Russell J. Hanlon

Russell J. Hanlon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in San Jose, CA

Law Offices of Russell J. Hanlon
 | 111 North Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-975-7777
Fax: 408-490-2943
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
Attorney Profile

For over 35 years, my law practice has been devoted exclusively to appeals and writ petitions in civil cases.  I formerly was a partner in charge of the appellate department at a large San Jose law firm.  For the past 25 years, I have managed a successful solo practice.  I handle appeals in any state or federal appellate court.

My law practice focuses on appeals before the Sixth District Court of Appeal in San Jose.  Few, if any, attorneys have argued as many civil appeals before the Sixth District as I have.  Among attorneys who have a law practice located within the jurisdiction of the Sixth District, I have the rare distinction of being both a State Bar certified specialist in appellate law and a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

About Russell Hanlon

Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Member, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, 1996
  • 10.0 rating, Avvo, 2016
  • av rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California - Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Appellate Courts Section - Santa Clara County Bar Association , 1990
  • Member, State Bar Committee on Appellate Courts, 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Hanlon, From the Agliano Era into the Cottle Era: A Review of the Opinions of the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District in Civil Cases Decided in 1991 Through 1993, 26 Pac. L.J. 1 (1994)
  • Hanlon, The California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District: A Review of the Court’s Opinions in Civil Cases Decided in 1988 Through 1990, 22 Pac. L.J. 1057 (1991)
  • Hanlon, Emerging Trends in California Jurisprudence: The First Three Years of the Sixth District Court of Appeal, 20 Pac. L.J. 1067 (1989)

Educational Background:

  • Yale Law School - J.D., 1982
  • University of Michigan - B.A. in Psychology with high honors and high distinction, 1974
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Office Location for Russell J. Hanlon

111 North Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113

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Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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