Retired District Court of Maryland Judge G. Darrell Russell, Jr. joins local law firm of Parker, Pallett & Slezak, LLC

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Just received this news release about retired District Court of Maryland Judge G. Darrell Russell, Jr. joining the local law firm of Parker, Pallett & Slezak, LLC:


Judge G. Darrell Russell, Jr., Joins Parker, Pallett & Slezak, LLC
Retired District Court Judge becomes a member of law firm with Bel Air office      

Bel Air, Maryland: Ronald W. Parker, Donald E. Pallett and Karmen M. Slezak, principals of the law firm of Parker, Pallett & Slezak, LLC, are pleased to announce that G. Darrell Russell, Jr., who retired from the District Court of Maryland on December 16, 2011, has joined their law firm, effective January 2, 2012.

At Parker, Pallett & Slezak, Judge Russell will take the lead in District Court work, especially Criminal and Traffic Defense, and Landlord-Tenant Law. He will also concentrate on cases needing arbitration, mediation and other alternative methods of dispute resolution.

Judge Russell was appointed an Associate Judge of the District Court of Maryland, District B (Baltimore County) in 1990, and retired from the bench last month. During his twenty-two years of service as a judge, he was a member of the Executive Committee, the Civil Law and Procedures Committee, the Public Awareness Committee, the Maryland Judicial Conference, the Circuit Court Libraries Study Committee, and the State Law Library Committee.

His many credentials prior to his judicial appointment include serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland; as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola College and Towson State University; and as a Baltimore County Juvenile Probation Officer. He is a published author of many articles on diverse subjects. An avid former star athlete and Loyola College Tennis and Cross Country coach, the Annapolis, Maryland, native is a graduate of Loyola High School, Loyola College and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

“Judge Russell really cares about people’s Constitutional rights,” says firm principal Karmen Slezak. “He is extremely well-liked throughout the entire judicial system, and I’m sure he will be a tremendously effective advocate and a truly caring, supportive legal counsellor,” she adds.

“We are very proud that Darrell has joined us,” says Principal Member Ronald W. Parker. “I’ve known him for a long time, and he has always been a fair-minded judge — compassionate, caring and patient. I’m sure our clients will warm to him at once,” Parker adds. 

Speaking about the change from sitting behind the bench to practicing in front of it, Judge Russell states “I’m really looking forward to working for Ron Parker and joining his wonderful staff. It’s been twenty-two years, but I really do want to practice law again! I had other offers from other law firms, but I like Ron, and I appreciate his consideration and commitment to his staff and especially to his clients!”

The law firm of Parker, Pallett & Slezak, LLC, has offices in Bel Air, Abingdon, White Marsh and Perryville, Maryland. The firm’s areas of practice include Personal Injury; Workers’ Compensation; DWI/DUI and Traffic Defense; Criminal Defense; Medical Malpractice; Bankruptcy; Domestic, Divorce and Child Custody Law; Landlord-Tenant Issues; Real Estate Law; Wills, Trusts and Estates; and Social Security Law.