R. Baxter Russell
Baxter Russell is an associate with the Zoning and Land Use practice of Pursley Friese Torgrimson. Baxter focuses his practice on a variety of zoning, local governance, and land use issues, including zoning and land use litigation. He represents property owners, builders and developers across Georgia. He joined the firm in 2017.
Baxter graduated from Georgia State University College of Law with a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. While attending law school, Baxter clerked for the Honorable Justice Robert Benham of the Supreme Court of Georgia, was selected to be a fellow in the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth Urban Fellows Program, and served as the President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association. In 2015, Baxter was a regional champion and national finals participant in the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Baxter was also a member and coach of Georgia State University’s Moot Court Board. Additionally, he worked as a graduate research assistant to Professor John Marshall where he conducted research related to urban resilience and public safety.
Prior to law school, Baxter received his bachelor’s degree in Religion from Wofford College. A native of Winder, Georgia, Baxter currently lives in Atlanta and enjoys supporting the city’s sports teams and visiting local restaurants.