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Adam Russell

Adam C. Russell is a battle tested criminal defense lawyer. He has earned a reputation of getting results for repeat offenders. Russell Defense Firm uses an independent investigation designed to prove your side of the story in court.

OUI / DUI Defense Lawyer

Adam C. Russell gets results in cases alleging high breath alcohol concentrations with car accidents.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Adam C. Russell gets results in cases where informants or the complaining witness are working with law enforcement.

Before becoming a lawyer, Adam played college basketball and then was a garbage man in Boston. He is a fierce competitor and not afraid of hard work. Adam attended Hampden Academy in Hampden Maine, worked at a Fortune 500 bank, earned a degree from the University of Southern Maine while competing in NCAA men's varsity basketball, and later attended law school at the nation's largest law school- Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Before graduating, he got involved with the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. and has been practicing OUI law since admission to the bar in 2010.  Adam has won significant victories in both Eastern and Western Massachusetts for people accused of operating under the influence with bad accidents, drug crimes, and violent crimes. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer's Rising Star every year since 2014! 


Adam prides himself on fighting for people accused of unpopular crimes.  He has specialized training with the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. and the National Criminal Defense College and presented at the Social Law Library.  This allows Adam to stay on the leading edge for new defense and effectively represent his clients. He works hard to be on the same pages as judges and one step ahead of the prosecutor. He argues cases in all Massachusetts District Courts, Superior Courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Adam C. Russell limits the number of cases he takes to ensure every client gets the level of attention the individual client and gravity of the situation demands. Adam prides himself on representing people with mental health and/or substance abuse issues that require sensitivity balanced with sound, honest advice. Good people can be accused of unpopular crimes.


Growing up in Maine, Adam's neighbor lost a promising political career to a single allegation of OUI. His best friend's father got treated guilty from the start. This left a lasting impression on Adam. Adam fights for good people accused of unpopular crimes.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor
  • University of Southern Maine, B.A.


  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc.
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Dorchester Bar Association


  • Massachusetts District Courts
  • Massachusetts Superior Courts
  • United States District Court of Massachusetts

Recent Blog Posts


  • Kept Me Focused

    I was highly satisfied with the legal services I received from Adam Russell, Esq. Originally I was charged with possession with intent to distribute Class B (Suboxone) and conspiracy to violate the drug laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Had I been directly indicted in Superior Court, the...

    During the period of January- March 2012, Adam Russell provided me with legal counsel in defense of a charge of malicious destruction of property. I felt the charge was unjustified, and I hired Adam because I wanted to make sure that my case was handled correctly. Right from our first meeting, Ad...
  • Honest, Hardworking, and Genuinely the Lawyer for Anyone

    I was in need of an OUI lawyer in MA and did not know of any. It was a week to Christmas 2011 and I was frantically Google searching for a lawyer. Adam Russell's name appeared and I searched him. I read his info online and he seemed like a fantastic lawyer I could hire. I emailed his site and rec...

    My name is Steven Richard. I am 26 years old and was pulled over for a bad rejection sticker. I also had a revoked license from a previous OUI in New Hampshire. When I went to my arraignment, the judge wanted a minimum of 30 days in jail and a maximum of a year. I was terrified and didn't know wh...
  • Got My Case Dismissed

    My lawyer Adam Russell was very well educated in his field. He was always on time for court. He always called me a day or two before my court date and kept me informed what was going to happen. Always made sure I understood what was going on. He got my case dismissed. Which was pretty big. Highly...

    After a series of bad decisions that led to being charged with multiple felonies, I decided that it was time to hire a lawyer. I found Attorney Adam C. Russell online and after briefly reading about him, I gave him a call. The comfort provided in knowing that I was about to let a complete strange...
  • Most Amazing Outcome I Have Ever Seen

    Adam Russell got me the most amazing outcome I have ever seen. MY case was dismissed within 30 minutes on my first court date and they had me dead to rights. When I say the most amazing outcome dismissed, based on my record it was a felony that carried mandatory minimum prison time and loss of li...
  • Smart, Kind, Compassionate and Humble

    I met Attorney Adam Russell for a free consultation He took out more time then needed, to genuinely listen to me He believed in me He was compassionate He said to me, What three things do you want He wrote them down He proudly said, I will make sure I will get you these three things. Attorney Ada...

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been arrested and booked for a criminal offense, contact Russell Defense Firm right away. The firm is relentless in its defense of clients' rights and freedoms. Adam believes that his approach to addressing problems and working diligently to find solutions can lead to acquittals or significant reductions in charges for your case.

Contact the firm for a free case evaluation if you have questions. The firm serves all of Boston and the communities of Brookline, Newton, Waltham and Wellesley.