Ryan Russell

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Ryan Russell, who joined Allison MacKenzie in 2004, offers his clients a comprehensive background of practice areas. As an attorney and partner with the law firm, he practices in the areas of education law, administrative law, arbitration, healthcare law, and business law. Ryan Russell received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2000. He then pursued a degree in law and graduated from the University of Nevada’s William S. Boyd School of Law in 2003. That same year he was admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada.

In addition to his work with Allison MacKenzie, Ryan is active in the community and served as Carson City’s representative on the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors for six years.

He is a past member and president of the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada.

He maintains an active membership with the Washoe County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the State Bar of Nevada, Nevada Justice Association, First Judicial District Bar Association, and Ninth Judicial District Bar Association. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.


Admitted to Practice, Nevada, 2003
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court. District of Nevada, 2003
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2008
Law Clerk to the Honorable William A. Maddox, First Judicial District Court, 2003 – 2004
Carson City Justice and Municipal Courts, Judge Pro Tem, 2010 – 2021
Carson City Juvenile Court, Special Master, 2011 – 2021

Professional Associations & Leadership

Washoe County Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Nevada
Nevada Justice Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
Ninth Judicial District Bar Association
Justice League of Nevada, Trustee, 2012 – 2013
Member of the Board of Governors, State Bar of Nevada, 2013 – 2019
Member of the Fellows of the American Bar Association
State of Nevada Panel for Court Appointed Arbitrators

Community Leadership

Member and past President of The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada Board of Directors
Member of Carson City Schools Foundation

Awards & Recognition

Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2012
Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2013
Outstanding Service, Lawyer in the Lobby Project, Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans, 2013
Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2017


B.S., Business Management, University of Nevada, 2000
J.D., University of Nevada, William Boyd School of Law, 2003

Practice Areas

Administrative Law
Business Entity Formation
Business Law
Education Law
Healthcare Law