Russell G. Burwell III graduated from Dickinson High School in 1982, the University of Texas with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1986 and the University of Houston Law Center in 1992. He is an avid fisherman, hunter and musician. He lives in Friendswood with his wife Julie and their daughter, Blair.
Russ has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certification: Personal Injury Trial Law since 1998 and Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy: Civil Trial Advocacy since 2001.
Russ is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Russ is a past Director of the State Bar of Texas, President of the Galveston County Bar Association, Director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and President of the Galveston County Young Lawyers Association. He was the Galveston County Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2000.
He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (sustaining member) and Houston Trial Lawyers Association. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and is a delegate of the Galveston County AFL-CIO. Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Areas of Practice
75% Personal Injury
15% Labor Law
10% Commercial Litigation
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998
Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2001
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1992