Skip to main content

Craig W Russell

Criminal defense Attorney at Pendleton, OR

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Russell Law Group, LLC

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

Practice area

Former Umatilla County Deputy District Attorney, Craig W. Russell, has handled thousands of criminal cases from simple misdemeanor charges to serious felonies. As a prosecutor, Craig swore an oath to uphold the Constitution - an oath he continues to uphold in private practice. Our Constitution was created to protect you, not the government. Craig is committed to holding the government accountable and providing the criminally accused with the passionate and effective representation that they not only deserve, but are constitutionally entitled to.

Photos and videos

Contact Craig

Russell Law Group, LLC
230 South Main Street
P.O. Box 296
Pendleton, OR, 97801


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Michelle | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Counsel
Our son found himself in some trouble and he needed representation. Mr Russell was assigned to our son as a public defender. He was patient in answering our questions, courteous and thoughtful. We appreciated his expertise and honesty. Mr. Russell was able to negotiate a reasonable outcome for our son. His staff is easy to get a hold of and always got back to us quickly. Thank you for making a stressful situation better with your calm and excellent leadership.
Read less
Posted by Mark | June 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help in a time that you need it most
I recently needed a lawyer to defend myself against a criminal charge. He was reassuring, helpful and good at what he does. The result was converting the criminal charge into a violation or non-criminal offense, which was the best outcome and avoided a trial, even though he fought we could ultimately win at trail. His advice was spot on and appreciate his expertise and resulted in a good outcome. He is an excellent criminal lawyer when you are in need.
Read less
Posted by Catherine | August 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Criminal law
He answered me almost immediately after I contacted him he reached out to courts and was able to answer every one of the questions I had. I would definitely recommend him to your criminal lawyer as he is well experienced and connected to the courts.


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Russell Law Group, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Special Deputy District Attorney
  • Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Umatilla County District Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Davis Rothwell Earle & Xochihua, PC
  • 2014 - 2015
View all work experience


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2014
  • University of Alaska - Fairbanks
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011


  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2019 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year
  • Oregon Sportman's Coalition
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Attorney Award
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (0)
Given (0)
Endorse Craig
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney.
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Pendleton Criminal defense Lawyer Craig W Russell
Craig W Russell
Criminal defense Attorney
Pendleton, OR
Licensed for 8 years