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Thomas Arthur Russell

Thomas Arthur Russell, American lawyer. Bar: California 1983, United States District Court (central district) California 1983, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1986, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1988.

Background

  • Russell, Thomas Arthur was born on August 2, 1953 in Corona, California, United States. Son of Larry Arthur Russell and Patricia Helena (Collins) Heath.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1976. Juris Doctor, University Southern California, 1982.

    Career

    • Law clerk California Court Appeals, Los Angeles, 1981. Associate Graham & James, Long Beach, California, 1982-1988. Partner Woolley & Russell, 1988—2002.

      General counsel Port of Los Angeles, since 2002. Speaker, panelist National Marine Bankers Association, Chicago, since 1987, Conference on Consumer Finance Law, since 1995. Board directors International Business Association Southern California, 1989-1996, president, 1994-1995.

      Co-general counsel Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1983, United States District Court (central district) California 1983, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1986, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1988.

    Works

    • Contributing author Benedict on Admiralty, since 1995, Recreational Boating Law, 1992, Moore's Federal Practice, Admiralty Volunteer, since 1997. Editor Boating Briefs, 1991-1996.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors World Trade Center Association, Los Angeles-Long Beach, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Honorary member American Vessel Documentation Association, 1995. Member American Bar Association (Bronze Key award 1982, maritime finance subcommittee, chairman 1994-2002, vice chairman since 2002), Maritime Law Association United States (proctor since 1988, chairman recreational boating committee 2002-2006), Maritime Arbitration Association United States (president since 1999), California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Yacht Brokers Association (Merle Parke award 1996, 2002).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ellen Leach, June 20, 1992. Children: Trevor James, Elizabeth Mary, John Thomas.
    • father: Larry Arthur Russell Heath
    • mother: Patricia Helena (Collins) Heath
    • spouse: Mary Ellen Leach
    • children: Trevor James Russell
    • Elizabeth Mary Russell
    • John Thomas Russell
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    Born August 2, 1953
    (age 64)
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