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Tiffany Dawn Russell

Criminal defense Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   17 reviews

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About Tiffany

Learn Tiffany’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    State and Federal, Traffic/ DUI

    15 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death, and Workers Compensation

    15 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Alimony, Post Separation Support, Child Custody, Child Support, and DVPOs

    15 years

  4. Entertainment
    10%
    Sports and Entertainment Law, NBPA Certified Agent , WNBPA Certified Agent, NFLPA Certified Agent, FIBA Certifiez

    15 years

  5. Immigration
    5%
    Family Based Immigration (Visas, Greencards) and Employment Based

  6. Real estate
    5%
    Deeds of Trust, Warranty Deeds, Future Advances on Real Estates

    15 years

"INTEGRITY is KEY in This Legal Practice"

Tiffany D. Russell is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She is an entrepreneur, retired attorney, author, mentor and woman of God. Attorney Russell graduated cum laude from the prestigious Tuskegee University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. During her undergraduate career, she was inducted into Golden Key and Pi Sigma Alpha honoraries. Attorney Russell knew at an early age that she wanted to be an attorney, and she has always had a passion for helping people. She attained her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law. While in law school, she participated in the school's Clinical Law and Alternative Dispute Programs, which allowed her to provide legal representation to indigent clients.

During her law school career, she gained a zeal for challenges and found complete pleasure in research and problem solving. Attorney Russell was a Contract Attorney at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice, PLLC before embarking on a life of total fulfillment by opening her own practice in 2009. However her experience at WCSR, allowed her to gain expertise in the area of electronic discovery, representing corporate clients responding to E-discovery requests as well as corporate clients propounding E-discovery. She is now the Managing Partner and Founder of TDRLEGAL, a full service law firm with offices throughout North Carolina and in the State of Florida while being licensed in Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of North Carolina and a certified sports agent for the NFL, NBA, WNBA, and FIBA

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Licensed for 14 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/27/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details

Contact Tiffany

The Law Office of Tiffany D. Russell, PLLC/TDRLEGAL
123 West Main Street
Suite 310
Durham, NC, 27701

