Russell Post is a board-certified appellate specialist. For the last 18 years, following his clerkship with the Hon. Jerry Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, he has dedicated his practice to civil appeals. He has acted as lead counsel in approximately 100 appeals and has participated in countless others, preparing briefs and presenting oral arguments to the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas appellate courts, and the Fifth Circuit.
Russell represents both plaintiffs and defendants, practicing in a wide range of substantive areas. In addition to his core appellate practice, he is frequently engaged at earlier stages of litigation to handle litigation strategy, complex legal issues, and the jury charge – focusing on the big picture and developing strategies with the appellate endgame in mind.
Russell has been recognized by his peers in publications such as Benchmark, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Thomas Reuters Super Lawyers – Texas, including recent recognition as the Houston appellate lawyer of the year (Best Lawyers 2015) and one of the top 100 lawyers in Texas (Super Lawyers 2015, 2016). In 2016, he was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the preeminent professional organization of appellate lawyers in the United States.