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Russell Nicholas Kruse

Business Attorney at Charlottesville, VA

4.8   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 11 years
    Virginia - VA 14 years
    California - CA 10 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Russell advises business owners on the myriad of legal issues that they face.

    15 years, 15 cases

  2. Litigation
    Russell handles general civil ligation matters of various types.

    15 years

  3. Employment and labor
    Russell advises employers on employment and compliance issues of all kinds affecting their businesses. Russell advises employees on issues that affect their employment from the terms employment agreements to negotiating severance packages.

Born in the Midwest, Russell Kruse has more than nine years of civil litigation experience. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, California and the District of Columbia.  Russell has practiced civil litigation based in both Central and Northern Virginia.  He brings a balanced perspective based on his past experience to provide the best possible representation of his clients.  He particularly enjoys advising small business owners on the myriad of issues that all businesses face.  


Royer Caramanis, PLC
200-C Garrett Street
Charlottesville, VA, 22902


4.8 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Cynthia | April 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cynthia McIlnay
I consulted with Attorney Kruse on two occasions to help me sort out removing myself from a real estate contract that was showing too many red flags. Russell was wonderful to work with. Not only was he professional and knowledgeable, I felt he was also very honest and forthcoming in our discussions, and was patient with me in leading the way and letting me learn how I needed to proceed. He also has a wonderful sense of humor and was so easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Attorney Russell Kruse.
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Posted by Carlos | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful. Extremely fast and efficient. I would recommend him without a doubt.
Posted by Phollachet | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
He helped me to buy business and he did the great job
Posted by Sara | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kruse Assisted With My Negotiations
I hired Mr. Kruse to assist me with a few outstanding accounts I owed. He was courteous, communicative, and helped me pay these accounts off at a great discount. I cannot recommend Mr. Kruse enough!
Posted by Yong | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney,
We hired Mr. Kruse for my son's misdemeanor charge. My son drove 24 miles above speed limit. We felt that he genuinely care for his clients. On the trial date, he effectively communicated with the DA and the police officer so my son's charge can be reduced. At the end, we are happy with the outcome of the case and we felt that Mr. Kruse did great job.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work!
Mr. Kruse took my case and worked diligently to get my firearms rights restored. He worked on my petition to the court and showed nothing but full support for me by working with the CA on my case. I would encourage anyone to use the services of Mr. Kruse. You will be well served.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Russell and his team went above and beyond for me in my personal injury case. Crystal, his paralegal, talked my medical bills down significantly, putting more money in my pocket. Russell was in contact with me constantly, keeping me in the loop of all the happenings with my case. Paullin Law Firm was awesome to me.
Posted by Ryan | November 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney.
I recently retained Mr. Kruse to represent me with regard to a dispute my small business had with a landlord. Mr. Kruse was knowledgeable about the areas of the law related to my dispute and relayed to me in detail the many ways the dispute could play out and how best to proceed to achieve the goals that I had. As Mr. Kruse negotiated toward a successful resolution, he was constantly in contact to let me know of any developments. At times, he even called to let me know the status of my case and that no action was required at the moment. This was really reassuring for me, in that I never had to wonder or worry about what was happening. As expected, Mr. Kruse was able to successfully resolve my dispute while achieving all of the goals I set. I cannot say enough good things about the services Mr. Kruse provided, so if you find yourself in a dispute or just in need of general legal representation for your business, I would wholeheartedly recommend him. I know exactly who to call, should I find myself or my business in need of legal assistance in the future.
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Posted by Michele | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Russell helped me change the C&R's for the property I bought, so that I can built the home I really want!
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diminished Value Case
Mr. Kruse did a good job with my case. I received a settlement bigger then the original insurance company offer, even after all the fees. Although I wish my settlement was bigger, in the end he went back and got me a larger settlement to cover my liens. Very user friendly and easy to deal with.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Royer Caramanis, PLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Tucker Griffin Barnes, PC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Paullin Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Hunton & Williams
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Leach Travell Britt pc
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Diminished Value Bench Trial
  • Successful Plaintiff Judgment


  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Russell
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Russell is an extremely bright and conscientious attorney. He is a creative problem solver that genuinely cares about his clients and works to find efficient and practical solutions to their issues. He is personable and easy to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is a very knowledgeable attorney who genuinely cares about the proper practice of law and zealously representing his clients. Russell's positive outlook paired with his knowledge and experience give him the tools to be an excellent representative and counselor."
Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Russell Kruse for years. I endorse him because I trust his judgment and value his work ethic."
Trucking accident Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Personal injury