Wes Russell ’95: Appointed to the Virginia Court of Appeals

Wesley G. Russell Jr., Mason Law class of 1995, began an eight-year term with the Virginia Court of Appeals on February 1, 2015. Just prior to his appointment to the bench he was the Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation specializing in constitutional challenges to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Russell was also a partner at the Richmond firm of McSweeney, Crump, Childress & Temple PC where he focused his practice on professional liability defense and constitutional law. After graduating from Mason Law he clerked for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Richmond Circuit Court.