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Scott A Russell

Criminal defense Attorney at Monticello, NY

5.0   15 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
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About Scott

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After spending 3 years at the Sullivan County District Attorney's office I left to work for 2 years at the Public Defenders office. These 2 radically different perspectives have provided a unique insight in to the criminal justice system. I believe that not only are you entitled to a lawyer, you are entitled to an experienced lawyer that is also affordable.

 

I handle criminal matters, including drug possession, theft, dwi/dui and traffic matters in Sullivan, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess and Delaware counties

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christian | May 17, 2023
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incredible!
Received 9 point for passing a car a mile from Hunter Mountain over a double line and was on the verge of losing my license with 4 point already on my license. Scott reduced it to a $175 traffic ticket with no points! Worth every cent and more!
Posted by Sandeep | January 29, 2019
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Experienced, Effective, and Affordable
After researching for few days and contacting few attorneys, I chose Scott to represent me for two traffic violations tickets. I am glad I made the right choice. It took few months but finally he was able to get my tickets dismissed. I was very concerned about these tickets but he was very patient through this process. I sent him multiple emails in last few months for updates. He responded within 24 hours each time. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Vadym | November 28, 2018
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Professional
I urgently needed a lawyer to present my interests in a five-year-old court. The case had to be closed very quickly. Scott was the only lawyer who called the right price, understood understanding, answered all the questions and decided the case even faster than I expected. Very grateful to him!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2018
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happy with the results
I was very happy with the results of Scott, reducing two tickets (speeding and improper passing) to parking violation with no points.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2018
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Excellent Results
Scott was patient and listened closely to what I had to say about my speeding case. He clearly explained to me the different out come/possibilities in my case and delivered the best result! Scott helped me reduce a possible 6 point ticket down to a 0 with a fine. I was satisfied with his counsel and recommend him highly.
Posted by Greg | April 24, 2018
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AMAZING LAWYER THAT WILL PUT YOU ON HIS TOP PRIORITY LIST TO HELP IN ANYWAY HE CAN!!
AMAZING LAWYER THAT WILL PUT YOU ON HIS TOP PRIORITY LIST TO HELP IN ANYWAY HE CAN!! Extremely friendly and easy to deal with from the second you meet him to the end of what you’re utilizing him for!! Took care of my case with ease! Highly highly recommend him!! FOR ANYTHING YOU NEED!! Even advice! Thanks Scott for everything you helped me out with. Greg
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Posted by Jose | December 29, 2017
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Best Attorney
If you need help fighting a traffic violation in upstate NY, then Scott is your attorney! Was able to help me with a speeding ticket by getting it reduced to a 0-point parking ticket and a fine. Scott was efficient and very professional during the entire process while providing status updates at every step. I highly recommend Scott!
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2017
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Amazing Experience
My lawyer was amazing. He advised me what would happen from start to finish. Best of all 0 points . Highly Recommended...
Posted by Margaret | September 29, 2017
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Top-Notch Lawyer
I was charged with Drinking While Ability Impaired. Scott was able to get the charged reduced to a parking violation. The outcome was wonderful. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott.
Posted by Roy | June 25, 2017
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Excellent job
I would HIGHLY recommend using Scott for anyone looking to fight a traffic violation in Up State NY, this guy is extremely professional who manage to fight a 6! point speeding ticket and reduced to a 0 point ticket.
Posted by Michal | February 14, 2017
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Practical, communicative, efficient
Scott represented me in resolving a 4-points speeding violation. He asked for a scan of the traffic ticket. Few weeks later he informed me of the result from his representation. The result exceeded my expectations, especially on the points side. Though I hope there won't be a need again, I am keeping his number on my phone. I would recommend him to my friends.
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Posted by Rob | December 12, 2016
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Efficient and results oriented
Scott represented me for a speeding violation. He made the process simple and achieved the result that I was looking for.
Posted by Mike | June 25, 2015
Good lawyer in Hudson valley
D. 2015 Over the past couple of years scott has been a fixer of my whole driving situation, after a DWAI, which he successfully got lowered and a harsh speeding ticket of 81 in a fifty five workzone, which was dropped, a cell phone ticket which got reduced to a non- moving violation. He also guided me through three additional violations which were dropped by the cop completely. Without his help any other driver would most definitely be facing suspension. I can proudly say that my car insurance went down recently, and it never went up throughout this time which is a miracle, He gave me some insight on a civil manner which was on point and he has helped two referrals I gave him with similar success listed above. Basically if you have legal troubles in Sullivan or Orange County I recommend Scott minimally as a starting point, but ultimately as a defender in most situations. If he cant defend you properly he will tell you the best options above and beyond his help. He is fair, ethical and you will come out the situation much more informed and comfortable around law enforcement entirely because I know I have him in my back pocket. He was simpathatic to some cash flow issues I had and we worked out a simple payment plan for his services and worked with various towns and the state to make sure all my fines were paid on-time.
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Posted by Mike | June 17, 2015
Sharp Catskill and Hudson Valley Attorney
Scott has successfully navigated me through several driving infractions and is an awesome lawyer. in late 2013 i got a DWAI which was lowered and in 2014 I received an 81 in a 55 (work zone) which was dropped and a cell phone ticket which was reduced to a non moving violation. He guided me through several other legal situations since I have known him. He came to me highly-regarded the first time we met and has delievered above and beyond my expections. He has helped some referrals which I gave him to other successful ends. If you get into any trouble in Ulster, Sullivan or Orange County or the surrounding area to Scott as a starting point, he will tell you like it is and do the best he can to properly defend you. He also was flexible with pay terms and helped me managing my payments to the state and local governments to rectify all of these infractions. Great Lawyer, for a good price, would most definitely recommend Scott to anyone who faces any legal problems from criminal to basic traffic tickets, he is the way to go in this area
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Posted by Joseph | June 15, 2015
Great Lawyer in Ulster, Sullivan and Beyond
I have known Scott for several years. I endorse attorney Scott A. Russell. He is a highly skilled attorney who has worked hard to provide the best possible legal representation to each and every client to obtain the best possible outcome. He has earned respect from his clients and peers in the legal industry.
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Scott A. Russell
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sullivan County Legal Aid Bureau Inc.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Sullivan County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • Roger Williams University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Wyoming
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Sull County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Russell for many years. He is a former prosecutor and excellent lawyer. I routinely refer many criminal and civil matters pending in Sullivan and Ulster Counties. I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Scott Russell. He is an excellent attorney. He can assist clients with, and is experienced in several areas of the law."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Scott on previous matters and have found him to be both extremely knowledgeable of the law in his respective practice areas as well as quite intuitive in knowing exactly what needs to be done in a particular situation in order to best serve the interests of his clients. He is also very witty, easily accessible and well-versed in the specific nuances/procedures of the numerous venues where he appears. Scott is a pleasure to work with and has my full endorsement."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In my experience with him, Scott covers a lot of territory to serve his customers and is very efficient and responsible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Russell is an excellent attorney. Personable, hard working, reliable, with an extensive and deep knowledge of criminal law."
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Speeding and traffic ticket
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor

Scott earned significant contribution points in 2015.

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Monticello Criminal defense Lawyer Scott A Russell
Scott A Russell
Criminal defense Attorney
Monticello, NY
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation