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Blair Michael Russ

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   31 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 15 years
    New York - NY 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

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Location

Tomlinson Bomsztyk Russ
1000 Second Ave. Ste. 3660
Seattle, WA, 98104
Bellevue Office
11661 SE 1st Street, Ste. 201
Bellevue, WA, 98005
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Posted by Kirill | June 24, 2011
Honest and personal...
I would highly encourage anyone looking for a lawyer to consult Blair. He was very knowledgable in a case I thought was going to be going on forever. He quickly did his research and was so informative. My favorite part was that he would always call and keep in the loop of things which is so important sense I had no idea about the law.
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Posted by Katherine | May 24, 2011
Incredibly knowledgeable, honest and straight forward - Highly recommend!
Blair recently represented me on a personal injury case. From the very first interaction I had with Blair, I was confident I was in good hands. He took the time to explain things to me and answer all my questions. I was impressed with his vast knowledge of the law and his ability to translate the complex legal jargon into terms I easily understood. As a result I felt extremely comfortable making decisions and never felt like I was being pressured along the way. Not only was he a pleasure to work with, but he actually did an amazing job representing me during Mediation and brilliantly negotiated a very large settlement that I was extremely pleased with. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Jack | June 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal representation and very patient
I had the privilege of working with Blair during a challenging employment litigation case, and I cannot recommend his services highly enough. From start to finish, he demonstrated unparalleled expertise, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to my best interest.
Posted by RajV | January 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer! Helped to win my years of efforts! Thank you!
Blair is a very logical, ethical, energetic and knows how to work on complex cases. He is amazing in court in front judge and opposite party with full preparations! He cares for his clients to help navigate, patiently explain and answer all questions! My business case was very complex with many intricacies which needed a lawyer like Blair! In the beginning he tried to understand my case, legitimacy, how I was deceived and done his analysis before taking my case. He put forward the right strategy to win my case! Big thanks to Blair for helping me to win this case as it was years of my efforts to not just let go! I highly recommend and respect Blair for his extraordinary work on my case! Thank you, Blair, it was not possible to win without your help!
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Blair is a Bulldog!
We hired Blair to help us in a dispute that had been dragging on for years. Blair came into the situation and really made a difference. He managed the case and his clients with extreme professionalism. He set expectations and really came through for us. We really appreciate the job that Blair did for us. We would recommend Blair to anyone who wants an aggressive, practical and smart attorney.
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Posted by Julio | February 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Blair!
My wife and I were in a dispute with the contractor who built our custom home. Blair helped prepare us for the process of being sued by explaining all of the complex legal theories in a calm and easy to follow manner. He eventually got the opposing party to settle the case for less than 40% of what was originally sought.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Job
I was the project manager for an architectural metal and glazing subcontractor on multi-million dollar public project. The general contractor tried to make us the fall guy for everything that went wrong on the project. The case ended up in litigation. I was glad that I had a Blair on our side. He was thorough, prepared, creative, and most of all cared about taking care of us. After two mediation's, the case went to trial and lasted over a month. During the trial, Blair presented our side of the story to the jury in a thoughtful and dynamic way. He made a very complex and technical project simple and understandable. The jury got it quickly, and we won the month long trial after less than an hour of deliberations. I would hire Blair on any construction or business dispute, and have recommended him to my friends and colleagues.
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Posted by Adam | October 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Blair was referred to by another attorney. He helped my club with a lease dispute. With out getting into all the details... He was able to explain our rights, Discuss our options (pros and cons), and helped us settle this dispute. I have recommended Blair to friends, colleagues, and clients during this dispute and plan to continue referring in the future. Thank you to Blair and his team at BMLT!
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Posted by AngeloQuevedo | April 16, 2015
LIFE SAVER!!!
Blair was highly recommended to me through a friend that has hired him at least 3 times for DUI cases, the same reason I hired Blair for. I'm very happy to have hired Blair, he came through big time...my case ended up going to trial and he got me a "Not Guilty" verdict! He is very knowledgeable and passionate with his cases. I would hire him again if needed in a heart beat!
