Meet Chris Russell
Most of my youth was spent in a small town just outside of Spokane Washington where, when I was not in school, I worked on the farm, raced motorcycles and snowmobiles, fly fished with my Dad, and rock climbed with my friends. By the time I got to college at Eastern Washington University, I was climbing some of our beautiful high points in the United States. I love the great outdoors and believe that we have a responsibility to preserve nature and our national lands for future generations.
While in college, I joined the U.S. Army ROTC program. I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on December, 7, 1990. As a Reserve Armor Officer, I became a part of the 104th Training Division in Spokane where I served several years while I finished law school at Gonzaga University. I accessed into the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps in 1997.
While in the JAG Corps., I was stationed at various military bases in the United States and overseas, with my last active duty assignment at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. I fell in love with Arizona and decided to make it my permanent home. I continued my commitment to serve until I retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 2015, after 24 years of service.
I have raised three children, Alysha, Jordan and Meier. My wife Sandy and I are raising her six year old daughter, Valyn, who brings comedy and joy to our lives.
I still enjoy traveling, and outdoor activities including hiking, fly fishing, hunting, rock climbing, scuba diving, sailing and riding my Harley. Sandy and I do our best to stay fit so we can keep up with the kids and enjoy life.
I have built a successful law firm which is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the top 100 civil litigators in Arizona. We pride ourselves on serving and taking care of our clients, who are mainly average people.
Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (Star), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Hourglass Device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Korean Defense Service Ribbon