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Michael Russ Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Mike Russ, Jr.

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 2 years
    Georgia - GA 6 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

After graduating from Emory University School of Law, Mike started his career in a large, international law firm, where he saw how the scales of justice could be skewed against those it is meant to protect. In early 2019, Mike took his first pro bono case in his hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland, and fought for people and causes he truly believes it. This case was the catalyst for The Russ Firm, LLC – a law firm built on fighting for people and the desire for change in the legal landscape.

Mike has been recognized by several national organizations and in 2019 was named by the National Black Lawyers to its Top 40 Under 40 in Georgia. In 2020, Mike was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for his work in Civil Litigation.

Location

The Russ Firm, LLC
101 Marietta Street NW
Suite 3340
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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Reviews

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Posted by Conceptia | May 2, 2024
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Personal Experience
Mike did an amazing job handling my case. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney who is hard-working and caring. Mike researched my case well and was able to provide me with a solution that I didn't even know was possible for my personal injury case. He also kept me updated weekly and informed me on a continuous basis about my case. I wouldn't imagine going to anyone else knowing that he is available. I truly appreciate all the work he has put into resolving my case. 
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Posted by Nicole | March 25, 2024
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THANK YOU!
We came to The Russ Firm at an incredibly difficult time for our family; it proved to be the best choice we made. Not only was Attorney Russ thoughtful and caring, but he executed results in a way that we thought were impossible. I will continue to refer my closest friends and family to Attorney Russ because I trust that he will go above and beyond his duty as an attorney. Our family is forever grateful and we thank you for all that you do!
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Posted by Michelle | January 28, 2024
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Mr Russ Law Firm
Mr Russ Jr is an excellent lawyer. First Class Lawyer Always on time and he gives you all the answers that you need and ask . I will highly recommend him. He very professional, I am also a business owner and I give him an A+ .
Posted by Leon | January 25, 2024
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Mr, Mike Russ Law Firm
Mr, Russ thank you for the great job you did representing my son Justin You were always professional with the family. I will always support your Law firm ever chance I get because of your professionalism handling his case I can tell you enough how much I appreciate the work you put into this case . Once again Thank you
Posted by Justin porter | January 24, 2024
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Mike Russ Review
Lawyer Mike Russ Helped me out with my criminal case in a tremendous way that words can’t explain he is definitely my recommendation for allowing him to take over and nothing but positive will come from his work
Posted by Sharday | November 8, 2023
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Great customer service
I’m pleased with doing business with Mr Russ, he was great to work with , quick responses when I reached out to him for any questions or feedback. I highly recommend hiring him for your needs, I literally had to do nothing he took care of everything.
Posted by Niziah | August 15, 2023
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The best lawyer
This was the best lawyer out there!!!! I had a case no one would take because I was hit off a motorcycle by the police. He was the only one who said he will take my case. hiring him was the best decision I could ever make.. he work with you and not just all bout money and give you another chance to fight. my second case was a incident where I was found with something that wasn’t mine. he got me out fast and was on top of everything with communicating with my girlfriend! I would recommend him to anyone out there in need of help.
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Posted by Marley | May 30, 2023
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Law Services
Mike is a great lawyer. He handled my case professionally and efficiently. He made my complicated situation simple and got me a pretty penny. You’d be doing yourself a disservice going to another person.
Posted by Williametta | April 13, 2023
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Client Review
Attorney Russ handled my case swiftly and professionally. He updated me on every process and did everything he could to ensure I received the max amount available to me. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my settlement.
Posted by Dephanie Smith | January 10, 2023
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The Best LAWYER AROUND
Mr.Russ Jr is the most wonderful guy I have ever met. He was always have the answer I was looking for.He always gave me a call when something new came up about my. case. An I appreciate him so much need more lawyers like Mr. Michael Russ Jr
Posted by Jozay | January 6, 2023
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Not just a Lawyer
Getting me a great outcome on my case was awesome. But since case I’ve been able to call him numerous times and ask numerous questions with quick responses. I got not just a lawyer but a friend for life!!
Posted by Alec k Nelson | December 29, 2022
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Great Lawyer
Was able to get me lowest possible sentence while prosecutor tried its hardest to give me top of guidelines. I believe the Mr. Russ and his team belongs among top Lawyers on East coast if not country
Posted by T. Conway | December 29, 2022
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Michael Russ Jr. Is an amazing attorney
Mike is by far the best man for the job. Very efficient, accurate and does not play any games when it comes to the betterment of his clients. He was exceptional in my Fiancé case. He was able to work a miracle and we're still in disbelief. We always felt as though we were put first, even though he had other clients. I'm sure he makes all of his clients feel this way. If you need an attorney for Criminal. Civil, auto etc... he's the guy you want to hire. You will not be disappointed! I wish I could give him 10 stars... Thanks Mike for keeping our family together.
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Posted by Shadeed | December 17, 2022
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Brady, Jordan, Messi, Judge of the Lawyer Game
I've had a few lawyers and Mr.Russ is definitely better than rest. Able to call text or whatever any day or or time of with any concerns. For a case that lasted 2yrs I never felt like he wasn't taking care of my case or a priority. Flew to my location at drop of a dime. After hiring never spent a day in jail!! From a double digit mandatory to no time incarcerated to watching football game right now as typing Mr.Russ and the Russ firm has become part of a great decision I've made in life. That was Federal lol got him for a state case before no felony and no jail also. And he is 10hr drive. Also has reached out after cases to check on me smh could go on for days. One of best decisions I've made in life so far!!!!!
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Posted by Maurice | October 4, 2022
