Russell A. DeMott is a 1993 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and has been practicing law since 1995. During law school, Russ served on the South Carolina Law Review. Prior to going into practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry A. Beach in the Allegan County Circuit Court in Michigan.
Since 1995, Russ has represented clients in bankruptcy. During his legal career, Russ has practiced criminal defense, family law, real estate law, and general litigation. He now practices solely bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. His goal is to place his clients’ interests first and to find the right solution for each client’s financial problems. “I enjoy bankruptcy work because it’s constructive,” Russ says. “It helps families escape financial bondage and allows them to rebuild their lives.”
Russ lives in Summerville with his wife, children, and an assortment of family pets. He has also served on the Board of the Dorchester Children’s Center. He enjoys giving back to the community he calls home and views his law practice as a way to make the Charleston area a better place to live.
Russ is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. “AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary.
Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories–legal ability and general ethical standards.
Russ served as an Associate Probate Judge for the Dorchester County Probate Court from 2011 to 2017. He is also certified as a Mediator by the South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification for both Circuit Court and Probate Court cases.
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