D. Lynn Russell, Principal
Ms. Russell has practiced in the area of family law, business organization, and litigation since 1981 and is also a seasoned collaborative law attorney, mediator, neutral case evaluator and arbitrator. Ms. Russell has assisted with training for collaborative law and mediation and has presented at numerous workshops in family law.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Pennsylvania, the Family Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She has served as a trustee for the Dekalb County Courts’ ADR Trust Fund, chairperson of the City of Decatur Zoning Appeals Board, board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, president of the Family Mediation Association of Georgia, committee member for the Civil Practice Committee with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and board member of various other professional and community organizations.
Ms. Russell received her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law and her undergraduate and masters degrees from West Virginia University. She has been named as a Super Lawyer, one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers of Georgia, and is rated as AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Ann J. Herrera, Principal
Ms. Herrera has practiced in the areas of fiduciary administration, probate, and estate litigation since 1983. Following a clerkship with the Probate Court of Fulton County, she joined D. Lynn Russell in founding Russell & Herrera in 1984. In addition to her practice with private clients, Ms. Herrera serves in numerous court-appointed roles such as conservator and estate administrator for Fulton and Dekalb County Probate Courts.
She frequently speaks on the subject of fiduciary and probate matters and is trained as a mediator and arbitrator in those areas. Ms. Herrera is a member of the American Bar Association, and Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She also served as a Municipal Judge in the City of Decatur and has served on various other professional and community boards.
She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh and undergraduate education at Bryn Mawr College. Ms. Herrera has been named as a Super Lawyer and is rated as AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mary Kathryn Hagge – Paralegal
Katie Kelley Franklin – Paralegal
Marie Hodgman-Schoeneberg – Paralegal
Vera Tsalwa Chege – Paralegal
Phyllis Oliver – Administrative Assistant, Billing
Jennifer Tennant – Fiduciary Accounting Manager