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Kathie L. Russell

Real estate Attorney at Raleigh, NC

3.7   6 reviews

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Licensed for 28 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/03/2022

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Russell & Associates
727 W Hargett St Ste 209
Raleigh, NC, 27603-1669
Kathie L. Russell
69 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC, 27603
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3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Chris | August 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Very Best
I can't explain how she helped me. Won my case, and really, saved my life. She was the only attorney who would listen and she understood when nobody else would. She represented me and the person who sued me lived to regret it.
Posted by Jeff | January 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly, professional service
Russell & Associates has been our "go to" firm for real estate closings for many years. They are fantastic. Samantha is the best closing paralegal I have ever worked with. However I never realized just how good they were until we actually became involved in some litigation. We were scared and had no idea where to turn. Kathie handled our case quickly, competently and with great results. I highly recommend this firm for all your legal needs!
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Posted by Mike | November 12, 2019
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Long Time Client
We are a band, not so great at writing reviews, so excuse any mistakes. But when I came across this site accidentally I felt we needed to comment. Kathie has represented us since 1996. Long time for an attorney client relationship. I can't count the number of times she saved our asses. Am I allowed to say that? We are musicians. Every time someone sent us an offer we thought we were going to be big stars. After one time not taking her advice, we learned our lesson. She had to save us from that one and she has never steered us wrong since. You can bet we listen now. She will protect you and give you good advice - it's up to you to take it or not. We suggest you do.
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Posted by Evan | February 19, 2017
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Excellent service
I'm a real estate investor and have used this firm for years. Kathie and her entire team are knowledgeable, reasonable and very easy to work with. They've saved me many times! I'd never use anyone else for my real estate deals!
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
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sleezy, rude, needlessly unprofessional
This attorney is awful. Plain and simple. I dealt with her for a separate business matter and she was one of the worst people I have ever been professionally associated with. Do not employ her as your attorney under any circumstances, there is so much better out there. Plenty of people in the world understand how to be pleasant and professional as a business model, Kathie Russel clearly does not.
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Response from Kathie Russell November 13, 2019
Well I really was never aware of these reviews until now since usually I'm too busy working. I've been wracking my brain to try to figure out what "separate business matter" I did with someone in 2015 outside of my law practice and nothing comes to mind at all. The timing of this review from someone who never used me as an attorney corresponds exactly with a case I won against an extremely unstable woman who sued her elderly parents. As a result she ended up homeless and she called me these exact same names and said she was going to "ruin my reputation." I didn't really take her seriously. I am betting "anonymous" is she.
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Posted by Steve | June 22, 2015
Very Rude & Unprofessional
Very rude and unprofessional. I do NOT recommend using Kathie. I engaged Kathie's firm under my elective legal benefit with my employer's benefit plan. I contacted them draw up a purchase agreement for me (acting as the buyer) to purchase a home. Pretty simple paperwork. My benefit plan specifically states this is covered. After the initial call with an call receptionist (Hayley sp??)and giving her these details, the receptionist called me back a couple of hours later to tell me she didn't get all the information correct and could I explain to her again what i was wanting/needing. I explained it again -- I am a prospective buyer of a home who does not have a real estate agent to issue a purchase agreement and so I'm looking for a real estate attorney to draw up the purchase agreement paperwork for me. The receptionist said she understood. After another hour and a half another person in the law office called me back and said she didn't understand what I needed as the receptionist wasn't clear in relating it to her. I then told this person (Deb) what I was looking for. She said that my benefit plan didn't cover this service but they would be happy to quote me a cost. I told her my plan states that it does cover it. She said that I would need to have the plan admin contact them about that. I said that I would but in the mean time I could send a computer screen image of what I was seeing online with my plan. She said I would have to talk to the attorney and she put the attorney on the phone. I then started to explain to the attorney, Kathie, that I wanted to send a screen grab of the benefits I was seeing online for her to see while in the meantime I would contact my benefit plan admin as requested. However, I never got the chance to fully explain this as Kathie demonstratively and rudely interrupted me several times, I asked her several times not to interrupt me so that I could finish what i was trying to relate to her, and she even interrupted that. In the end, there is no way I will ever work with them and I'm pretty sure they would be declining my simple paperwork case if I was idiotic enough to try to use them. Since this rude and unprofessional conversation with the firm, I've contacted my plan admin and they did confirm that the service I'm looking for is, in fact, covered. I will be using a different attorney's office for my needs. I do NOT recommend her or her firm. She is rude and unprofessional and their admin staff seems to be somewhat incompetent of relating simple messages.
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Response from Kathie Russell November 13, 2019
Our firm did no work for this person, and this person never engaged us as his review states - so this review has no relevance. This person unfortunately had a legal plan that did not cover the work he wanted done. He became rude and abusive to my staff (which of course is omitted from the narrative above) and so by the time they got me on the phone I was pretty upset that someone treated my staff that way. Had his matter been covered we would not have agreed to represent him, as I have a zero tolerance policy for anyone who abuses my staff.
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Raleigh Real estate Lawyer Kathie L. Russell
Kathie L. Russell
Real estate Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 28 years