Biography


RoyceFor Royce Russell, being an attorney means being an advocate. Royce specializes in Criminal Defense, False Arrest/Police Brutality (1983 Civil Rights Violations), Immigration, Contracts, Employment Law and Trademark. At Emdin & Russell, LLP, he has represented individuals in Federal and State Court from Criminal Investigations, to Trials, as well as represented victims of Police Brutality/False Arrest (1983 Civil Rights Violations). Most notably, he has represented the family of Ramarley Graham, who at 18 years old, was shot to death by NYPD officers. Dedicated to justice and reform from an early age, once Royce graduated from Hofstra University School of Law he began his practice of the law as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, NY under the first African-American District Attorney, Robert Johnson. DA Johnson’s leadership and multifaceted approach to preventing crime through community outreach was invaluable to Royce who has sought to serve and represent those that are so often lost to the justice system. To enhance that goal, Royce became a mentor with a program named “Hoop Brothers” which combines academics and athletics to assist the development of at risk High School students. He continues to serve his community by way of conducting workshops and speaking engagements with organizations such as Fathers in the Hood, National Action Network-Legal Night and Jack and Jill, Inc. Committed to protecting the vulnerable throughout many communities, Royce served as a District Trial Counsel for the Department of Justice- Homeland Security-Immigration Division. Royce’s expertise in Immigration law has allowed for him to serve as a consultant for his colleagues whose cases involve complex immigration consequences. From Naturalization, Adjustment of Status to Removal/Deportation proceedings he has litigated immigration cases in various states in both Federal and State courts. Creating a more comprehensive understanding of immigration law for attorneys and the public they serve has been of the utmost concern for Royce. For almost a decade Royce has litigated Discrimination-Wrongful Termination, (Title VII) cases. He served as a Mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, (FINRA), presiding over Security matters stemming from Broker Misconduct, Insider Trading to Wrongful Termination and Breach of Contract. Serving as an Arbitrator and Mediator has enhanced Royce’s development in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution as a valuable option to litigation. Notably serving as an Arbitrator on litigation concerning Muriel Siebert Financial Corp. Royce has lectured for the National Bar Association at its yearly convention as well as throughout the Tri-State, (NY, NJ, CONN.), on the subject of False Arrest and Immigration. Royce served as the co-host of Legally Speaking, which aired on WWRL 1600 am, as well as a Legal Analyst for Tru TV, Fox News and Hot 97’s Street Soldiers.