Ken Russell

Assistant Professor of Law

Phone: (276) 935-4349, Ext. 1210

Mr. Russell currently practices law with the Russell law Firm in Bristol, VA and is a 1983 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law (With High Honors). While at UT Law he was an Assistant Editor of the Tennessee Law Review, Member of Order of the Coif and received the American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence.  In 1980 he graduated from Carson-Newman College (cum laude) with a B.A in Political Science. Kenneth grew up in Rockwood, Tennessee and graduated from Rockwood High School in 1976.

He began his legal career in Atlanta, Georgia and was a partner and practice group leader at Troutman Sanders, LLP and then moved to Abingdon, VA where he was a shareholder in the law firm of Penn, Stuart & Eskridge. Kenneth has held a number of jobs in industry. They include: C.E.O. of Cottages Group, Inc.; V.P. of Corporate Affairs for Cumberland Resources Corporation; and General Counsel to GC Toys Worldwide and President of it US operating company General Creations, LLC.

Mr. Russell has served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State School of Law teaching Corporate Reorganizations and Tax Procedure and at Emory & Henry College teaching Business law.

Mr. Russell has served on the board of trustees, and as an officer, of several charitable organizations. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustee’s of Bluefield College.

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law (1983)
  • B.A., Carson-Newman College (1980)
Courses Taught:

Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law and Federal Income Taxation