Domestic Violence Attorney in Pendleton, OR

There are two sides to every story.

Russell Law Group will fight the allegations against you.

Protect your rights.

Many allegations of domestic violence come down to a “he said, she said.” But this can still be enough to charge and convict you.

These charges can be felonies or misdemeanors and often carry serious consequences. You may face jail time, hefty fines, loss of parenting rights, and loss of your firearm ownership rights.

Craig W. Russell is a Pendleton domestic violence attorney who focuses on investigating and confronting allegations of assault and domestic violence. His goal is to create a defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. He will:

  • KMeet with you and learn about all the details of your case
  • KInvestigate the allegations against you
  • KChallenge evidence and procedural errors
  • KUse the prosecution’s own tactics against them
  • KProtect your rights and seek the truth
Craig Russell of Russell Law group

Meet Craig W. Russell

Craig W. Russell is a former Umatilla County prosecuting attorney. Now working as a defense attorney in Pendleton, OR, he often represents clients who are facing charges of assault, harassment, and other domestic violence offenses.

His experience as a prosecutor is put to work for his clients. He knows the strategies the prosecutors will try and the mistakes they may make. He knows how to fight and how to win. As a domestic violence lawyer working in Eastern Oregon, he knows how to create the best possible legal strategy for you.

Talk to Craig today to put a fierce and focused advocate to work for you.

Why Russell Law Group?

We get results.

We are fierce and focused lawyers who care about our clients and their rights. Your future is our #1 priority.

We seek the truth.

Unlike other domestic violence and assault defense attorneys in Pendleton, we leave no stone unturned in our investigations.

We care about you.

We’ll answer any questions you have, explain our strategy, and will make sure you’re confident about your defense.

5-Star Assault & Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

“Mr. Russell gave me a consultation pertaining to my case, and to make a long story short my case was dismissed by a motion to suppress. ALL CHARGES WERE DROPPED!! Amazing. It would have never happened without Mr. Russell’s advice. The best $150 I ever spent. So if you’re looking for the best, talk to Mr. Craig Russell attorney at law. It will be money well spent. Thanks again Craig!”

– B.B.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I lose my gun rights?

The Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 has been amended to prohibit firearm possession by those convicted of certain crimes, including domestic violence. If convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, for example, you will face a lifetime ban of buying, owning, and possessing firearms and ammunition. At Russell Law Group, we can work to seek out a plea agreement or trial outcome that will allow you to maintain your Second Amendment rights.

My spouse doesn’t want to press charges anymore. Will the case just go away?

No. Only the prosecutor can decide whether to press charges or to drop the case. Your spouse’s cooperation may influence their decision but it is not the sole deciding factor.

I didn’t even hurt anyone. Why was I charged?

Any form of offensive touching may be enough to have you charged with assault or domestic violence. Actually causing an injury isn’t required for the police to arrest and charge you with a crime.

Can I be found guilty even when the only evidence is ‘he-said-she-said’?

Yes, you definitely can. Many domestic violence and assault defendants have been convicted when the only evidence was testimonial. The state must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, but if a witness is found credible by a judge or jury, the witness’s testimony alone can be enough to convict.

Get a fierce focused advocate on your side.


Contact Russell Law Group online or call (541) 777-8032


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