Calon Russell (pronounced “Caylon”) advises lawyers and law firms on legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. His practice includes state bar disciplinary defense, handling internal law firm disputes and risk management, including reviewing and drafting lawyer-client agreements, inter-firm agreements, intra-firm agreements and firm advertising.
The other half of Mr. Russell’s practice involves civil litigation, primarily at the appellate level. In that arena, he has experience with, inter alia, labor and employment law, constitutional law and the representation of public officials.
Mr. Russell joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as an associate in October 2009. Previously he was a law clerk with the firm since 2007, and a summer associate in 2008.
In addition to his other law school achievements, Mr. Russell was a Business Law Fellowship scholar and Business Law Roundtable scholar.
He is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association and has served on its Equality Committee.
Mr. Russell’s publications include:
His presentations include:
- “Hanging a Shingle? The Dos, Don'ts and Red Flags of Building a Law Practice," WestLegalEdcenter, live webcast, October 2012.
- “Legal Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know,” a National Business Institute live teleconference in December 2011.
Mr. Russell contributes pro bono legal services to local nonprofit entities, most notably Lane Hunter > Dance, which he helped incorporate, and for which he also serves as a board member.
He has taught self-sufficiency skills to mentally handicapped adults, and in 2004 he oversaw the children’s music room and gave music lessons at Ethos, Inc., a music center in Portland dedicated to the promotion of music and music-based education for youth in underserved communities.
Calon enjoys playing Australian rules football and he races for the Bridgetown Velo cycling team. Other interests include etymology and drumming, and he has been a personal fitness trainer since 2001.
During his undergraduate studies, he was a three-time All-American Nordic skier, finishing second overall in the 2000 National Championships. He worked as an assistant Nordic ski coach at Whitman College, where he coached the 2001 USCSA National Championship team.