Francis J. Russell


Fran brings a background in accounting to his general law practice, providing valued counsel for individuals and businesses on varied matters involving complex financial transactions. An expert in tax law, he is sought for advice on issues ranging from complicated divorces to the fine legal details of property ownership.

Fran specializes in probate litigation, including will contests and family law matters, as well as estate and trust planning and administration, state and federal taxation, commercial and residential real estate matters, the purchase and sale of businesses, and general corporate matters. He has practiced with the firm since 1981.

Boston University Law School, LLM in Taxation, 1982
Suffolk University Law School, JD, 1979
Georgetown University; Boston College, BS, 1976
Bar Admissions
Massachusetts, Supreme Judicial Court, 1979
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 1993
Professional & Community Affiliations
Worcester County Bar Association (President, 1997–1998)
Worcester County Bar Foundation
Massachusetts Bar Association (Board of Delegates, 1997–1998)
Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court (Board Member, 2005–2009; Vice Chair, 2008-2009)
Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts (Executive Committee, 2002–2005)
Town of Shrewsbury Finance Committee (1997–2009)
Mystic River Rugby Club, Trustee