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By far the best lawyer
Michael Russ is very professional and thorough! The best lawyer that I have seen in a long time. He does exactly what he says that he’s gonna do for you. He responded to all my emails, texts and phone calls. He answered all the questions that me and my wife had. He also gave me options and helped me with making the rite choice and decision for my case. I greatly appreciate the professionalism and the common curtesy that was shown. He’s definitely and gentlemen and a squalor. Keep up the great work and please go check him out, you won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by Calvin wheeler | July 22, 2022
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Great lawyer!!! Highly recommend
Mike Russ is a great lawyer. He was very patient with me and the case he got me everything I was owed and more. He fought for me diligently even through the road blocks no matter how long it takes he is going to do everything in his power and more to get u the best results!!! Highly recommend
Posted by Angela | February 22, 2022
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MR. MICHAEL RUSS, JR. ESQUIRE EXTRAODINAIRE
It is with great delight that I leave this review. Mr. Russ began to represent me in December and I sent him paperwork regarding my claim. I sent him so much paper work and I know he read every word. I settled my claim with him as my attorney early February. He addressed my every concern and made sure it was placed in the settlement agreement. He was always very kind, patient and extremely respectful. I had prior counsel and oh what a difference Mr. Russ as my attorney made! He never argued with me but gave me his true professional opinion and I fully trusted him. I knew he had my best interest at heart and I didn't have to worry at all. I highly recommend Mr. Russ and I am forever grateful for the service he provided me.
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Posted by Aaron | October 11, 2021
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Diligence, Transparency, and a Profound Sense of Understanding
Prior to acquiring the legal services of the Russ Firm, I was on law firm #4; essentially, I was dealing with negligence I assumed people got fired for. Unfortunately, I accepted this outcome as I developed the thought of my income, lack of notoriety, and/or case not being worth the time to these firms. The quality of service I received from my former lawyers was consistent enough for my thought to feel valid. I lost all faith in recovering what was lost - my income, my double bass, and money used to treat multiple acute disc herniations - from 3 not-at-fault car accidents. These firms ranged from those of prominence - empirically and solely based on ads - to personal recommendations. This man... Michael Russ... Completely restored my faith and eased my anxieties. During my consultation with Michael, and relative to previous consultation sessions from my former lawyers, he gave me a realistic and concise overview of what to expect and what was needed in order to proceed with the 1st accident. As a freelancer and gig worker who takes performance gigs for high profile events or content creation, I was relieved when he asked me to send him recent email and text feeds detailing the gig specifications. It was very calming that he had a solution to negotiate around freelancing and gig work as our income is not considered "consistent" income. He initiated conversations via email and phone to probe me to see if I had any more valid and tangible information to help with the case, including getting a second opinion from another physician. Once the demand was sent, he did not rest on it. I received calls and emails throughout the week (and on weekends!) with updates. These updates included the following: (1) call attempts to the medical facility to negotiate the price down; (2) call attempts to the insurance company to negotiate around their low ball offer "negotiated" by my former lawyer; (3) material and information that he found or that I need to send; (4) settlement distribution protocols; and, (5) call attempts to negotiate the lien award amount to my previous lawyer's firm. I could not appreciate this more. Even if nothing was progressing with the case during negotiation talks, it was comforting to receive a call/email from Michael with an update that attempts were made. I found the outcome of my first case very hilarious, actually - Michael closed my case, tripled my net take of the initial settlement offer while increasing the initial gross settlement offer by approximately 61%, and settled the lien dispute with my former law firm all before said law firm sent the dismissal letters for other 2 accidents. With all of this, I am very confident that my next two cases will have similar outcomes; and I hold that confidence towards anyone reading this who needs a lawyer that cares and is not looking for a manipulative payday.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2020
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Mike is an incredible attorney! After spending 23 years with my employer, I found myself in a situation where I felt a wrongful termination was occurring. After the free consultation with Mike, he agreed to take the case and was fair and realistic about the fight ahead. Nonetheless, he dug his heels in and feverishly worked on the case that resulted in an outcome far beyond my imagination. Choosing the right attorney is a critical decision and so with Mike, you should know that you're hiring someone with a bulldog mentality for getting things done!!!!
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Posted by Johnny | December 1, 2020
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The best of the best
Mike Russ has been a really good help throughout my whole civil case. He never let me down and did everything he said he was going to do to get me and my family the best outcome. I truly appreciate him, he not only makes you feel like a client but he also makes sure your respected and cared about like your his own family. Definitely made sure I was satisfied and that everything worked out in my favor and best interest for my loved ones. Thanks so much for everything, If you need him for anything civil he definitely is the way to go!!!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Russ Firm, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Clyde Co US LLP
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Goodman McGuffey LLP
  • 2017 - 2018

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Maryland v. J.T.
  • The case remained in the juvenile court and the defendant was sentenced to only a 6-month behavioral modification program.
  • State of Georgia v. T.S.
  • All felonies charges were dropped.
  • State of Maryland v. A.M.
  • All felonies charges were dropped.
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Lamar American Inn of Court
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Medicine and Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Medicine and Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in Georgia
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Equity Summit
  • How Our Legal System Protects Police Accused of Wrongdoing and What We Can Do About It
  • 2021
  • Steak & Burger Annual Fundraiser
  • Adversity
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Near the top of our field when it comes to his legal expertise, and he is just getting started. Highly recommended for Criminal Law and Personal Injury!"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve known Mike for years and he is an exceptional attorney. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on various matters. He is very skilled and hard working, and I can easily say I’d recommend him to anyone."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very capable, hard working, and honest attorney."