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Russell & Heffner LLC is a Frederick County law firm, based in downtown Frederick since 1988, that has over 60 years of combined legal experience. The attorneys at Russell & Heffner LLC have the knowledge, skills and resources to provide our clients with comprehensive legal services and professional representation. 

From divorce and custody disputes to personal injury claims and DUI / DWI, we're committed to providing you with the highest quality of legal advice and representation. Call or email us today to schedule your initial consultation.
 
Our knowledgeable and professional lawyers are here to answer any questions you have regarding the law and your legal options. 

We provide legal representation for family law and divorce, bankruptcy, probate and estates, auto accidents and personal injuries, traffic and motor vehicle matters, including DUI and DWI. 

We'll provide advice tailored to your particular case and with a zealous advocate who is on your side. Contact Russell & Heffner, LLC today at 301-695-2977 for outstanding legal services.
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Meet Our Experienced Attorneys

Attorney J. Edgie Russell
Attorney J. Edgie Russell

Born: Baltimore, Maryland, May 11, 1954

Admitted: 1979, Maryland; 1981, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Law school: Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D.

Bar associations: Maryland State Bar Association (Member Family Law Section): Frederick County Bar Association (Former President Frederick County Family Law Section)

Reported cases: Norris B. Carter vs. State, Maryland Court of Appeals, 319 Md. 618, 574 A2d. 305 (1990).

Biography: Residing and practicing in Frederick County for more than 30 years. Court-appointed Mediator. Trained in Collaborative Law.
 
Primary areas of practice: Family law, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, separation agreements, parenting agreements, prenuptial agreements, mediation, domestic violence, peace orders, domestic relations, collaborative law, personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death, wills, DUI and DWI and other traffic matters, etc.
Attorney Lawrence E. Heffner Jr.
Attorney Lawrence E. Heffner Jr.

Born: Hagerstown, Maryland, December 14, 1955

Admitted: 1980, Maryland; 1981, U. S. District Court of Maryland and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for District of Maryland

Law school: University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, J.D.

Bar associations: Frederick County and Maryland State Bar Associations.
Biography: Town Attorney, Town of Burkittsville, Maryland.
 
Primary areas of practice: Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13) real estate, business law, corporations, limited liability companies, trusts and estates, wills, probate, estate planning, personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death, and general litigation.
Associate Attorney Jessica L. Russell
Associate Attorney Jessica L. Russell

Admitted: 2012, Maryland.

Law school: University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law.

Bar associations: Maryland State Bar Association, Frederick County Bar Association.

Awards and recognitions: International Competition for Mediation Advocacy - 3rd Place.

Biography: Born and raised in Frederick County, Ms. Russell is trained in Mediation and Mediation Advocacy
 
Primary areas of practice: Family law and divorce, child custody and support, domestic
violence and protective orders, peace orders, DUI and DWI and other traffic matters, criminal, misdemeanors, bankruptcy, mediation, LGBT aspects of family law and general civil practice.
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