Mr. Russell graduated from Princeton University (B.A. 1989) and the University Of North Carolina School Of Law (J.D. 1992). Prior to joining the firm, he had been in private practice and with the Gaston County Public Defender’s Office.
Role at MHC
Mr. Russell is a shareholder at MHC and practices primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation, insurance claims and litigation, real estate and estate litigation, housing, and commercial landlord tenant disputes.
Mr. Russell is a member of the Gaston County and North Carolina Bar Associations, and the North Carolina State Bar. He has been recognized in the Top Attorneys list of North Carolina Super Lawyers for the years 2010 -2015 in the field of workers compensation and has been a presenter and speaker on issues of workers’ compensation and landlord tenant law before attorney and industry groups.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Russell serves as the Chairman of the Gaston County Historic Preservation Commission and on the Board of Directors for Gaston Residential Services, Inc. and the Schiele Museum of Natural History.
John is a youth soccer coach, golf instructor, and enjoys skiing, hiking and canoeing with his family. He is married to Erin Russell, an attorney with Clariant Chemical Corporation in Charlotte. The Russells live in Belmont with their three children.