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150 Fayetteville Street
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Raleigh, NC 27601


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Raleigh, NC 27602

(Wake County)
(919) 821-4711
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Tharrington Smith's Family Law Team


Jeffrey Russell, Raleigh Family Law Attorney

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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.


    Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2012
  • Campbell Law Review, Chief Comments Editor, Member

Furman University

  • B.S., Political Science, 1999

Verdicts & Opinions

  • Crews v. Paysour, No. COA18-72, 10/2018
  • Johnson v. Johnson, No. COA17-502, 6/2018
  • Mastny v. Mastny, No. COA17-1171, 5/2018
  • Johnson v. Johnson, COA17-502; 11/2017
  • Mastny v. Mastny, COA17-1171; 2/2017


  • Clerk to the Honorable John C. Martin, Chief Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section Member

Professional Dedication

  • Campbell Law School, Moot Court Coach
  • North Carolina Bar Association’s 4All Statewide Service Day, volunteer
  • University of North Carolina Law School, Family Law Practice Seminar, guest lecturer since 2016

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Awards & Honors

Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars, since 2016
Order of the Barristers
Board Certified Specialist in Family Law 2018


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