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Russell B McCormick

Criminal defense Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.7   56 reviews
  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 15 years
    Florida - FL 15 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%

    16 years, 750 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    16 years, 1,000 cases

Russell B. McCormick was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. McCormick graduated from Duncan U. Fletcher High School in 2001. Mr. McCormick would then earn his bachelor degree at the University of Central Florida in 2005. Mr. McCormick then returned from Orlando to his home town of Jacksonville and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law.

During law school, Mr. McCormick was a member of Florida Coastal's renowned Moot Court Honor Board. Mr. McCormick also pursued his interest in Criminal Law by studying International Criminal Law while attending a summer curriculum in Rome, Italy. After returning from Italy, Mr. McCormick began defending the rights of the accused in Duval County as a Certified Legal Intern for the Public Defender's Office. Mr. McCormick's performance in the classroom earned him a Governor's Scholarship as well as individual recognition for academic excellence.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. McCormick began applying his knowledge of criminal law by defending the rights of the indigent as an Assistant Public Defender in Southeastern Kentucky. Mr. McCormick then returned to Jacksonville and began working as an Assistant State Attorney. Mr. McCormick served as an Assistant State Attorney under elected State Attorney Angela Corey from 2009 to 2013. From the time he began as a prosecutor in county court to his final assignment as a Special Assault Division Attorney, Mr. McCormick handled thousands of cases and conducted dozens of jury trials, from misdemeanors like Petit Theft and DUI to the most serious felonies like Armed Robbery and Capital Sexual Battery, which is punishable by mandatory life in prison.

The knowledge, experience, and skill Mr. McCormick has gained working on both sides of criminal cases as an Assistant Public Defender and as an Assistant State Attorney, and the knowlegde and refined skills gained via membership and participation in the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The National College of DUI Defense, provides a unique advantage in the defense of your rights.

 

When he is not practicing law Mr. McCormick prides himself on maintaining an active role in the community by volunteering and participating in events to benefit charity. Mr. McCormick also enjoys attending Jacksonville Jaguar games.

