Russell Donelson

Donelson Law Group
7031 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 932-3100

Russell D. Donelson is a Dearborn native and a 1985 honors graduate of Dearborn Fordson High School. Following graduation from Fordson, Mr. Donelson received a full athletic scholarship to play football at Eastern Michigan University, where he was a member of the 1987 California Bowl Championship Football Team. Mr. Donelson graduated with honors from the College of Business at EMU in 1990, and holds a bachelors degree in business administrations. After concluding his undergraduate studies, Mr. Donelson enrolled in graduate school at EMU and obtained a masters degree in 1991.

Mr. Donelson is a May 1994 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. As a law student, Mr. Donelson was an intern for Judge James Callahan of the Wayne County Circuit Court, and a clerk for the Wayne County Prosecutors Office. While clerking in the Prosecutors office, Mr. Donelson was involved in the high-profiled prosecution of Tanya Harding, the figure skating champion who was accused of assaulting Olympic figure skater Nancy Karrigan. Mr. Donelson was also a clerk for the firm of Chapman & Associates while in law school, at which time, following graduation from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School in 1994, Mr. Donelson began working for Ash & Associates, P.C., where he practiced in all types of criminal matters, including drunk driving and drivers license restoration cases, and in family law/divorce.

In 2011, Mr. Donelson founded Donelson Law Group to meet the needs of his growing client base in southeast Michigan.