Shelley (Dennis) Russell


Shelley (Dennis) Russell JD ’93 was recently appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Justice Adrienne Nelson to the Oregon Supreme Court. Russell began her legal career as a civil litigator with the former Portland firm of Hoevet, Snyder & Miller. In 1998, she joined Crispin Employment Lawyers, becoming a shareholder of the firm in 2000. Russell focused her practice on plaintiff-side employment and civil rights matters, as well as personal injury. While in practice Russell served on several OSB Committees, as well as 15 years on the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors. She served as OTLA President for the 2014–2015 board year.