Jeffrey R. Russell is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a partner in the Family Law section at Tharrington Smith, LLP. His practice is concentrated in family law and appeals. Jeff earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Furman University and subsequently graduated magna cum laude from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. Before joining the firm in 2013, he clerked for the Honorable John C. Martin, Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He has served as a coach for Campbell Law’s moot court team, volunteered for the North Carolina Bar Association’s 4All Statewide Service Day, and is a guest lecturer for the University of North Carolina Law School’s Family Law Practice Seminars. A Western North Carolina native, Jeffrey enjoys numerous outdoor activities such as backpacking, snow skiing, mountain biking, and SCUBA diving. On weekends he can also be found working on his project Jeep JKU.
Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars, since 2016
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 & 2022
Order of the Barristers
Board Certified Specialist in Family Law 2018
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2012
Campbell Law Review, Chief Comments Editor, Member
B.S., Political Science, 1999
Clerk to the Honorable John C. Martin, Chief Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals
North Carolina State Bar, Member
Wake County Bar Association, Member
10th Judicial District Bar, Member
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
Campbell Law School, Moot Court Coach
North Carolina Bar Association’s 4All Statewide Service Day, volunteer
University of North Carolina Law School, Family Law Practice Seminar, guest lecturer since 2016
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