Russ attended Illinois State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Russ was a paralegal for Woodruff Johnson & Palermo. As a paralegal, he was able to learn a great deal about the many intricacies of both Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law. At which time, he was further convinced that he should pursue a law degree.As a member of Woodruff Johnson & Palermo, Russ has attained multiple six-figure settlements and awards for his clients. He has successfully handled dozens of cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission at the arbitration and appellate levels. Within his personal injury practice, he has successfully represented clients involved in a myriad of cases including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and products liability.
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