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Charles S. Russell


California State Bar, 2004; United States District Court.


J.D., Western State University College of Law; B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


Graduated Summa Cum Laude and ranked first in class, Western State University College of Law; Law Review: Editor-in-Chief, 2003-04, Senior Staff, 2002-03, Technical Editor, 2001-02; Distinguished Honor Roll; Dean’s List; Witkin (formerly “American Jurisprudence”) Awards in Criminal Law, Professional Skills, Advocacy, Wrongful Termination, Administrative Law, and International Law; Selected by peers as one of “Southern California Rising Stars” Super Lawyers Magazine, June 2013. 


Orange County Bar Association; American Bar Association.


"Freeze! I Had A Gun Six Years Ago, And I'm Not Afraid To Use It! Six-Year-Old Information Is Not Unreasonably Stale to Justify a Protective Search in People v. Bush, Western State University Law Review, 2002.

Notable Cases

In Re Wells Fargo Overtime Litigation - $20 Million settlement for loan officers nationwide

RadioShack Overtime Cases - $30 Million and $8.8 Million settlements for store managers in California and nationwide

Sullivan v. Oracle Corp. – California Supreme Court case regarding reach of California overtime protections for non-residents.

Practice Areas

Complex and Class Action Litigation, Employment and Wage & Hour Law, Civil Appellate Practice


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