ATLANTA (February 5) — Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS) announced today that Kilpatrick Stockton attorney Dean Russell has been named President of the organization’s Board of Directors. Mr. Russell begins his new role on February 5.
“I have enjoyed working with Dean for many years and have seen first-hand his commitment to ALAS clients and outreach programs,” said Steve Gottlieb, Atlanta Legal Aid Executive Director. “His commitment, combined with his strong leadership capabilities, make him an outstanding choice for president.”
Mr. Russell has worked with ALAS for over 12 years and has served the organization in numerous positions, including as Treasurer and Vice-President. He has represented both ALAS clients and ALAS itself on issues ranging from adoptions to trademark registrations.
“It is an honor that Atlanta Legal Aid, an organization that does such tremendous work for so many people, has asked me to assume this responsibility,” said Dean Russell. “I look forward to working with the board of directors and all ALAS employees and volunteers.”
Mr. Russell is a partner in Kilpatrick Stockton’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia, his M.S. in Engineering from the University of Alabama, and his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Mr. Russell, recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property law, advises national and multi-national companies on implementing strategies for protecting intellectual property rights both domestically and worldwide.
Atlanta Legal Aid serves clients in five counties — Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, and Gwinnett, as well as Fulton. In each of its four full-service offices and two outreach offices, Atlanta Legal Aid attorneys provide legal services — advice and representation in civil cases — at no cost to people with low incomes. For more, go to http://els41.law.emory.edu/alas/