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Russell Austin Aldrich

Probate Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Russell Aldrich, Russ Aldrich

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  • State Years
    Maine - ME 6 years
    Texas - TX 12 years
    Colorado - CO < 1 year
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State CO
    Acquired 2023
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.


I am passionate about my clients.  Whatever their objective, I always take it upon myself to make it my own and strive for the best outcome possible.


Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011


Aldrich Law Firm, PLLC
8700 Crownhill Blvd.
Suite 200
San Antonio, TX, 78209


5.0 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2013
Professional and Effective
Russel responded quickly to our Avvo inquiry and set an appointment. From our initial meeting, He came across as very knowledgable, reviewed our documents, and explained in detail what the process would be. Russel conducted himself in a very professional manner, yet was sensitive to our family's needs.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2013
Helped us through a difficult time
Russell handed our wrongful death case as part of a pending probate matter. He accepted the case when two other attorneys had already passed up the opportunity, resulting in a six-figure settlement with the insurance company. He helped us through a very difficult time. Thank you
Posted by Trudie Vlach | August 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
At the end of our case I sent him a Superman outfit. He saved our lives, financially, emotionally and probably health wise. We had been tied up in an 11 year nasty family Trust and Guardianship situation that we were drowning in. Russell took on our case when no one else was willing and the money had run out. His expertise and caring nature were responsible for bringing our case to a much needed close with the least loss and damage. He is by far the most trustworthy and man of high integrity I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
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Posted by Mary Ann Nowland | June 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend, Excellent Estate/Probate Attorney
I consulted with Russell Aldrich on a contested probate matter and was impressed with his knowledge of estate law. His willingness to listen to the scope of the situation, explain the laws in a manner I could understand, and answer all my questions was invaluable. His expertise put my concerns into perspective and provided the answers and advice I needed. In addition to his impressive knowledge of probate law, Mr. Aldrich is personable and responsive. His honest and professional manner promoted a sense of trust, giving me the confidence to address a difficult situation. I highly recommend Mr. Aldrich to anyone needing estate planning or legal representation with probate litigation.
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Posted by Michael | June 13, 2014
Very good experience.
Mr. Aldrich served as my attorney when I served as the executor for my mom's estate. He was affordable, knowledgable, and sympathetic. I really appreciate all the he did for me - my mom's death was unexpected and so it hit me and my family really hard. Thank you
Posted by Michael | August 5, 2013
As a satisfied former client, I wanted to refute the review from "Charlene"
I was referred to Mr. Aldrich by the referral service and he assisted me in making a will. As I was looking for his phone number to ask him a question related to another matter, this negative review popped up and I wanted to at least offer a different perspective. He was very kind and flexible with me and I didn't have any trouble. Actions speak louder than words: I am using him again for a different problem. Just my two cents...
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Posted by B. | March 24, 2012
Removed a defamatory blog post
Helped me get down a false blog post on the website The post accused me of molesting little kids and could have seriously damaged my business.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2012
Personal Injury
Extremely competent attorney who helped my family settle some complicated and sensitive probate matters after my mother's death. He was compassionate and very capable. We are very satisfied and would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2011
Did an annulment for me and my wife. I live out of state but he kept me really informed as to what was going on. Very competent and trustworthy lawyer.
Posted by Nancy | December 16, 2011
Nice guy, good service.
Used him for a personal injury matter against my apartment complex. Got me a good settlement after the insurance company didn't wanna pay. Fast responses to emails
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2011
Custom NFA Trust
Bought a custom NFA trust from him. Was quick and responsive. I'd use him again.
Posted by Rebecca | December 2, 2011
Great San Antonio lawyer
Wonderful attorney who helped my daughter who was severely injured in an auto accident with an 18-wheeler. He made sure the insurance company compensated her for injuries and lost wages. He made a horrible situation so much easier for all of us, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a reliable, capable lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2011
Criminal Defense
He represented me in a motion to revoke hearing and kept me from having to go back to jail. I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my three kids thanks to him. Very good lawyer.
Posted by Nolan | November 28, 2011
NFA Gun Trust
If you're wanting to purchase an NFA weapon in SA, Russ is the only game in town. Reasonable price and a quick turnaround. Will use him for additional purchases.
Posted by christi | November 15, 2011
Professional and personable!
Russell responded to my question on AVVO. He took the time to talk to me on the phone and email me with suggestions and advice. I really am appreciative of his professionalism and personable attributes. I have not yet decided what road I am going to take yet, but rest assured, whatever I do will be through Mr. Aldrich. It is refreshing to have a positive experience with an attorney! Thank you!
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Posted by Henry | November 14, 2011
NFA Trust
I am a gun collector who had Russell create a revocable trust customized so that I could purchase weapons and firearms governed by the National Firearms Act. The process was easy and he was quick to deliver. I'd recommend him to others in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Jan | November 12, 2011
Estate planning
Russ did some estate planning work for us to help us minimize our estate and gift taxes. He seemed very knowledgeable about the law and appears to know a good deal about the various estate planning instruments that are available to achieve your goals - everything from simple wills to more complex trusts and family limited partnerships. He was prompt in getting the job done for us, his rates were reasonable, and overall he's just a really friendly guy. We would definitely use him again.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Aldrich Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Officer
  • United States Army Reserve
  • 2008 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • The United States Department of Justice - Antitrust Division
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Governance Intern
  • The Center for Social Development
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • St. Mary's University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2008
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate of holographic will
  • Probate of holographic will
  • Elder Abuse
  • Full recovery for client
  • Will Contest
  • Prevented probate of fraudulent will
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  • Polly Jackson-Spencer Probate American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2024 - Present
  • Foreign Area Officer Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Civil Affairs Association
  • Life Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Texas State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sons of the Republic of Texas
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Legal Stars
  • SA Scene Magazine
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • The University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • 2011
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  • National Defense Magazine
  • Beyond Cyberwarfare and the Arms Race for Non-Military Capabilities
  • 2012
  • San Antonio Lawyer
  • The Case for a Legal Residency
  • 2012
  • North Korea Review
  • An Examination of China's Treatment of North Korean Asylum Seekers
  • 2011
  • Penn Political Review
  • Into the Warm Embrace of Comrade Hugo: What Venezuela's Public Relations Gambit Means for the United States
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Russell
Probate Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this attorney. In my experience, Russell is a smart and capable probate attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Russ is very dedicated to his clients. He is a tenacious litigator and will go the extra mile to help his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He truly cares about his clients and strives to get them the best results possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A hard worker with good client relations willing to go the extra step."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He cares about clients and is always professional."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for litigation matters. Russ in a capable and enthusiastic advocate."
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