Renee Russell

Renee Russell

Criminal and Parental Defense Attorney & Family Mediator
  • Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal Law ...
  • EDNY, New Jersey, New York, SDNY
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Renee R. Russell, Esq. is a well regarded Trial Attorney practicing Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family Law throughout NYC and NJ. Led by her commitment to her clients' best interests, Renee R. Russell, Esq. has also developed a comprehensive mediation practice for clients whose matters are best suited for this alternative to litigation. A former Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s office, Ms. Russell leverages her intimate knowledge of the criminal justice system and its many parts to secure her clients' rights and advance their interests, always ready to take the case to trial while exploring feasible alternatives. A former investment banker, business development executive and corporate strategist, Renee Russell applies her commitment to exceptional client service including effective communication and creative problem solving in her tailored approach to each and every case. A hands-on mom, a sister, a daughter, a niece, a cousin, a friend, and entrepreneur, Renee’s passion and compassion will guide you through the process ensuring justice and seeking the optimal resolution for you and your family. “We are most vulnerable when faced with criminal charges or undergoing sensitive changes in our family life, it is during these times that access to an efficient, effective and reliable advocate is most critical. I will go to bat for you and always be guided by your best interest.” -–Renee

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees are reasonable and are generally determined by the specific facts and circumstances of your case. PayPal accepted.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Jersey
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New York
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Professional Experience
Pool Attorney
New Jersey Office of Parental Representation
- Current
In addition to my private cases, I serve as a pool attorney for NJ's Office of the Public Defender's, Office of Parental Representation throughout Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. I defend Parents accused by DYFS of abuse and/or neglect (Title 9) and where DYFS is attempting to terminate a Parent's custodial rights (Title 30).
NYC Family Court Mediation Panel
- Current
In addition to my private practice, I serve as a Mediator for NYC's Family Courts. I assist families, referred by the Court to mediation, in negotiating the terms of their child custody and visitation arrangements.
Manager, Business Development
Burford Group ( Capital)
Assistant District Attorney
Kings County District Attorney's Office
Corporate Strategy Associate
Time Warner
Corporate Finance Analyst
Goldman Sachs
Howard University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | LAW
Honors: cum laude, Top 6% (#8 in class of 145); Recipient, Three Year Full Tuition Merit Scholarship; 2005 Recipient, Dean's Public Interest Fellowship; CALI Award Recipient for Torts I, Constitutional Law II, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Critical Race Theory
Activities: Student Attorney, Criminal Justice Clinic; Member, Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court; Certified Legal Intern and Recipient, ABA Judicial Clerkship, Law Offices of Bennett H. Brummer, Miami’s Public Defender; Law Clerk, The Public Defender Service, Washington, DC; Law Clerk, Arnold & Porter
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The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
B.S. (1999) | Finance and Entrepreneurial Management
President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Peer Mentor, Big Brother/Big Sister Program; Tutor, W. Phila. Tutoring Project & America Reads; Intern, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity; Summer Analyst positions with Goldman Sachs’s Corporate Finance Group and the Principal Transactions Group at Credit Suisse First Boston
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Professional Associations
N.Y. Peace Institute
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 4455077
- Current
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Family & Divorce Mediation Council
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The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
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Brooklyn Bar Association
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Contact & Map
Locations Throughout Central NJ and NYC
Freehold, NJ, USA
Telephone: (732) 858-1853
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