Calon Russell is an associate in Holland & Knight's Portland office, advising lawyers, law firms, and government and corporate legal departments on legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. His practice involves assisting clients at the organizational level with law firm formation and operations, dissolution and lateral lawyer moves. He also counsels on regulatory compliance issues such as the unauthorized practice of law, litigation financing, fee splitting, conflicts of interest and state bar admissions. For the defense of lawyers accused of misconduct, Mr. Russell is experienced in state bar disciplinary defense, sanctions motions and legal malpractice claims, amongst other concerns. In addition, he advises on confidentiality duties, steps to avoid criminal liability and strategies to lessen risk in law firms of all sizes.
As part of his practice, Mr. Russell also focuses on civil litigation, primarily at the appellate level, and has a background in constitutional law, labor and employment matters, construction defect litigation, foreclosure proceedings, premises liability and the representation of public officials.
Before joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Russell was an associate at a private law firm. During law school, he was an articles editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review.
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