. It was literally the most terrifying experience of my life. I immediately called the Law Offices of Kevin Trombold, as I was told his office is one of the best. At first, the pricetag was a little intimidating, but with my work, I could not afford to have this kind of blemish on my history and background. Initially, I began working with Mr. Trombold, but eventually Blair Russ continued work with my case and what an incredible job he did. Mr. Russ was attentive, thougthful, direct, honest and thorough. We reviewed the videos of the night I was pulled over, he answered all of my questions (silly as they sometimes were), and let me know about all of my options when it came time to pleading and negotiating my case. He informed me of both the best case scenarios and the worst. I felt like I could make a good decision about next steps because he had been so honest with me about the outlook for my particular circumstances. I had blown almost twice the legal limit, so my prospects were rather grim. However, he fought hard and was able to negotiate down to a reckeless driving charge. When I was in front of the judge, she stated, "Wow, it looks like someone did some serious advocating for you. We never see a BAC this high negotiated down to a reckless driving charge." At that moment, I realized just how appreciative I needed to be for my attorney's hard work. Though I will never be in this situation again, I cannot thank Mr. Russ enough for doing an absolutely stellar job with my case and leaving me feeling like every penny I spent was worth the result. Thank you!
Posted by Denise, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was referred to Blair Russ from another lawyer that I worked with on a separate matter. I am extremely satisfied with the work that Blair did on my case and I highly recommend him. I found him to be easy going, highly knowledgeable and practiced. He worked diligently and professionally with all the appropriate parties involved in my case to establish a positive outcome. There were several times I expressed my concerns to him and he was able to professionally, yet empathetically, calm my nerves. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to assist me in my case. Thank you Blair Russ!
Posted by sarah, a DUI client, Flag
This was my first time having a need to hire a lawyer. A family friend recommended Blair Russ. I found he was extremely patient in explaining legal processes to me, took the time to repeat information when I was confused, told me my success chances, and possible consequences and was always very approachable with questions. He was honest about probable outcomes, but encouraged me to decide my own legal pathway (while providing me with helpful resources), then fighting for me when I decided to continue in court.
Blair was unbelievably successful when it came to my case, getting me reduced charges that I didn't think were actually possible. I would definitely recommend Blair to friends and family facing DUI charges and a confusing justice system.
Without Blair Russ I would certainly not have been as successful or confident in my proceedings as I was. And thanks to Blair I paid only a fifth of the fines I could have faced and will now have my license back over 6 months earlier than if I had used a public defender. I am very grateful for all the help, guidance , and reassurance Blair provided during a very stressful and confusing time in my life. Although I hope to never go through something like this again I would immediately turn to Blair for my attorney needs.
Posted by Adam, a DUI client, Flag
From beginning to end, I was impressed the whole way through. My case was a challenge, but Blair blasted every issue with the utmost professionalism and respect. I am so proud to have Blair standing in front of me protecting my rights. Every issue was dealt with great knowledge and depth.. He was aggressive and precise. I can't say enough about how incredible he is. He also works with an amazing team of lawyers who are unbelievably resourceful. I would recommend Blair to anybody. Your best bet is calling Blair, hands down.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
How can i even attempt to begin describing my experience with Blair. There are simply not enough words to fully depict how phenomenal, bright, and shrewed the young man truly is; so I will use one - fighter! Blair Russ is a fighter! Regardless of how brave, confident or tough you are, when facing criminal charges, it is impossible to shake that feeling of despair, panic and genuine torment, that clings to the back of your conscious, parylizing you every day, hour, moment of your daily life. Having Blair on your side is like a much awaited cure, returning your mind and spirit back to normal and feeling safe. What Blair has, that most other attourney don't or have lost, is genuine passion, aggressive approach, and your true best interest at hand; not just some bleak attempt at a quick closure, plea bargain and a quick payday. I have worked with MANY lawyers before and I have NEVER seeing anyone portray such astonishing, and truly mind-blowing aptitude for reasoning and logic. I am convinced that is why Blair doesn't lose. When we went over the case, when Blair outlined his strategy and key arguments for the prosecution, I was simply speechless and remember thinking 'how could anyone have even thought of something like that, not to mention masterfully craft it into an argument? Blair's logic is prodigious, his creativity is miraculous, and his perseverance is unparallel. Blair is everything that a great lawyer should be.
Posted by Clay, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Russ is passionate for what is right - and will put in whatever hours are necessary - day and night - to win the case. Although he was doing what he was paid to do, it was evidenced from the beginning that he really had the client's best interest in mind.
He was seriously concerned for my welfare and treated me like family. Don't let his youthful appearance fool you. He can run circles around many older lawyers because (not only did he graduate from one of the top law schools in the country) he has the energy to do so. Mr. Russ always kept me informed on the process - to which I was a novice. I felt secure from the moment he was hired and there were no surprises along the way.
Thanks to Mr. Russ and the Trumbold law firm team (who seamlessly stepped in at a moment's notice) I was acquitted.
Posted by Ralph, a Business client, Flag
I am the board president of a long standing non-profit and engaged Mr. Russ's services more than once. His sage and practical counsel was impressive given his relative youth. I was very impressed and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Rachel, a DUI client, Flag
I am so thankful to have had Blair Russ as my attorney. He worked with me, kept me in the loop about my case. He was very upfront on what my options and possibility of outcome would be. In the end he got me the outcome I was hoping for. I can not THANK YOU ENOUGH BLAIR! Even when he was not able to show for one of my court dates the rest of the office staff are just as knowledgeable and friendly.
