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.
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.
Department – Business Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law
- Appellate litigation
- Commercial litigation
- Contested Estate and Trust administration
- Estate Planning
- Landlord/Tenant disputes and evictions
- Land use and zoning
- Real Estate – boundary disputes, easements, buy/sell – litigation
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.
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