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Rebecca E. RusselL

Attorney

rebecca@connollypc.com

Rebecca Russell is a litigator as well as a transactional attorney. Her practice includes commercial litigation, real property disputes, employment law issues, and business and real estate transactions.  

Rebecca’s past professional endeavors bring a valuable depth of knowledge to the firm. She helped shape young minds as a substitute school teacher and as an in-home daycare provider before returning to school to earn her law degree, graduating at the top of her class. As a lawyer, Rebecca initially advocated for immigrants’ and debtors’ rights before transitioning to advocating for business and property owners. Rebecca’s experience as a small business owner of a daycare and subsequently her own law firm helped her gain valuable insights that assist in advising business clients.

Outside of work Rebecca enjoys playing volleyball, jogging, and spending time with family and friends.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 2011, summa cum laude

    • First Recipient, Aristeion Symeon Symeonides Award

    • Extern for the Honorable Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Court of Appeals

    • Note and Comment Editor, Willamette Law Review

    • Competitor, Boston Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition

    • Member, Moot Court Board

    • Writer, Willamette Law On-line

    • Winner, Section 6 First Year Appellate Competition

    • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society

  • B.S., Western Oregon University, 2000, summa cum laude

ADMISSIONS

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

  • Oregon State Bar

Professional/CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Board Member, Global Mission Readiness

  • Volunteer Judge, Salem Teen Court

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Litigation Section

  • Member, Marion County Bar Association

  • Attorney Mentor, Willamette University College of Law

  • Ford Scholar

  • Church Youth Group Advisor, Early Morning Seminary Teacher

  • Past Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Past Coordinator, Missoula Children's Theater's annual visits to Salem-Keizer schools

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