Lauren J. Russell


Lauren Russell is an associate who practices primarily with Dunn Carney’s Litigation Team.  Her practice focuses on employment-related matters – both plaintiff and defense side – and commercial litigation. Lauren has also represented corporate and individual clients across a diverse range of industries including insurance, rail transportation and health care. She participates in every phase of litigation, including research, drafting and argument of substantive procedural motions, discovery, and preparation for mediation, arbitration and trial.

In addition to her legal experience, Lauren’s persuasive written and oral advocacy skills make her a valuable asset to her colleagues and clients. Prior to law school, Lauren worked as a daily newspaper reporter and freelance writer in her home state of Montana. Through this experience, Lauren learned to craft a well-written narrative to fit a target audience, as well as how to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

As a law student, Lauren clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice’s Appellate Division and externed for the Hon. Ann Aiken, then-Chief District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Lauren enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest on foot, by ski, and by boat and takes every opportunity to do so with family and friends.



U.S. District Court, District of Oregon


University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.; Oregon Law Review, Articles Editor

University of Montana, B.A., Journalism, summa cum laude

Published Work

Dunn Carney’s IDEA Squad fosters open discussion; Don’t be afraid to make mistakes,”  The Oregon State Bar Bulletin, August-September, 2019.

“Make the Most of your Relationships with Senior Lawyers”,  The Young Lawyer,  a publication of the American Bar Association, Spring 2018

Author, Shielding the Media: In an Age of Bloggers, Tweeters, and Leakers, Will Congress Succeed in Defining the Term “Journalist” and in Passing a Long-Sought Federal Shield Law? 93 Or. L. Rev. 193 (2014)

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Oregon Women Lawyers

Multnomah Bar Association

Legal Aid Night Clinic

Michael E. Haglund Pro Bono Award 

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