Brian Russ is an attorney in West Sacramento, California. Brian's practice is in estate planning with a particular focus on emerging forms of intellectual property.
Brian earned his Juris Doctorate from the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Brian passed the California bar on his first attempt and is licensed to practice law in California (Bar #318281).
Brian earned a Master's of Public Policy from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at California State University Monterey Bay (go Otters!), a Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis (go Aggies!), and an Associate of Arts from Las Positas Community College (go Hawks!).
Brian and his family live in Yolo County where they enjoy the summer months at Raley Field watching the River Cats and eating ice cream at Devil May Care.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trusts & Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year||Lawyer Monthly||2019|
|ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award||McGeorge School of Law||2017|
|Paul Harris Fellowship||Rotary International||2010|
|Partner||The Law Offices of Brian D. Russ||2017 - Present|
|Contracts & Grants Officer||The Regents of the University of California||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||N/A||2017 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section||N/A||2017 - Present|
|The Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court||Member||2016 - 2017|
|Rotary Club of Santa Cruz||Sergeant-at-Arms||2008 - 2011|
|McGeorge Law Review||AB 1301: An Attempt to Eliminate Persistent Voter Discrimination||2017|
|McGeorge Law Review||Lobbyists Are People Too, And They Should be Free to Contribute to Their Local Legislative Races||2017|
|Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal||All Wrapped Up and Nowhere to Gogo: Wrap Contracts Meet the Wrapture||2016|
|McGeorge Law Review||Proposition 54: Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. “California Legislature Transparency Act”||2016|
|Political Institutions: Bureaucracies & Public Administration eJournal||A Case for Indexing the Minimum Wage in California: An Analysis of Indexed Minimum Wage Policies in Santa Fe, NM and San Francisco, CA||2011|
|Political Institutions: Elections eJournal||The California State Assembly: Where the People Don’t Matter - On the Campaign Financing of Assembly Candidates and the Puzzling Lack of Public Outcry||2011|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||J.D.||2017|
|California State University, Monterey Bay||MPP||2011|
|University of California - Davis||B.A.||2007|
|McGeorge School of Law Commencement Ceremony||Commencement Speaker||2017|
|Estate of Kennedy|
Posted by Lynn
Mon Sep 09 2019