Kimberly Russell serves as an Associate at Levy Konigsberg and litigates on behalf of communities harmed by crumbling infrastructure and unsafe drinking water. Lead contamination disproportionately impairs children and their development. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Kimberly’s career centers around advocacy for kids and families.
Prior to joining Levy Konigsberg, Kimberly became established as a prominent child welfare policy expert in Mississippi. Through the state’s highest appellate court, she cultivated a child welfare initiative that exists now as the Mississippi Hope Science Institute. Her focus has always been to substantially reduce the amount of trauma families suffer through holistic, interdisciplinary services and social supports.
Kimberly also facilitated regulatory compliance at a state-wide level and instructed teams of state leaders, family and victim advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and their staff, the judiciary, social workers, and medical professionals in best practices for investigating felony-level child abuse. She coordinated the federally mandated Children’s Justice Act Task Force for the state of Mississippi. She was recognized in the Mississippi Business Journal as one of the state’s leading businesswomen for 2021.
With a background in journalism, Kimberly brings a unique perspective to the practice of law. She served as a broadcast news producer for the ABC affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma while studying for the LSAT and applying to law schools. Growing up, she spent many hours following her parents around their newsrooms and media businesses. Her mother was an investigative reporter and her late father was a producer and news director. They both inspired Kimberly to pursue truth, justice, and equity.
Kimberly graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law and remains a steadfast SEC college football fan. While in law school, Kimberly worked for the university newspaper and interviewed civil-rights leader James Meredith. She also worked in the criminal appeals clinic where she provided counsel to a criminal defendant on appeal in the state’s highest appellate court. She was heavily involved in the Law Association for Women and is passionate about women supporting each other in the legal profession. Kimberly authored articles for the National Sea Grant Law Center and the Mississippi Sports Law Journal, the latter of which she served as editor-in-chief.
Kimberly is barred in Washington, DC and lives in New York with her little gray dog named Mikey. Her mother runs a public relations firm outside of Jackson, Mississippi and her sister is an audio engineer in Nashville, Tennessee.