Attorney profile: R. Russell Pugh

Practicing Workers Compensation and Criminal Defense litigation in Pennsylvania for over 30 years.

As a lawyer practicing in Lancaster, PA, attorney Russell Pugh strives to find the most complete, efficient and cost-effective solution to a client's legal problem. He brings compassion and zeal to being a lawyer but finds particular enjoyment in devising innovative strategies and tactics to advance his clients' cause. Attorney Pugh is not afraid to do what has to be done ─ within the rules ─ to win each client's case.

Living in Lancaster, PA since 1967, Russell Pugh attended Franklin & Marshall College, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and History. After college, Mr. Pugh attended the Dickinson School of Law. While there, he distinguished himself as a trial advocate, winning the Abel Klaw Advocacy Prize in 1983 as the school's best trial lawyer. He was also recognized as a superior appellate advocate, being elevated to the Appellate Moot Court Board in 1982-83. Mr. Pugh was awarded the Juris Doctorate in 1983 and began his law practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that same year.

Lancaster PA lawyer R. Russell PughAttorney Pugh is admitted to practice in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania Superior Court, Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of PA. Attorney Pugh is a member of the Lancaster Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Pugh is the President of the Lancaster Alliance for New Directions, an organization committed to protecting the Amish of Eastern Lancaster County from over-development and new transportation projects. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Franklin & Marshall College.

Russell is married and has two children. When not practicing law, he is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. Russell also enjoys travel and has visited 47 states and many foreign countries. He enjoys reading ─ particularly history, biography and the novels of Faulkner and Hemingway ─ and is unusually knowledgeable in history, geography and general trivia.

Don't play Trivial PursuitTM with him.