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Ella Russell

  • Associate

Ella Russell is an associate with Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston, & White. She earned her J.D. from George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, and her LL.M from American University, Washington College of Law specializing in International Business Transactions. Ms. Russell graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Technology in Legal Studies from State University of New York at Canton and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations degree from Florida International University.

Ms. Russell focuses her practice on family and immigration law. When it comes to family law, Ms. Russell believes in helping parties reach common-sense and practical long-term solutions which minimize the need for future litigation. When it comes to immigration law, Ms. Russell is a first-generation immigrant, and in addition to professional expertise, can offer unique understanding and insight into the struggle that often defines the immigrant experience which fuels her effective advocacy and representation. Ms. Russell is currently licensed in Maryland and seeking licensure in Virginia. She is fluent in Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian, and conversational in Spanish.

During and after law school, Ms. Russell dedicated herself to serving the underprivileged and those most vulnerable in our communities. Among other roles, she served as an Equal Justice Works fellow working on mobile home advocacy at Legal Services of Greater Miami, interned for the Public Defender's Office in Leesburg, VA, prepared cases before U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia through her work at the Immigration Litigation Clinic, and volunteered with Just Neighbors, a local non-profit focused on immigration. Furthermore, Ms. Russell realizes the importance of working with other attorneys and calling on the power of our profession to do good and be leaders in the community. Ms. Russell became the youngest ever Member of the Board of Directors for Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) and serves as the Co-Chair for the WCL's Mentoring Program.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Virginia


  • Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M.
    • Major: International Business Transactions
  • State University of New York, Canton, New York
    • Bachelor of Technology
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Legal Studies
  • Florida International University, Florida
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: International Relations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL), Board of Directors, Member
  • VWAA - Virginia Women Attorney’s Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Equal Justice Works Fellow, Legal Services of Greater Miami
  • Public Defender's Office, Intern
  • Immigration Litigation Clinic
  • Just Neighbors, Volunteer
  • Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL), Mentoring Program, Co-Chair


  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish