Russell S. Mitchell Jones Waldo Of Counsel

Russell S. Mitchell


Russell has been guiding clients through the issues and complications that can arise in commercial leasing, real estate disputes, probate, trust administration and effective legacy/estate planning for over 25 years.  Although legal problems may stay unresolved because creative solutions are not explored or even conceived, Russell develops innovative approaches with his clients that generally bring more efficient and effective results.  Russell is primarily a trial attorney in the areas of real estate (buy/sell, boundary issues, easements, etc.), estate administration (contested probate and trust administration matters), and general business and contract matters.  However, he uses his litigation experience to aid his clients as he drafts contracts, leases, and estate plans in ways to avoid the issues he has seen in come up in trials.

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Russell’s life experiences also help him guide his clients through the legal issues they face.  He was elected to a 4-year term on the Woods Cross City Council, is a member of the Kiwanis Club of St. George and its current President, and was President of the Southern Utah Bar Association as well as on it board of directors.  He has served as chairman of the Community Action Committee for the local Chamber of Commerce. Before becoming an attorney, Russell was a microbiologist working with a clinical microbiology lab in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Practice Areas

Department – Business Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law


Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, PC, February 2021 – present; Kirton McConkie February 2019 – January 2021; Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, PC, November 1995 – February 2019; Russell S. Mitchell PC, October 1994 – November 1995; Advanced Clinical Microbiology and Research, Inc. 1985 – 1994.

Education & Admissions


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah: JD 1994, William H. Leary Scholar; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah: B.S. Medical Technology 1985

Bar Admittance

Utah, 1994

Professional Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar
  • Southern Utah Bar Association (President 2016)
  • Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
  • George Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Community Action Committee (2002-03)
  • Woods Cross City Council (1989-93)

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