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jeff | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She gets results!
I had a property damage claim and the insurance company would not pay. I took my case to Attorney Russel and she got results. I got the money I was owed and am very satisfied on how she handled everything!
Response from Tiffany Russell July 24, 2019
Thank you for trusting our firm!
Posted by Wakeelah | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
When I went to Ms. Russell for help with my case, I was immediately at ease. I met with her for my consultation and knew that I was in good hands throughout the entire process. She took care of everything and left me with no worries, all while answering every question I had along the way. Tiffany kept me informed with what to expect the whole time I worked with her and has even continued to help with any follow up questions I have had since. I have and would recommend her for anyone in need of a lawyer, because I know she will not disappoint. Thanks again, Tiffany
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Posted by Kim | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer!
I have hired Attorney Russell a few times and her results have always been more than favorable. She has integrity, compassion, and is extremely knowledgeable at law! I've recommended her to a few friends and colleagues and they all were more than satisfied!
Posted by Rod mcghee | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Attorney Russell handle some traffic tickets that I had got a few months ago. She is the best!! Attorney Russell kept me up to date on my case through the whole process and also got my case dismissed!! I recommend Attorney Russell
Posted by Gregory | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer
Mrs. Russell was very informative on what I needed to do to make my case go well for me and it ended up getting dismissed although it was along process it worked in my favor.
Posted by Megan | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tiffany is the BEST
I met Tiffany years ago at the Grand Opening of an event in Durham. The day my life changed. We exchanged business cards and have been friends ever since. Her work ethic has helped me, my family and even my co-workers. She is punctual and very responsive. I HIGHLY recommend Tiffany for anything LAW related. She helps you to understand the process and walks you through every step of the way.
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Response from Tiffany Russell March 18, 2019
Thank you for Trusting Me to serve your legal needs. Thank you for your continued support, it is highly valued.
Posted by Ella | December 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best Attorney
As I consulted with attorney Russell, she was very professional and attentive to my personal concerns with my possible divorce. She was very informative regarding my concerns and translated them in to clear advice that assisted me in understanding my marital rights after 15 years of marriage and two young children. I have to impress that I am in a much stronger position when I left our consultation. I am forever appreciative of her care and professional manner toward my case and encourage for the outcome! Thank you again Attorney Tiffany Russell!
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Response from Tiffany Russell April 26, 2018
Thank you for Consulting with me! If I can be of service please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Impeccable Counsel
I’ve had to hire and consult Attorney Russell on a few different occasions. She’s quick to respond , an excellent communicator , informs you of your options and walks you through every step. I would recommend Attorney Russell in regards to you next legal case.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Tiffany and her professional team have earned my respect. Both she and the staff are very personable. I am truly thankful for all Tiffany’s effort analyzing, correcting and implementing a perfect legal solution for myself. Due to her exceptional legal knowledge, I’m aware of my legal options. I really appreciated attorney Tiffany’s up tempo pleasant personality and incredible knowledge in this specific area of law and would highly recommend her to others. She demonstrated a genuine concern and integrity on so many levels. Thank you for taking care of the case efficiently and quickly and thank you for the communication through it all!
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Posted by Nita | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tiffany is a super lawyer
Tiffany has helped our organization every step of the way. We are glad to have her on our side!!!!
Response from Tiffany Russell October 26, 2017
Thank you so much for allowing us to serve you!
Posted by Wonza Dillard | January 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Attorney Russell, is a hard working, smart and focused lawyer who fought hard for me and handled my case well. I am very pleased with her knowledge and services and it is my pleasure to recommend her and her lae firm,highly!
Response from Tiffany Russell January 27, 2017
Thank You! If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me directly!
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!
I hired this law firm to handle my son's legal matter. My son attends college 3 hours away and we were very concerned that this trouble that he got in would cause him to miss classes and effect his status in college. Attorney Russell stepped in from the very beginning and used her contacts to get the case resolved quickly and in a way that wouldn't tarnish my son's future. She even got started on it before we had dropped off her payment. Lawyers like her are extremely hard to find. I hope that we never need an attorney again. But if we do, she's the only attorney we will call!
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Response from Tiffany Russell January 27, 2017
Thank you!!
Posted by Jamie | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver!!
I am a professional that had Career changing situation...I contact many attorneys but she was the one that put my mind at ease. I was caught speeding with a legal substance in car...i was taken to jail and almost lost my job. I turned to Attourney Tiffany Russell and she states " innocent until proven guilty!" She made sure that I was not pre judged at work or at court!!! She stood by me and I was found innocent of all accusations!!! My freedom and my career was save by her!!! I will never use any other lawyer but her!!! My Allstate (In good hands)!!!
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Response from Tiffany Russell January 27, 2017
Thanks for the kind Words!!
Posted by Antwan | June 14, 2015
Great Attorney
Ms.Tiffany D.Russell,is the best attorney that I've ever had in life. She's very attentive to her clients and she makes sure you fully understand what's goin on with your case. I would highly recommend her to everybody that I know that need an great attorney. The best here in North Carolina
Posted by Rideaux | February 4, 2014
A Lawyer who has your back!
Ms. Russell handled my child custody and visitation agreement. I was not getting the visitation I believed was fair. Being a mother herself, Ms. Russell was very compassionate to my situation and not only made me feel like things would get better, she delivered on that promise. I would highly recommend her as a lawyer for anyone who was in my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Supplying legal needs...
The legal advice and explanation that was provided me by Attorney Russell was beyond helpful. She helped me close a chapter in my life that would otherwise still be open as of now. I appreciate the attention to detail and the willingness to assure my understanding that was portrayed. The Law Office of Tiffany D. Russell gets my vote each and every time. Thank you again.
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Posted by I will allow Tiffany Russell to supply my contact information. | July 12, 2013
Tiffany D. Russell Esq. - Integrity and Much More
I have retained the services of Tiffany Russell Esq. on more occasions that I should have, or would have liked to. However, hiring Attorney at Law Ms. Russell was the only good decision I made in lieu of the circumstances. Hiring an attorney is a daunting undertaking. It seems their advertisements and expertise seem to instill a lot more confidence in you than they or your situation warrants. I never received an advertisement from Ms. Russell, she was recommended by someone who put their trust in me. There are never any guarantees when you are convicted of a crime; and when sentenced, the results are typically permanent. You must hire an attorney that can offer all sides just avenues and heavily weighs your potential to do better. I have personally witnessed Ms. Russell's persistence when things looked bleak. She did not give up and worked diligently to afford me the best possible outcome. I am very pleased. I am not just saying this (I've hired the "big shots"). If it weren't for Tiffany Dawn Russell I would not be enjoying the success I am today.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Disbarment issued in NC, 2022
updated on 03/09/2022