Posted by Heidi, a DUI client, Flag
I am forever grateful for having Mr. Russ in my life. They say, "bad things happen to good people." I cannot begin to tell you what a monsterous case I found myself in after a tramatic experience. I felt overwhelmed and defeated. Blair spent endless hours trying to find justice in my case, he was very thorough and consistent. In trial I felt like we were a team and that he always had my best interest at heart. I absolutely recommend him to everyone. I cannot speak highly enough of him. Jury found me "safely off the roadway" which in turn was a not guilty verdict. Blair did an amazing job and I will always be indebted to him.
Posted by Moni, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My 17 year old son and I were in the best hands with Blair. From the first day, when we contacted him we felt secure and well advised. Blair established an excellent trusting report with my son as his client as well as me, a very concerned and anxious parent at the time.
Blairâ€™s knowledge, research and actions went above and beyond of what other lawyers (supporting other clients involved in the case) accomplished. Bair left no rock unturned and in several instances lead the entire group of lawyers involved in the case.
Some more reasons why we recommend Blair 100%:
- Very detail oriented
- Passionate about the case and about the people who
depend on the quality of his work
- Strategizes thoroughly
- Reachable at any time and very responsive
- High level of empathy during the case as well as for months
afterwards (he monitored any developments for us)
- Excellent communication skills during court dates
- Benefits from a great network of experts in his field
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Blair Russ is a client oriented energetic and hard working lawyer .He made an outstanding job on my DUI charge he point out an invisible case and help me to reduce my DUI charge to much more lesser charge regardless of how strong my case was by doing this he help me to save my job and the harsh DUI penalties which include jail time and lots of money .
If you are charged in DUI how strong our your case is you have to let Blair stand for you his end result is Awesome.
It my pleasure to recommend Blair Russ for your any DUI lawyer need.
Posted by Tim, a Debt Collection client, Flag
We used Blair to pursue a Commercial Tenant who abandoned our property while owing thousands and thousands of dollars. Blair got them to owe up to their responsibility and even admit that they defrauded us. Rarely are we able to collect from these type of tenants, but Blair got us paid. He was great to work with. Knowing he was on the case let me focus on my job and not worry about this matter.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I didn't know Blair from adam, but i needed someone fast & cheap! when i had my case, the prosicution was trying to give me 7 mos for two counts of assault and destruction of property. Blair Russ had interviews with the alledged victoms, then went to bat with the state and told them the plain and simple fact that they had no case, and that we would accecpt no deals and take it to jury trial. The case was then soon dismissed without predijust. I've been involved in my share of criminal court cases, and feel without Blair's swift and smart actions that this could have turned out very differently!!! Now I still have my gun rights, and no stuipid assault charges on my record... thanks Blair!
Posted by Alexander, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
Blair Russ helped me work out a settlement with a debt collection agency in another state. He not only kept the collection agency from harassing me but also worked around my busy schedule.
I would recommend him again without reservation.
Posted by a Discrimination client, Flag
Blair Russ provided me with the legal knowledge, research, comfort, and confidence to participate in a deposition as a witness in a case against a large corporate entity. The case was a sensitive issue that inferred discrimination. I was impressed by how quickly Blair understood the language, practices, and processing of the corporation to get to the essence of the case. I could not have gone through that deposition without him at my side as the other lawyer resorted to intimidation during a very long day. Blair kept me informed and prepared, and was available to me anytime I felt the need to talk to him. You know when someone is in the job that fits best with him or her, the passion and enthusiasm for the job makes that person a devoted expert. Blair Russ is a devoted expert lawyer. He knew how this case would turn out after our first meeting, He was right, and I'm a happy ex-witness. I highly recommend Blair Russ for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Kirill, a Business client, Flag
I would highly encourage anyone looking for a lawyer to consult Blair. He was very knowledgable in a case I thought was going to be going on forever. He quickly did his research and was so informative. My favorite part was that he would always call and keep in the loop of things which is so important sense I had no idea about the law.
Posted by Katherine, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Blair recently represented me on a personal injury case. From the very first interaction I had with Blair, I was confident I was in good hands. He took the time to explain things to me and answer all my questions. I was impressed with his vast knowledge of the law and his ability to translate the complex legal jargon into terms I easily understood. As a result I felt extremely comfortable making decisions and never felt like I was being pressured along the way. Not only was he a pleasure to work with, but he actually did an amazing job representing me during Mediation and brilliantly negotiated a very large settlement that I was extremely pleased with. I highly recommend him!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Blair worked diligently on my case. He was meticulous and patiently listened to all the details. He carefully outlined my options and kept me well-informed throughout. In the end, he was able to get the case dismissed. I would strongly recommend him!
Posted by Paul, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
My son was involved in a some what serious traffic accident,He was looking at losing his license and possibly having a criminal record.Mr. Russ was able to help my son keep his license and was able to work out a really good deal for my with the courts.I would definitely use Mr. Russ again with out hesitation.
Posted by kathy, a Business client, Flag
Blair helped me out in a tough time and presented himself in such a forthright manner that I would hire him again if I had to.