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Location

Law Office of Russell B. Mccormick, P.A.
400 E Monroe Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I got in trouble. Russell was highly recommended. He is the best. Did what he said he would do. Saved my bacon.
Posted by Amanda | April 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation.
Needed legal help in a highly stressful situation/issue with restrictive appearance conflicts due to new family life. Never had to appear which was a true-life saver. Highly ideal law firm to hire to take care of any legal needs. Quick turn around on phone calls, quotes, or any questions. Doesn't call you unless absolutely has to. Remains in contact with updates. Took care of everything even though I've might've worried and was anxious. Took the away and made it hassle free/ worry free in the end. Hired. Wouldn't seek or use anyone else for any legal needs in the future. Very knowledgeable, responsiveness, hardworking and persevering.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2022
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Excellent
Mr. McCormick is the best criminal lawyer to me in Jacksonville FL. He was able to get me out of a family sexual abuse accusation with no jail time, very patient, care about his clients, good listener and his devotion to do the job right, I couldn’t more please about his service.
Posted by Jordan | December 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Russell did a excellent job had my back and best interest from day one! Highly recommend!
Posted by Lavoisier | October 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client of Russell McCormick
I’m Lavoisier,my experience with Russell was great considering it being my first time needing Attorney services.Russell sticks to his words and he’s really for the people,he came and saw me multiple times while incarcerated to see how I was doing.I would highly recommend him to the next.Hopefully I’ll never need you again. But if I do your my guy. Thanks for your time and patience.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2019
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I was facing some serious drug charges an mr McCormick was very honest with me from the jump I told him I wanted my charges thrown out an that’s what happened even though I hired him late in the game because I had too fire my first attorney he made sure I wasn’t charged wit anything I would highly recommend him he returned your call he keep u updated if it’s important but most of all u get what u pay for
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2019
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Great lawyer.
My experience was great my bf didnt have to do 3 years which he assured me of from the beginning and he kept his word he was also very understanding with my current financial situation and he helped me out alot didnt hound me for payment he understood. I thank you alot for your service.
Posted by MARK | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Straight up
I've always been lied to by attorneys I live in Alabama Russell could have taken my money and kicked me to the curb but he didn't treated me with respect did what he said and I appreciate and respect Russell as an attorney and I came to like him as a person as well we were able to laugh in a hard situation If you need a lawyer not a list call this old boy he'll do what he says Mark W Hale
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Posted by Mark | July 30, 2019
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Great attorney!
Russell was a wonderful and thorough attorney. Every question we had...he answered. Every email we sent...he replied. He helped us in our moment of need and he came through with flying colors. We will always be thankful and grateful for him.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and professional
I recently hired Russell McCormick to appear in court on my behalf for a traffic violation. I had never had to hire an attorney before- he and his staff walked me through the process every step of the way and were very accommodating. He is quick to respond to any questions or concerns I have had and has always made sure to keep me in the loop through the entire process. I highly recommend his services. He is an outstanding attorney and person.
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Posted by Keith | May 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Jacksonville
Russell handled two of my cases in a very professional manner. Phone calls were always answered or returned in a rapid fashion. Worked with me on payments. Both cases mentioned above were concluded with extremely good results. You want this man on your side in the courtroom, he's on another level at law. Great guy as well. I would highly recommend this man in a heartbeat.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I hired Mr. McCormick for my husband just hours before he was supposed to be in court. I was able to speak to him and go over everything right away. The attorney gave updates via email and the case was handled and closed with great results within a few months.
Posted by Dan | October 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Diligent, reliable and honest
Mr. McCormick is an extraordinary attorney. He went above and beyond for me as a clients and actually made you feel cared about. He always answers my calls and explains what is going on with the case. He gets down to business and didn't stop until justice was done. Mr. McCormick has my full trust! His work ethic and determination is what helped me through this dark time and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you Mr. McCormick!!!
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Posted by Ramona | April 22, 2018
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Excellent Attorney - Highly Recommended!
I hired Russell McCormick to represent my son and I was very pleased with his commitment to ensure a positive outcome. He was very knowledgeable and continued to keep me informed of the progress in the case. While in court, Mr. McCormick received positive comments from the Judge indicating that he was an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Nick | March 13, 2018
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Best attorney in Jax!
There’s very few people I can say I trust to have my back and I must say Russell definitely did, I had a DUI with refusal to blow which in any other circumstances would have cost me driving privileges for a year. Thanks to Russell I was able to get the case dismissed and move forward with my life. A friend of a friend is a judge at the Duval county court house and when mentioned Russell’s name said this guy is a true titan in criminal defense. I wish I could give 10 stars!
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Posted by Abraham | March 9, 2018
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Honest man
I hired mr McCormick,when I first met him I was sure he knew what had to be done . He seemed very knowledgeable and confident which which I choose him to represent me .When all said and done I got the results I wanted.I highly recommend him.
Posted by Katie | March 5, 2018
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Speeding Ticket Case
I had a great experience with Russell McCormick’s services. I received a speeding ticket and less than a week later, Russell had a court date prepared for my case. Russell was very quick and attentive, I would highly recommend his services for anything you may need.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, Professional, Knowledgable
Mr. McCormick did an AWESOME job in represenring my son. As a parent, I was nervous, emotional and confused. I had spoken to many attorney's and after meeting with Mr. McCormick, I knew he waa the one. He was understanding of my feelings, yet he was honest in presenring me with the legal pro's and con's and never waivered. He met wirh me when asked and answered my calls in a respecful time frame. I would definitely refer anyone to Mr McCormick IF you are seeking one who is knowledgeable, trustworthy and legally working hard for YOUR BENEFIT. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
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Posted by Daniel | January 5, 2018
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Great Lawyer
I contacted Russel about my situation. He was very professional. I was worry free about my case and he handled everything perfectly. He is definitely my new family lawyer.
Posted by Lisa | October 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Russell was a great attorney who took the time to listen to my specific needs. He handled my legal needs with expertise... I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Law Office of Russell B. McCormick, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Florida State Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Public Defender
  • Kentucky Department Of Public Advocacy
  • 2009 - 2009

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Florida v. J.H.; 2015-CT-1548
  • NOT GUILTY VERDICT!!
  • State of Florida v. T.S.: 2014-CF-7513
  • Withhold of Adjudication, time served 2 days with 2 days credit.
  • State of Florida v. R.L.; 2013-CF-7142
  • Waiver of minimum mandatory, time served.
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Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Book Award for Highest Grade/Academic Excellence
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Russell
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McCormick is an aggressive and tenacious attorney. You will not go wrong speaking to Mr. McCormick about your legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Russell McCormick’s professionalism and clear knowledge of the law have allowed him to be consistently successful for his clients. I heartily endorse him. He is honest and hardworking, putting the rights and interests of his clients first."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Russell. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the best criminal defense attorneys in Jacksonville. I've known Rusty for several years and his experience, professionalism, and work ethic are second to none. I endorse this lawyer."
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Jacksonville Criminal defense Lawyer Russell B McCormick
Russell B McCormick
Criminal defense Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 15 years
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