Community lawyer and arts advocate working with his clients to find a new way
Michael S. Russell works as a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (LASC) where he represents community groups, nonprofits, and cooperatives as part of Legal Aid’s Community Engagement Practice Group. He strives to use community lawyering principles to support low-income people organizing to build collective power, wealth, and community in the solidarity economy. And he is very excited about similar work happening throughout Ohio.
Mike has worked for legal aid organizations most of his career. He started at Alaska Legal Services in Anchorage, AK before joining Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in El Paso, TX, where he worked for six years. He moved to Northeast Ohio with his partner and their two kids in 2015.
Mike is a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law and the Gallatin School at New York University. He likes records and misses the Chihuahuan desert.