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Rebecca E. RusselL

Attorney

rebecca@connollypc.com

Rebecca Russell focuses her practice on business transactions and commercial litigation. Her legal experience is uniquely broad, including business law, real estate and construction law, immigration law, estate planning, family law, bankruptcy, and consumer protection law.  Her clients benefit not only from her broad knowledge of Oregon law, but also from the pragmatic business acumen that she developed during her former tenure as a successful small business owner.

Rebecca earned her law degree from Willamette University College of Law, where she graduated at the top of her class and was the first recipient of the valedictorian Aristeion Symeon Symeonides Award. While at Willamette University, she completed an externship with Judge Ellen Rosenblum at the Oregon Court of Appeals, served as Note and Comment Editor for the Willamette Law Review, wrote for Willamette Law On-line, served on the Moot Court Board, competed at the Boston Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and won the Section 6 First Year Appellate Competition.  She was also a member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 2011
  • B.S., Western Oregon University, 2000

ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Oregon State Bar

Professional/CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Litigation Section
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Board Member, Global Mission Readiness
  • Ford Scholar
  • Church Youth Group Advisor, Early Morning Seminary Teacher
  • Past Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Past Coordinator, Missoula Children's Theater's annual visit to Salem-Keizer School District

Publications and Appearances

  • "Unlawful Versus Unfair:  A Comparative Analysis of Oregon’s and Connecticut’s Statutes Encouraging Private Attorneys General to Protect Consumers,” 47 Willamette L. Rev. 673 (2011).
  • Repeat Guest on FayDay Show on 1430 KYKN radio talking about American immigration and the need for immigration reform.