Mediator's Profile


David Russell

Business Name: Smithee & Russell, LLP

David Russell has practiced law in state and federal courts since 1987, and has worked for plaintiffs seeking recovery as well as for defendants. David’s practice has involved primarily civil litigation with emphasis in the following areas: products liability, toxic torts, medical malpractice, premises liability, tort litigation, employment law, contract disputes and probate litigation.

David has also served as a mediator since 2000 and has mediated several hundred civil disputes.

Areas of Focus

  • Business Torts
  • Business/Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Construction
  • Employment/Labor
  • Family Business Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Oil & Gas/Energy
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates


  • Baylor University: Bachelor of Arts, 1982
  • Baylor Law School: Juris Doctor, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1987
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1989.
  • Amarillo Bar Association, Director 2000-2002

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