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2014
Blair will handle your situation
My experience with Blair...I am a guy that has no "in and out" experience with the system so when I had criminal harassment charges leveled against me by the city I was losing sleep to say the least. I have no record to speak of and getting one would be a disaster for me. Blair's help was enormous he explained the million questions I have and worried about. Being involved in legal sludge is stressful and frustrating but Blair helps you manage everything well. We decided to go to trial in my case and is it turned the prosecutor dropped the case and the nonsense ended in my favor. Blairs services are worth every penny. He is a smart and intelligent lawyer and his record speaks for itself.
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Posted by Ariam | May 15, 2014
Amazingly Talented Lawyer!
Blair Russ is not only an amazing attorney, he grow into a great friend! My case was a DUI with a refusal and unfortunately my second one under the age of 21. I plead not guilty because believe it or not I wasn't drunk!! Blair really believe in me and my case and fought for 2 years to help me finally see my day in court. Even though I was late to court one day which made my case have to go on for another 6-8 months due to personal life scheduling conflicts he didn't give up on me. He always kept me informed, and didn't feel like I was a waste of time, even though my trail got rescheduled more than 5 times. Once my trial actually began, the preparation and delivery of MY story was exactly what I had hoped for. It is very hard to make people understand my situation but one thing Blair has a talent for is communicating. He drew the picture that most people wouldn't attempt to see when they hear my charges, he gave me a voice and really spoke to the jury in a language which proved my innocence. Blair helped me explain myself in a way I couldn't and I really owe him so much for that. The time we spent trying to deal with this was very stressful but all worth it in the end with my verdict of NOT GUILTY! The jury later spoke to me and even told me how great he was and clear and genuine when he spoke. They listened to him and were able to trust and believe what he said. Being in this situation has taught me a lot but mainly made me really appreciate how much in my corner Blair was. He is an awesome lawyer and I highly recommend him. Thank you Blair!!!!
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Posted by Matthew | July 19, 2013
Job well done
After contacting Blair during the most stressful time of my life, I felt immediately assured by Blair and his partner that I was in very capable hands. Blair was always the first in line talking with the prosecutors working on my case. We plead from a high felony to a misdemeanor and went from looking at jail time to just a small fine and some work crew. All in all I was extremely happy with the outcome based on the evidence against me.
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Posted by Vic | March 8, 2013
Excellent lawyer -- put my life back on track
I cant say enough about Blair. I was involved in an unfortunate domestic violence issue. Having never been in trouble with the law before, this was a new and harrowing experience for me. I called the law offices of Kevin Trombold and after working with Kevin (who was great too!) through the initial part of the case he suggested that Blair would be perfect to work with me on this. Blair was completely trustworthy, great at communicating and brainstorming. You could see his desire to get the right outcome shining through. As it turned out there was some drama in the case, Blair was at his best, and I got a great deal through his skill. I am happier than ever in my family life, and I owe it to Blair!
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2013
An Excellent Experience!
I am one of those people who always does my best to do the 'right' thing. I have never been in trouble with the police, reprimanded by a boss or even received any disciplinary action while attending any schools. In fact, I work in public service and work on a daily basis advocating for those who are the most disadvantaged in our community. With that said, I made a mistake. I chose to drive home while under the influence and was pulled over for speeding on the way home. It was literally the most terrifying experience of my life. I immediately called the Law Offices of Kevin Trombold, as I was told his office is one of the best. At first, the pricetag was a little intimidating, but with my work, I could not afford to have this kind of blemish on my history and background. Initially, I began working with Mr. Trombold, but eventually Blair Russ continued work with my case and what an incredible job he did. Mr. Russ was attentive, thougthful, direct, honest and thorough. We reviewed the videos of the night I was pulled over, he answered all of my questions (silly as they sometimes were), and let me know about all of my options when it came time to pleading and negotiating my case. He informed me of both the best case scenarios and the worst. I felt like I could make a good decision about next steps because he had been so honest with me about the outlook for my particular circumstances. I had blown almost twice the legal limit, so my prospects were rather grim. However, he fought hard and was able to negotiate down to a reckeless driving charge. When I was in front of the judge, she stated, "Wow, it looks like someone did some serious advocating for you. We never see a BAC this high negotiated down to a reckless driving charge." At that moment, I realized just how appreciative I needed to be for my attorney's hard work. Though I will never be in this situation again, I cannot thank Mr. Russ enough for doing an absolutely stellar job with my case and leaving me feeling like every penny I spent was worth the result. Thank you!