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the North Carolina State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Censure issued in NC, 2014
updated on 10/16/2018

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Tiffany's comment: “Being a zealous advocate for my client is all I am guilty of. I have maintained my professionalism throughout these false accusations. Integrity is key to my legal practice. I will continue to fight for justice! I Love the practice of Law and I uphold my professionalism at all times.”

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • TDRLEGAL
  • 2008 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Womble Caryle Sandridge and Rice
  • 2005 - 2008

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Tuskegee University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury Case
  • Settlement for 1.5 Million
  • State vs. R.Purdue
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • National Basketball Players Association
  • Certified NBA Sports Agent
  • 2019 - Present
  • International Basketball Federation
  • Certified FIBA Agent
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • 2018 Pro Bono Honor Society Inductee
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • 2018
  • YLD Schloar-GP Solo Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009

Publications

  • Purposely Created Publishing Group
  • Healing Toxic Habits
  • 2017
  • Online Article
  • Dos and Donts of Solo Practice
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 14th Amendment at 150: An NCABL Weekend
  • 14th Amendment at 150
  • 2018
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Greatest Hits! My Best Management Decisions and What I Learned
  • 2013
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Hindsight is 20/20 - Lessons Learned From My Worst Management Decisions
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Endorse Tiffany
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for always putting the clients needs first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Tiffany for quite some time now as a colleague and friend. She really knows her stuff when it comes to representing individuals charged with traffic tickets as well as numerous misdemeanor crimes - people who need an advocate and smart representation in court to best defend their rights. Tiffany is knowledge, dedicated, and professional. I highly recommend Ms. Tiffany Russell!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tiffany did a great job assisting my client in a criminal defense matter. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ms. Russell as a fine attorney who works hard for her clients and does excellent legal work, both in and out of court. I recommend her highly."
General practice Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked along side of Attorney Russell on quite a few commercial law matters in the RDU Triangle. She exhibited a tremendous capacity for understanding the complex issues that were involved, and rose to meet the associated challenges with great fervor and tenacity. She is a great asset to the local bar and community. I endorse her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Russell is a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tiffany. I have seen Tiffany achieve favorable results for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Other
"Dedicated, strong attorney. I would call her if I had a legal issue. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her hard work in the areas of Criminal Defense, Landlord / Tenant, and Family Law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation! Attorney Russell and I have worked together on several criminal defense matters. Together, we've successfully represented co-defendants until each of their respective cases were dismissed. In other instances, I've called upon Attorney Russell for her legal insight in both, family and eviction law. Attorney Russell is an amazing advocate that persistently pursues justice. If I'm ever unable to represent any one of my clients, I'd direct them right to Attorney Russell."
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Durham Criminal defense Lawyer Tiffany Dawn Russell
Tiffany Dawn Russell
Criminal defense Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 14 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details