Clint Russell

CR officePrior to joining the Taylor Foster Law Firm, Clint served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robin J. Cauthron, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Clint’s practice encompasses state and federal litigation involving complex civil matters, commercial disputes, torts, personal injury, maritime law, environmental law, class actions, probate, real estate and eminent domain. He represents individuals, as well as local and national clients, in litigation across the State of Oklahoma.

Clint’s achievements have earned him inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars”, which recognizes the State’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

Clint graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Penn State University in 1993. He earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1995, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2001 while working for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Clint and his wife Lara and their four children live on their family’s ranch in rural Rogers County.

Bar Admissions:

  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Past President, Rogers County Bar Association
  • Mayes County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Community Involvement:
President, Inola Public Schools Board of Education Rogers County United Way Board of Directors (2008-2009)

Representative Experience:

Representation of public utilities, electric cooperatives, and national corporate defendants in commercial litigation, real estate, and eminent domain matters. See e.g., Beal v. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc., 2010 OK CIV APP 6, 228 P.3d 538 (published)(holding that electromagnetic field and alleged stray voltage from electric transmission line do not give rise to trespass claims under Oklahoma law); Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and Public Utilities Board of Brownsville, Texas v. American Electric Power Corp., Case No. CIV-08-1055-R, United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (defense of complex utility dispute); Thompson, et al. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., et al., Mayes County District Court Case No. CJ-01-452 (unpublished)(successful class action defense of claims for public and private nuisance).

Representation of individuals in real estate, personal injury, business litigation, probate, and estate planning. See e.g., Echols v. OMNI Medical Group, Inc., _ _ F. Supp. 2d _ _, 2010 WL 4683568 (N.D. Okla.)(remand of medical malpractice claims, finding that severance of non-diverse medical group was inappropriate for purposes of invoking diversity jurisdiction); Scott v. Werner Enterprises, Inc., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Cause No.: 04CV00029FRB (successful plaintiff’s settlement against trucking carrier); Baker & Lewis Investments, LLC, et al. v. Quality Galvanizing, LLC, et al., Rogers County District Court, Case No. CJ-2006-653 (successful plaintiff’s mass tort settlement based on trespass and nuisance arising from fugitive dust).

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