Jeffrey Russell

Jeffrey Russell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Tharrington Smith, LLP
 | 150 Fayetteville St., Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-821-4711
Fax: 919-829-1583
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile
Jeffrey R. Russell is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. A Western North Carolina native, he is a member of the Family Law section at Tharrington Smith, LLP. Mr. Russell earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina in 1999 and subsequently graduated magna cum laude from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2012. Before joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Russell clerked for the Honorable John C. Martin, Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

During his time at Campbell Law School, Mr. Russell served as a candidate member and as Chief Comments Editor of the Law Review. Additionally, he was a research assistant for Professor James B. McLaughlin of Campbell Law School, editing Webster’s Real Estate Law in North Carolina. Mr. Russell is the recipient of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Calhoun Advocacy Award and the ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award. As a member of both the Campbell Law mock trial and moot court teams, Mr. Russell received recognition as regional runner-up in the American Association of Justice’s National Student Trial Advocacy Competition and as a semi-finalist in the U.C. Davis Asylum & Refugee National Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Russell is a national member of the Order of the Barristers, having exhibited excellence and attained high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy, and he is a member of both the Wake County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He has also 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 Seminar. He has been selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in each year since 2016.

When not practicing law, Mr. Russell pursues numerous outdoor activities including backpacking, snow skiing, and SCUBA diving.

Certificates and Credentials

About Jeffrey Russell

Admitted: 2012, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • Rising Star, North Carolina Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law; North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • Order of the Barristers, National Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • North Carolina Bar Association 4ALL


  • Mastny v. Mastny, COA17-1171; May 15, 2018

Educational Background:

  • Furman University, B.S., Political Science, 1999
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Office Location for Jeffrey Russell

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Last Updated: 1/24/2020

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