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About me

I am a solo practitioner who concentrates in bankruptcy, real estate, personal injury, and general litigation.  I have been practicing for over 13 years and have worked on all sides of cases at all types of law firms.  Whether it's a courtroom battle, an insurance company dispute, a real estate transaction, or something in between, you can trust that I have the knowledge and experience to help my clients with their legal needs.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    13 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    16 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 25%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. General Practice: 15%
    16 years, 2 thousand cases
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    13 years, 250 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Debra D. Crane

    Brian is a very intelligent, articulate and aggressive attorney. He knows how to get the results his clients need efficiently and effectively. Brian is a great attorney. I highly recommend Brian.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

The Law Office of Brian J. Russell

405 Kent Ct
Oswego, IL, 60543-8085


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Censure
    issued in IL, 2016


    Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. 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.

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Brian J. Russell2012 - Present
Managing AttorneyDailey Law Firm, P.C.2011 - 2012
OwnerThe Law Office of Brian J. Russell2010 - 2011
PartnerIllini Legal Services, Ltd2008 - 2010
OwnerHerrick & Russell, P.C.2004 - 2008
AssociateGarelli & Associates, P.C.2003 - 2004
AssociateO'hagan Smith & Amundsen, LLC2001 - 2003
AssociateParrillo Weiss & O'halloran1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kane County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MB & RB vs. Hospital and Doctors$2,000,000 settlement with hospital
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoN/AJD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)1999
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Law ShowGeneral practice - free legal advice2012