220 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607 | contact us at erin@russellfirmchicago.com | (312) 994-2424

ABOUT ERIN

 
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Erin Russell is the owner and manager of The Russell Firm. She maintains a national intellectual property, technology and privacy litigation practice that includes intellectual property, technology and privacy matters, and defending alleged BitTorrent downloaders and subpoena targets in mass BitTorrent cases in both federal and state courts. Ms. Russell was born in Madison, Wisconsin and grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She has lived in Chicago for most of her adult life, except for the five years she spent living and practicing law in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Erin has 13 years of litigation experience. She attended DePaul University College of Law, graduating in 2004. She first practiced in the State of Georgia representing trucking companies and major manufacturers in transportation and product liability cases. She later represented attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice and ethics inquiries. In 2009, she returned home to Chicago and shortly thereafter started The Russell Firm, with a focus on intellectual property and entertainment law, and particularly representing defendants in copyright infringement matters. She has been invited to speak on these matters at national conferences and to small groups at law firms. 

Erin represents defendants, subpoena targets and John Doe defendants in copyright infringement (copyright troll) cases in federal courts throughout the country. She provides consultation and representation to subpoena targets in downloader and BitTorrent cases, filing motions to quash and motions for protective orders to protect Internet subscribers from abusive litigation tactics. She also represents individuals in defamation and privacy litigation, and cases involving online communications.

Erin is licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Georgia, and is admitted to the United States District Courts of the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin and District of Colorado. She is also admitted to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

Erin was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2006, 2009 and again in 2014. She is a dog lover and owner of two adorable puggles and is an indoor cycling enthusiast. 

You can reach Erin at erin@russellfirmchicago.com or 312-994-2424. 

 
 
This is Bruno and Max. They're Erin Russell's puggles and the firm mascots. We love all of our clients, but we especially welcome dog owners and dog lovers!

This is Bruno and Max. They're Erin Russell's puggles and the firm mascots. We love all of our clients, but we especially welcome dog owners and dog lovers!