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Kristin M. Russell

About me

I grew up in Northern Kentucky and I have been practicing law here for almost 7 years.  I fight for my clients accused of felonies, misdemeanors, DUI, juvenile offenses, probation or parole violations, and contempt of court in family court.  I am also passionate about representing clients in Kentucky adoption cases and doing everything I can to expedite the proceedings.     


Please contact me if you need an experienced criminal defense or adoption attorney. DISCLAIMER: If you send me a message through Avvo, the message does not create an attorney-client relationship.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    7 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    So glad to have found Ms Russell via avvo. I referred her one of my NC licensees who'd received traffic charges in KY but had failed to appear for them. I was confident she'd work hard to reach an outcome which would save his license and she did-and she exceeded even my high expectations. Would be pleased to refer more clients and heartily and highly recommend her to others.


    Mary Mendini DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nicholas D. Summe

    Kristin is a passionate and effective advocate for her clients. She is well know for being a strong litigator and for taking excellent care of those who are wise enough to entrust her with their case. Whether it's an adoption matter or a criminal charge, you can not go wrong with Kristin Russell.


    Nicholas Summe Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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KYAuthorized to practice law200908/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo's Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Avvo's Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Avvo's Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Volunteer Law Student AwardNorthern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers2009
The Horton Award - Litigation Persuasion InstituteKentucky Department of Public Advocacy2009
KLEO ScholarshipSalmon P. Chase College of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / PartnerRussell & Ireland Law Group, LLC2016 - Present
AttorneyOf Counsel at Willenborg, Russell & Ireland, PLLC2011 - 2015
Assistant Public AdvocateDepartment of Public Advocacy2009 - 2011
Licensed ExternDepartment of Public Advocacy2008 - 2009
Law ClerkLegal Aid of the Bluegrass2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kentucky Justice AssociationMember2016 - Present
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
United States District Court Eastern District of KentuckyAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony OffensesN/A
Misdemeanor Offenses and ViolationsN/A
Juvenile OffensesN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvillePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Boot CampAttorney Panel2016
"Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters" ProgramAttorney Panel2014