Meet Your Legal Team

Russell Law Group is home to fierce focused advocates — always on your side.

Our Attorneys

Craig Russell of Russell Law group

Craig W. Russell

Criminal defense attorney

“I’m committed to holding the government accountable and providing you with the passionate and effective representation you deserve. ”


● B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks
● J.D., cum laude, Willamette University
● 2018 Oregon Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year

Away from the office:
Hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors

Kendra Russell of Russell Law group

Kendra D. Russell

Family law attorney

“Whether you’re interested in resolving your case through negotiations or litigating at trial, I’m ready to aggressively advocate for you, your rights, and your family’s best interests.”

● B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks
● J.D., cum laude, Willamette University

Away from the office:
Animal lover, exploring the wilderness

Our Team

Josie Arbogast, legal assistant at russell law group

Josie A. Arbogast

Legal Assistant

Josie began her career as a legal assistant in 2010 in Utah with a disability law firm. In 2014, she moved to Pendleton and began working as Craig’s assistant at the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office. As a team, Josie and Craig developed a strong working relationship that they now bring to the Russell Law Group.

Josie has a wealth of knowledge in both criminal law and the legal system in general. She has incredible attention to detail and dedication to serving our clients’ needs and goals.

Away from the office:
Spending time with her husband and 2 children

Ashley Sams, legal assistant at russell law group

Ashley R. Sams

Legal Assistant

Ashley moved to Pendleton in 2013 with her now-husband. In Pendleton, she began working for the Umatilla County Circuit Court in 2015. She worked as both a civil and criminal law clerk,
gaining extensive experience handling a variety of legal issues in both criminal and family law.

Ashley works closely with Kendra on the family law cases and is one of the primary contacts for our family law clients. Ashley and Kendra provide every client with outstanding service and legal representation. They’re here to answer questions and assist you through very difficult and emotionally taxing times.

Away from the office:
Working on her family farm with her husband and 2 children

Our Values & Philosophy

  • Tenaciously protecting your rights and working to achieve the best possible results
  • Commitment to professional excellence, client service, and expert legal advice
  • Honest and open communication at every stage of your case
  • Knowledge of the law, the legal system, and what it takes to get the job done

Legal Services

DUII defense


Drug crimes


Domestic violence

Gun crimes

Learn more about the cases handled by our Pendleton criminal defense attorney.


Child custody disputes

Custody modifications

Contempt & enforcement

Learn more about the cases handled by our Pendleton family law attorney.

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


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228 S Main Street
Pendleton, Oregon

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Mon: 9:00 am – 04:30 pm
Tue: 9:00 am – 04:30 pm
Wed: 9:00 am – 04:30 pm
Thu: 9:00 am – 04:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

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