Kathryn P. Russell

Kathryn P. Russell

Attorney Kathryn (Katie) P. Russell received her Juris Doctorate Cum Laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio. Attorney Russell graduated from John Carroll University Magna Cum Laude with a double major in History: Latin American Studies Concentration and Spanish. She is fluent in Spanish and has studied at the Universidad Centroamericana with the Casa de la Solidaridad Program in El Salvador and at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru. Prior to pursuing her legal career, she served as a Jesuit Volunteer at YMCA International Services in Houston, Texas while specializing in Central American Victim of Human Trafficking and refugee resettlement cases. Attorney Russell joined Robert Brown LLC in 2009 and is experienced in the complex areas of U.S. immigration law, specializing in removal and deportation defense, family-based immigration, asylum and humanitarian matters, employment-based immigration, and waivers of inadmissibility.

Attorney Russell has been recognized as being among The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Immigration Law for 2019. The Best Lawyers in America® listing has been called the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. She has also received Avvo Clients’ Choice Awards in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. Cum Laude
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Contracts, Juvenile Law, Computers and Law: Criminal, and Employment Law; Frank L. Bartak Memorial Fund Award for Outstanding Student in Contracts; ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in Labor & Employment Law; Dean's List.

  • John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio
    • B.A. Magna Cum Laude
    • Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honors Society
    • Majors: History: Latin American Studies Concentration, Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Cleveland Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2013 – Present
  • InterReligious Task Force on Central America, Board of Trustees, 2010 – Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Federal Court, Northern District of Ohio, Judicial Extern for Judge Donald C. Nugent
  • United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio, Law Clerk
  • YMCA International Services, Case Manager for Refugee and Victim-of-Human-Trafficking Resettlement Cases


  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Immigration Law firm of the Year 2019 - USA
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2016, 2017, and 2018
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