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Who I Am

I, W. Scott Russell, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Archbishop McNicholas High School, I attended Xavier University where I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in three years. I then obtained my Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. While in law school, I was a law clerk for a prominent attorney in Dayton, Ohio.

After graduating from law school, I then returned to Cincinnati where I worked as an associate for a renowned law firm for six years. I then became a partner at a leading law firm in 2011. In 2016, I decided to open my own law firm, The Law Offices of W. Scott Russell, LLC. I had two associates, a paralegal, and a secretary. The Law Offices of W. Scott Russell, LLC became well-known in the community. In January 2021, I was sworn in as a Magistrate at the Warren County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, where I currently preside over family law cases.

Since I was sworn in, The Law Offices of W. Scott Russell, LLC has still been operating, only I am a sole practitioner. Due to my position as a Magistrate, I am limited to what I am permitted to practice. I limit my practice to Mediation, Legal Document Preparation and Services, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Business Law, and Real Estate Law. Because of my unique position as a Magistrate, I still have the time to treat every one of my clients’ individual needs in a timely manner with extraordinary ethics, compassion, and dependability. My experience as a private practitioner since 2004, and as a Magistrate since 2021, makes me the right attorney for you. I will happily talk with you over the phone, via Zoom, meet with you in person, and even travel anywhere in the State of Ohio to take care of your legal needs.

In my free time, I enjoy sports, traveling, all types of vehicles and, most of all, spending time with my family.

I Am Effective In My Areas Of Practice

Why Choose Me

I am a genuine person. I have worked hard my entire career and have earned my reputation. I do not come from a prominent family and simply did not have everything handed to me. I worked for it. I paid my own way through college, where I earned my bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in three years by going to college year-round and not taking summers off. I then paid my own way through the University of Dayton School of Law. As soon as I became an attorney in 2004, I started earning the reputation that I have today.

I am very personable and honest. I will work as hard for you as I have for myself. Why? Because you deserve it! I can also provide you with my legal services at an exceptionally reasonable cost because of my low overhead.

Qualified Attorney With Over 20 Years Experience

While in law school, I was a law clerk and gained invaluable experience. I then graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law and passed the State of Ohio Bar Examination in 2004. My Ohio Supreme Court Identification Number is 0078177. I was also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in 2004. I have never had a disciplinary action on my record.

Some Of My Awards
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2016 to present
  • Top Attorney in the State of Ohio, Top Doctor’s Magazine
  • Top Attorney, Cincinnati Areas Outstanding Lawyers
  • Top 3% of Lawyers in the U.S., Expert Network of Distinguished Lawyers
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys

Client and Peer Reviews

Being a new business owner, Scott gave me my options, helped me set up my LLC, and he has been wonderful ever since. I keep him on retainer just in case something happens.
Joe T
5.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Earned my trust and friendship
I appreciate Scott taking a personal interest in my case after my traumatic car accident. His professionalism provided a solid platform for me when my life felt like it was in shambles. I never expected to be in a car accident that bad, but his guidance provided a path forward to protect my interests. He is thorough, patient, diligent, and knowledgeable. I am thankful for his service.
Brian J
5.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Very professional
Scott is an excellent lawyer that goes beyond the "typical" expectations. From day one, I felt comfortable with him. He is extremely professional, but personal, too. He handled my case with respect and true commitment. He was both prompt and clear with his responses and explanations. From start to finish, Scott handled my case with professionalism, care, and respect.
Diana S
5.0 out of 5 stars
Title: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Russell on several cases, some very difficult. It was because of his dedication, attention to detail, and compassion, that the difficult cases were ultimately resolved to the client’s satisfaction. I highly recommend Attorney Russell and look forward to our next case together."
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