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Posted by Denise | November 14, 2012
Blair Russ will work for you! I highly recommend him.
I was referred to Blair Russ from another lawyer that I worked with on a separate matter. I am extremely satisfied with the work that Blair did on my case and I highly recommend him. I found him to be easy going, highly knowledgeable and practiced. He worked diligently and professionally with all the appropriate parties involved in my case to establish a positive outcome. There were several times I expressed my concerns to him and he was able to professionally, yet empathetically, calm my nerves. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to assist me in my case. Thank you Blair Russ!
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Posted by sarah | September 5, 2012
Capable, Trustworthy, Approachable, Successful
This was my first time having a need to hire a lawyer. A family friend recommended Blair Russ. I found he was extremely patient in explaining legal processes to me, took the time to repeat information when I was confused, told me my success chances, and possible consequences and was always very approachable with questions. He was honest about probable outcomes, but encouraged me to decide my own legal pathway (while providing me with helpful resources), then fighting for me when I decided to continue in court. Blair was unbelievably successful when it came to my case, getting me reduced charges that I didn't think were actually possible. I would definitely recommend Blair to friends and family facing DUI charges and a confusing justice system. Without Blair Russ I would certainly not have been as successful or confident in my proceedings as I was. And thanks to Blair I paid only a fifth of the fines I could have faced and will now have my license back over 6 months earlier than if I had used a public defender. I am very grateful for all the help, guidance , and reassurance Blair provided during a very stressful and confusing time in my life. Although I hope to never go through something like this again I would immediately turn to Blair for my attorney needs.
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Posted by Adam | August 24, 2012
This is the guy you are looking for.
From beginning to end, I was impressed the whole way through. My case was a challenge, but Blair blasted every issue with the utmost professionalism and respect. I am so proud to have Blair standing in front of me protecting my rights. Every issue was dealt with great knowledge and depth.. He was aggressive and precise. I can't say enough about how incredible he is. He also works with an amazing team of lawyers who are unbelievably resourceful. I would recommend Blair to anybody. Your best bet is calling Blair, hands down.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2012
Blair Russ is a fighter!!!
How can i even attempt to begin describing my experience with Blair. There are simply not enough words to fully depict how phenomenal, bright, and shrewed the young man truly is; so I will use one - fighter! Blair Russ is a fighter! Regardless of how brave, confident or tough you are, when facing criminal charges, it is impossible to shake that feeling of despair, panic and genuine torment, that clings to the back of your conscious, parylizing you every day, hour, moment of your daily life. Having Blair on your side is like a much awaited cure, returning your mind and spirit back to normal and feeling safe. What Blair has, that most other attourney don't or have lost, is genuine passion, aggressive approach, and your true best interest at hand; not just some bleak attempt at a quick closure, plea bargain and a quick payday. I have worked with MANY lawyers before and I have NEVER seeing anyone portray such astonishing, and truly mind-blowing aptitude for reasoning and logic. I am convinced that is why Blair doesn't lose. When we went over the case, when Blair outlined his strategy and key arguments for the prosecution, I was simply speechless and remember thinking 'how could anyone have even thought of something like that, not to mention masterfully craft it into an argument? Blair's logic is prodigious, his creativity is miraculous, and his perseverance is unparallel. Blair is everything that a great lawyer should be.
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Posted by Clay | August 5, 2012
Passionate about the law - and winning the case!
Mr. Russ is passionate for what is right - and will put in whatever hours are necessary - day and night - to win the case. Although he was doing what he was paid to do, it was evidenced from the beginning that he really had the client's best interest in mind. He was seriously concerned for my welfare and treated me like family. Don't let his youthful appearance fool you. He can run circles around many older lawyers because (not only did he graduate from one of the top law schools in the country) he has the energy to do so. Mr. Russ always kept me informed on the process - to which I was a novice. I felt secure from the moment he was hired and there were no surprises along the way. Thanks to Mr. Russ and the Trumbold law firm team (who seamlessly stepped in at a moment's notice) I was acquitted.
