William E. Russell, Esq.

Michael D. McCormick, Esq.

Andrew J. Russell, Esq.

    William E. Russell is an Attorney and Counselor-at-Law in the State of New York and was admitted to the practice of law in 1973.  He was the sole proprietor of a general law practice in Keeseville, New York from 1973 until 1996, when he and his then-associate, Michael D. McCormick, formed the partnership of Russell & McCormick.


          

    Mr. Russell graduated from SUNY at Albany in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.  He graduated from Albany Law School in 1972, earning a Juris Doctor Degree.  He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York and in all Courts of the State of New York, as well as the Federal Court System.  In 1976, he received a certificate to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States.  He has been the Town Attorney for the Town of AuSable since 1976, was an Assistant District Attorney for Clinton County, New York from 1976 to 1986, and has been a member of the Clinton County Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association since 1973.  He has also served as President of the Clinton County Bar Association and Essex County Bar Association.

    His community service includes almost 20 years of service as a Director in the Keeseville Youth Commission, a joint youth recreation bureau involving the municipalities of the Town of AuSable, Town of Chesterfield, and the Village of Keeseville; 14 years of service as a Director of North Country Legal Services, a non-profit legal services organization for disabled and low- income individuals; and a four-year appointment by The Governor as a Trustee for Clinton Community College.

    He married Marcia A. Graziano, formerly of Albany, New York, in 1969. They have resided in Keeseville since 1972 and have three sons, Jeremy, Matthew, and Andrew.

   Michael D. McCormick is an Attorney and Counselor-at-Law in the State of New York and was admitted to practice in all courts in New York State in 1990.  He was an associate with the Law Firm of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart, Rhodes, and Judge in Glens Falls, New York and the Law Office of William E. Russell in Keeseville, New York from 1989 through 1995.  In 1996, he formed the partnership of Russell & McCormick with William E. Russell.



         

Mr. McCormick is an honors graduate of AuSable Valley Central School.  He graduated magna cum laude from State University College at Potsdam in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry.  He earned a Juris Doctor Degree cum laude from Albany Law School in 1989.  He was also admitted to practice in the Federal Court System in 1990 and in the Federal Tax Court in 1992.  He has been a Town Attorney for the Town of Chesterfield since 1996.  He was a past member of the Warren County Bar Association, and has been a member of the Clinton County Bar Association and Essex County Bar Association, in which he is currently an Officer, since 1992.  He has also been a member of the New York State Bar Association since 1990.


His community service includes a position as Trustee and Treasurer of the Keeseville Free Library and a past Trustee and former President of the Kent Delord House Museum in Plattsburgh, New York.  He currently serves as a Member of the Committee on Professional Standards for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, a committee which oversees attorney conduct.  He also volunteers his time helping to develop school age swimming and soccer athletes.


He is married to Catherine M. Paul, Esq., formerly of Pittsford, New York.  They have three children, Henry, Emily, and Allison.

    Andrew J. Russell is an Attorney and Counselor-at-Law for the State of New York.  Mr. Russell graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Music. In 2008, he graduated from Albany Law School with a Juris Doctor degree and was admitted to practice law in 2009 in all Courts of the State of New York as well as the Federal Court System.

    He has been a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Clinton County Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association since 2009.  He is currently a House of Delegates member of the New York State Bar Association representing the 4th Judicial District and is also a member of the Adirondack Young Professionals in Plattsburgh, New York.