Born and raised in Jamaica. Ms Russell immigrated to the United States in 1989. She attended Broward College(formerly Broward Community College) where she earned her A.A. degree in Business Administration in 1993. She then went on to receive her B.S. in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 1994, later graduating from the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Law with her Juris Doctor in 1997.
While pursuing her undergraduate and law school studies, Ms. Russell was involved in several organizations such as Phi Alpha Delta; Nebraska State Bar Assn Student Member; Multicultural Assn and BLSA and held several leadership positions. She participated in numerous community outreaches such as the Leo Mentoring Program , Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Adopt a Family and other such wonderful programs.
Ms. Russell is admitted to practice and is an active member of both the Florida Bar, 1997 and the District of Columbia Bar, 1999. Ms. Russell is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA); and Broward County Bar Association (BCBA). Ms. Russell has been recognized for her achievements by Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in America; Madison Who's Who and recognized by the Florida Bar for her Pro Bono Work with the Broward Legal Service-Broward Lawyers Care in 2010.
Ms. Russell has been practicing law for more than nineteen (19) years in the South Florida Area. She specializes in Immigration and Citizenship Law; Family Law; Wills, Trust and Probate Law. In the area of Immigration Law, for six (6) years, Ms. Russell represented literally thousands of clients of numerous nationalities and ethnicities between 1998-2004, as the Staff Attorney for Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc - Miami Office ( CCLS) and later starting and becoming the Managing/ Supervising Attorney for Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc - Broward Office, a religious non profit organization which provides free or low cost legal services to low income immigrants in the South Florida area. Although, Ms Russell went on to private practice she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc since 2007.
Ms. Russell has also been representing clients before the Circuit Courts in the tri-county areas of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach to Monroe County in the areas of Family and Probate Law.
After leaving CCLS, in 2004, Ms. Russell became a shareholder in the law firm of Russell Quiros, P.A. originally known as Cameron & Russell, P.A.,. However, in September 2008, Ms. Russell, branched off on her own and started The Russell Law Firm, P.L. where she continues to build on her reputation of being an attorney of the utmost integrity, while providing the same personalized excellent representation to all her clients within the continental United States and throughout the world.