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Posted by Ralph | March 21, 2012
Smart young lawyer with integrity
I am the board president of a long standing non-profit and engaged Mr. Russ's services more than once. His sage and practical counsel was impressive given his relative youth. I was very impressed and would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tomlinson Bomsztyk Russ
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices Of Kevin Trombold
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • The Russ Law Firm PLLC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • McAloon & Freidman, PC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Devereaux & Associates, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Intern to The Honorable Carol Schapira
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Investigator
  • The Defenders Association
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Benjamin Cardozo Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kenco Construction, Inc. v. Porter Brothers Construction, Inc.
  • Jury Verdict and Award
  • State v. A.Q.
  • Not Guilty
  • Y.S. v. Janitorial Company
  • Settlement $400,000.00
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Associations

  • Washington Defender Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Three Sisters Mythic Structure of Story and Stroytelling for Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Graduate Degree with Honors - Cum Laude
  • University of Washington
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Washington DUI Center
  • Alcohol Induced Amnesia Of The DUI Officer Hunting For Probable Cause
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Evidence in Real Life
  • Using Evidence in a Criminal and Civil Case
  • 2011
  • DUI CLE
  • DUI Defense in the Prescription Drug Context
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Blair is exceptionally hard working, aggressive, and not afraid to go to trial for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of recently trying a civil case with Blair. He's an exceptional attorney, bright, hard working, charismatic, personable, and cares deeply for his clients. I learned a great deal from him and look forward to working with him in the future. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of watching Blair in trial, and he was able to present complicated scientific concepts to the jury in an engaging and clear way. Any client facing DUI charges would be in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Russ is one of the most trustworthy and hard working attorneys I have the pleasure of knowing. His knowledge of the law is impeccable and his attention to detail are two qualities (among many) that make him one of the best attorneys in the area. I've had the pleasure of seeing his work on multiple occassions and I would not hesitate to hire him. He has my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blair is an up and comming star in the criminal defense community. His mastery of complex issues, creativity and never say quit attitude make him an excellent lawyer. I recomend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Blair to be a forceful advocate who cares deeply for his clients. In addition, I have often consulted Blair for advice and found that he has helped me to think outside the box in order to make even better arguments for my clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Blair Russ is well-versed in the law and is an effective advocate for his clients. I worked with Blair on a Class A felony case and he brought a level of expertise to the case that was of great benefit to the client."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Blair is a hard working and intelligent attorney. He is good in the court room as well as in his written work. Blair came in mid-stream on a case and worked it over well in preparation for trial and at trial. You can confidently expect great representation of your matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blair is a hardworking attorney that does a great job for his clients. He is competitive, fearless and a digs under every stone. If you are looking for a tough and ethical lawyer, I recommend talking to Blair."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blair Russ is an excellent attorney and a strong litigator. He achieves great outcomes for his clients. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight for your rights Mr. Russ is an excellent choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blair is a phenomenal attorney. He is always very well-prepared for court, quick on his feet and has a charisma that makes him likable to judges, prosecutors and clients. I have known Blair for several years and I have always been impressed with how motivated he is. He cares deeply about obtaining the best outcome possible for his clients and is a great trial attorney. I endorse him wholeheartedly to anyone who needs help with a criminal charge or with a civil case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Blair has contagious energy and knowledge. He is a leader among great, creative and thoughtful lawyers. To other lawyers Blair sets an example of compassion and wisdom well beyond his years. Blair puts his heart and sole into his cases and his clients benefit. You can see it on their faces as they walk out of the courthouse together. His love of people and intellectual drive are perfect compliments to his wit and humor."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Blair is a very energetic and creative lawyer on whom I can count. His reserach and litigation skills are far above the number of years of his practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Blair is an effective and zealous advocate for his clients' rights. You can rest assured that Blair will acheive the best possible outcome in his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blair is a great person and a great lawyer. He is well connected, intelligent, and very professional. I endorse his work without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blair is a great lawyer. He works hard for his clients, gets great results, and he's personable. His clients are lucky to have him working diligently on their cases. A great choice for those accused of a criminal offense."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Blair Russ is the type of attorney who will work hard to help his clients. He has an enthusiasm for the law and a diligent work ethic. I will have no issues with sending Blair any type of litigation case because I know that anyone I send him will be in capable hands."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know that I can refer the most difficult cases to Mr. Russ and that he will handle them competently, economically and with great skill. He is a well rounded lawyer. He cares deeply about his clients and works tirelessly to achieve the best results possible."
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