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Kristin M. Russell

  • Attorney


726 Greenup Street
Covington, KY 41011





Kristin grew up in Northern Kentucky and has been protecting the rights of individuals, families, and children since 2009.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Louisville in 2005 and a Juris Doctor from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2009.  Kristin began her legal career with a desire to help people and a focus on public interest law.  She was awarded Volunteer Law Student of the Year by the Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers in 2009 and started her law practice as a public defender.  Kristin assists with the firm's civil litigation cases and continues to fight for clients accused of crimes by the government, including felony and misdemeanor offenses, DUI, and juvenile offenses.  She also has experience as a foster parent and assists families with adoption and juvenile cases.  As a partner at Russell & Ireland Law Group, Kristin endeavors to help her clients understand and navigate the legal process whether they have been injured, charged with a crime or dealing with a case in family court.  She lives in Covington, Kentucky with her husband, Adam, and their two children.  She enjoys spending time with her family, her church community group, playing guitar and running. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal and DUI Defense
  • Family and Juvenile Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2011
  • Ohio, 2018


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Major: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Law Student Award, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, Assistant Public Advocate, 2009 to 2011
  • Willenborg, Russell & Ireland, PLLC, Attorney, Of Counsel, 2011 to 2015
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