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Daniel C. Russ, Attorney

Mr. Russ is a civil litigation and trial attorney with extensive experience in administrative and military law. His practice areas include administrative law (State and Federal), military law (court-martials, disciplinary and other personnel actions), contract drafting, administration, and litigation, employment disputes, wills, trusts and probate.


Mr. Russ serves in the Air National Guard, Daniel as a Staff Judge Advocate (Senior JAG) for the Western Air Defense Sector (Western United States - NORAD Region). Prior and during law school, and prior to joining the JAG Corps, he flew worldwide for the USAF. As a JAG officer and former Area Defense Counsel, and he has extensive experience as a military attorney with criminal and disciplinary proceedings. Mr. Russ is a passionate educator who served for many years as the Dean of Institutional Technology at Pierce College. He was also a former Governor's Executive Fellow in the Booth Garner Administration.

Daniel is a strong supporter of the community, having experience as President of the Puyallup South Hill Rotary Club, on the Board of Directors with the Red Cross, and as a District Chair and Cubmaster with the Boy Scouts of America (he is currently an Assistant Scoutmaster).

He is the immediate past chair of the WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Section and the WSBA Liaison to the ABA Legal LAMP Committee. He has also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He has served as an editor on the USAF Law Review, and has served as a CIO in state government in several leadership positions.


  • B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington, 1983
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 1994


  • Chair, Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Washington Air National Guard
  • Staff Judge Advocate, USAF Western Air Defense Sector (WADS)
  • Past President, South Hill Rotary (Puyallup, WA)


  • Washington Law & Politics "Rising Star" 2006
  • WSBA, Leadership Institute, 2006
  • Governor’s Executive Fellow, Washington State, 1990 – 1992
  • Men’s Varsity Gymnastics Team, University of Washington, 1979 - 1980
  • Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association