Emily Russell

Emily Russell

Co-Managing Partner



Emily leads our firm’s litigation team, focusing on all aspects of divorce, custody and child support matters. Emily’s favorite place to be is in the courtroom. She is a seasoned litigator who will tell you that there are few things better in life than a well-executed cross-examination.

When she’s not in court, Emily is one of the nicest lawyers you will ever meet. Within the firm she is known for her ability to approach every case with a calm focus that puts her clients at ease. She has earned the well-deserved reputation among her colleagues for her willingness to successfully take on some of the most difficult divorce and custody cases throughout the state. Without a doubt, Emily is the trial attorney you want seated on your side of the courtroom.

When Emily is not at work, you will find her looking for her children’s lost shoes (socks, backpacks, homework), driving to swim lessons, answering lots of questions, and reading bedtime stories.  Occasionally, she also finds time to ride her Peloton cycle.


Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Certifications and Additional Training

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Bar Association of Howard County, Maryland
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomery County


  • Avvo, 10/10 Superb
    • Clients’ Choice Award, 2015
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2020-2023
    • Maryland Rising Stars 2017-2019
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2011

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Howard County, Class of 2016
    • Legislative Planning Session Committee Member
  • Howard County Autism Society
    • Chair, Legislative Committee, 2015
    • Board of Directors, 2015

Presentations and Publications

  • “Same-Sex Marriage,” Same-Sex Marriage Symposium, 2013
  • “Third Party Custody,” Calvert County Inns of Court, 2013
  • “Premarital Agreements,” Allies in the Workplace, 2013
  • Allies in the Workplace 2012
  • “Prenuptial Agreements and Divorce,” 7 Steps to Take Before Walking Down the Aisle, 2011
  • “Marriage Inequality in the State of Maryland,” Equality Maryland Report, 2004