Russ received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Utah Valley University in 2005 where he was awarded the Academic Achievement Award for graduating top of his class. After graduating from Utah Valley, Russ attended California Western School of Law where he earned his law degree in 2008. While attending California Western, Russ was awarded the Academic Achievement Award for excellence in Negotiation. Russ was admitted to the Utah Bar; the United States District Court for the Central District of Utah; the Nevada Bar; and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in 2009. Prior to moving to Nevada, Russ worked as a solo practitioner in Utah with a primary focus on Bankruptcy, Immigration and Criminal Defense matters. Since moving to Las Vegas, Russ has also gained extensive experience litigating insurance defense matters, including: personal injury claims; product liability claims; complex construction defect claims; and catastrophic injury claims. After working with numerous insurance companies over the past several years Russ has gained a comprehensive understanding of how insurance companies work and the technicalities in which their teams of adjusters evaluate personal injury claims.
Russ served a two-year service mission for his church in Argentina and speaks and writes fluent Spanish. When Russ is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.