Russell J. Carr is an associate attorney in the Firm’s Reno office, practicing primarily on trial and appellate litigation. He is a licensed attorney in California and Nevada. Russ is dedicated to providing his clients excellent communication, representation, and service.
Shortly after becoming an attorney, Russ was severely injured when he fell and tore both his patellar tendons and damaged his kneecaps. He was immobile for six months, required two surgeries, and completed extensive physical therapy to regain his ability to walk without assistance. Russ still struggles with everyday activities such as descending stairs and kneeling. This injury, although humbling, gave Russ strong insight into the struggles that disabled people experience daily. For instance, Russ learned firsthand that simple daily tasks—such as stepping off a curb—can be exceptionally difficult for disabled people. For these reasons, Russ was inspired to help disabled people enforce their legal right to equality under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Russ serves many of his disabled clients on a pro-bono basis. He feels fortunate to have the opportunity to serve and help people who are experiencing disabilities or other serious health conditions (e.g., cancer, heart disease, and mental disease), which can also qualify for protection under the ADA.
Russ was born in Reno and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno. Later, he graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with Great Distinction. During law school, Russ served an internship at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada. He also served an externship at the Supreme Court of Nevada. Following law school, Russ completed a one-year clerkship at the Nevada Court of Appeals. He then completed a two-year clerkship at the Supreme Court of Nevada.
Outside of his profession, Russ enjoys spending time with his Siberian Husky, Axel, and his family.