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Born & raised in Jamaica. Ms Russell immigrated to the United States in 1989. She attended Broward College(formerly Broward Community College) where she earned her A.A. degree in Business Administration in 1993. She then went on to receive her B.S. in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 1994, later graduating from the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Law with her Juris Doctor in 1997.
While pursuing her undergraduate and law school studies, Ms. Russell was involved in several organizations such as Phi Alpha Delta; Nebraska State Bar Assn Student Member; Multicultural Assn and BLSA and held several leadership positions. She participated in numerous community outreaches such as the Leo Mentoring Program , Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Adopt a Family and other such wonderful programs.
Ms. Russell is admitted to practice and is an active member of both the Florida Bar, 1997 and the District of Columbia Bar, 1999. She is admitted to the US District Court Southern District of Florida, 2010. Ms. Russell has been recognized for her achievements by Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in America; Madison Who's Who and recognized by the Florida Bar for her Pro Bono Work with the Broward Legal Service-Broward Lawyers Care in 2010.
Ms. Russell has been practicing law for twenty (21) years nationwide in all aspects of immigration law and in the South Florida she also practices in the area of family & divorce; immigration; probate; wills & trust and estate administration.
For six (6) years, Ms. Russell represented literally thousands of clients of numerous nationalities and ethnicities between 1998-2004, as the Staff Attorney for Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc - Miami Office ( CCLS) and later starting and becoming the Managing/ Supervising Attorney for Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc - Broward Office, a religious non profit organization which provides free or low cost legal services to low income immigrants in the South Florida area. Although, Ms Russell went on to private practice she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc. Ms. Russell understands that not everyone can afford her services and have given generously over the decades of her time and expertise through pro bono projects and citizenship drives in the South Florida community.
After leaving CCLS, in 2004, Ms. Russell became a shareholder in the law firm of Russell Quiros, P.A. originally known as Cameron & Russell, P.A.,. However, in September 2008, Ms. Russell, branched off on her own and started The Russell Law Firm, P.L. where she continues to build on her reputation of being an attorney of the utmost integrity, a straight shooter; and an attorney who gets results whether from straight forward and complex immigration and family law cases to small estates and complex multi million dollar probate estates. She continues to consistently provides the same personalized excellent representation to all her clients within the continental United States and around the world.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||04/19/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Pro Bono Service||Florida Bar||2010|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||2010|
|Owner||The Russell Law Firm, P.L.||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Russell Quiros, P.A.||2004 - 2008|
|Managing Attorney||Catholic Legal Services-Broward||2000 - 2004|
|Staff Attorney||Catholic Legal Services-Miami||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee||Member||2018 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyer Association (South Florida Chapter)||Member||2016 - Present|
|Catholic Legal Service||Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|TJ Reddick Bar Association||Member||2011 - 2012|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||2003 - 2016|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - 2007|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - 2011|
|University of Nebraska College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Nova Southeastern University||BA||1994|
|Broward College formerly BCC||Associates of Arts||1993|
|Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee||Naturalization Issues||2017|
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