Attorney Russell Deondrey

Deondrey R. Russell

Associate


Phone: 512.482.3544

Location: Austin Office

Overview

Deondrey R. Russell has the traits that make it inevitable that he will be a national first chair trial lawyer. He is cutting his teeth early in his career with participation in high stakes litigation and has found success in trial and appellate courts across the nation. He has established himself as a rising trusted advisor to the world’s largest farm equipment manufacturer and is supporting its trial efforts nationwide. “Drey is a gifted lawyer and provided exceptional value to the trial team,” acclaimed Deere & Company in-house counsel, Mr. DeBlaey, after securing a defense jury verdict on claims valued at $21 million. “He is hungry and will be a great trial lawyer.” Because of his proven ability, Deondrey received a prestigious “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” award from the National Bar Association. Deondrey credits the NBA and its Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence with assisting him toward his professional goal of being a lawyer in whom clients can enjoy confidence.

Deondrey practices primarily in product liability lawsuits. He represents a diverse range of clients: manufacturers of heavy machinery, automotives, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer Beaman & Brown in 2023 after 3 years at an international AmLaw 200 firm

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Mississippi
  • State Bar of Texas, *application pending
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Northern, Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2020
    • BLSA, Director of Professional Development
    • Moot Court Board, competition finalist
    • Mississippi Law Journal (Vol. 89), Development Officer
    • Mississippi Law Journal (Vol. 88), Best Staff Editor award recipient
    • Student Bar Association, Senator
    • Dean’s Leadership Council
  • University of Southern Mississippi, BSBA, 2017
    • Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, President
    • Business Student Advisory Council, Advisor
    • Corporate Leadership Development Program
    • LeaderShape Institute

Recognition and Honors

  • 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates
    • The NBA issues this award to recognize the nation’s top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement in the legal profession, including in advocacy, innovation, vision, leadership, and overall legal and community development.
  • Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence
    • The NBA chooses 20 lawyers in their first three years of practice at AmLaw 200 firms to participate in this fellowship. The Academy is a tailored year-long career advancement experience for Black associates within their first 3 years of practice in an AmLaw 200 firm, developed with the support of the NBA’s Minority Partners in Majority Firms Division, Young Lawyer Division, Commercial Law Section, and Corporate Law Section.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Representative Experience

  • Lenhardt v. John Deere Construction & Forestry Co., Civil Action No. 202075125, in the 11th Judicial District, Harris County, Texas (product liability jury defense verdict)
  • Meredith v. Clarksdale Democratic Exec. Comm., 340 So. 3d 315 (Miss. 2022) (election contest bench trial directed verdict affirmed on appeal as a case of first impression)
  • Nuzzi v. Ethicon, Inc., Civil Action No. ATL-L-734-20, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn Division (product liability case dismissed with prejudice)
  • Cutaia v. Ethicon, Inc., Civil Action No. 709928/2021, in the Supreme Court of Queens County, New York (product liability case dismissed with prejudice)
  • Harper v. West Point Election Commissioners, Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-00067, in the Circuit Court of Clay County, Mississippi (election contest dismissed with prejudice)
  • Jones v. Kennedy, Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-00059, in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mississippi (wrongful death case dismissed with prejudice)
  • Hickman Timber, Inc. v. John Deere Construction & Forestry Co., Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-33, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Gulfport Division (favorable settlement in commercial case)
  • Blue v. Deere & Co., Civil Action No. CAM-L-389-22, in the Superior Court of Camden County, New Jersey (favorable settlement product liability case)

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