(541) 777-8032 Tap to Call This Lawyer
Craig W. Russell

Craig W. Russell

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • Oregon
Review This Lawyer
Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
Legal Analysis
Communication Skills
Ethics and Professionalism
Brandon C. Foy
Brandon C. Foy June 2, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I endorse Craig Russell. He is a diligent attorney and professional communicator, and he's great to work with (and against). I am very selective when referring clients to other attorneys, but I have had no reservations in sending them to Craig. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Friend
  • Other

Opposing counsel in a the role of both a prosecutor and defense attorney

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Opposing Client

I defended clients where he was the prosecutor, and now prosecute cases in which he is the defense attorney

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
2015 to present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?

Craig grasps the realities and limitations of the criminal justice system and puts that knowledge to use in negotiating cases and crafting resolutions for his clients so they can achieve a just outcome.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Craig is developed a substantial understanding of criminal law in his experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney. There is truly no replacement for representing clients on both sides of the issue and applying and analyzing law in both roles.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

In my experience, I have found that my attorney colleagues become zealots for their clients to the point that they get tunnel vision and only find and argue legal authorities that support their client's position. However, a client's interests are best furthered when the attorney analyzes both the strengths AND weaknesses of their case and gives them realistic expectations about potential outcomes.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Craig has been thoughtful, polite, cordial, and professional in our communications.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

In my experience, I know that Craig is willing to stand up for what is right and is willing to challenge colleagues that stray from ethical and professional requirements. He will stand up to authority when it is called for and this is a cornerstone of a true attorney and advocate.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal defense
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends