Kimberly L. Russell

Kimberly L. Russell

Location:
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Position:
Principal
Phone:
610-941-2541
Fax:
610-684-2026
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Kimberly L. Russell is a principal of the firm and a member of the Commercial Litigation and Employment Departments. She devotes a significant part of her practice to real estate and construction litigation.

Ms. Russell has been a featured speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at seminars on Residential Construction Litigation and Failure to Disclose Litigation under the Pennsylvania Real Estate Seller’s Disclosure Act. Ms. Russell also defends employers in all types of employment litigation including sex, age, race and disability discrimination claims, wrongful discharge, Family and Medical Leave, and wage claims.

Ms. Russell counsels employers on issues related to the daily operations of a business including hiring, discipline and termination of employees, employee-employer relations, and personnel manuals.

 Ms. Russell is the founder of Employers’ Legal Defense Institute (ELDI).  ELDI’s mission is to educate and train employers of all sizes and in any industry to better manage and minimize risk to employers’ largest asset – their employees. We teach employers how to maintain compliance with ever changing employment laws, minimize risk of liability on employment related legal claims, and promote an effective, respectful workplace atmosphere.  We teach our clients to defend vigorously their rights as business owners and employers while ensuring a productive workforce in order to provide a maximum return on an employer’s workforce investment. 

ELDI’s GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Our mission to educate and protect employers is founded on the following core/guiding beliefs and principles:

  • You built your company – we respect that.
  • You provide jobs – you deserve respect for that.
  • As an owner/manager of a business, you must manage risks in all aspects of your business.
  • Employees are simultaneously the biggest asset and biggest potential source of liability for an employer.
  • The legal system does and should protect the rights of workers, but not to the point that employers are helpless to run their businesses.
  • Employers are entitled to establish reasonable workplace rules and expect those rules to be followed.
  • Employers are entitled to control their business within the boundaries of the law.
  • When employers do their part to follow the law, employers are entitled to stand up for their rights, be protected under the law, and zealously defend the sanctity and integrity of their workplace.

Assistant:
Danielle M. Gosciniak
Phone: 610-941-2586
Fax: 610-684-2104
Email: dgosciniak@kaplaw.com

Kimberly L. Russell

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1994
  • Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude – Bloomsberg University, 1990
  • National Environmental Advocacy Moot Court Competition, 1993
  • Second Place Oralist – National Environmental Advocacy Moot Court Competition, 1993

Classes/seminars

  • PBI – Employment Law from the Employer’s Chair
  • Update on Recent Real Estate Case Law Failure to Disclose Seminar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association

Classes/seminars

  • PBI – Employment Law from the Employer’s Chair
  • Update on Recent Real Estate Case Law Failure to Disclose Seminar

Pro Bono Activities

  • Child Safety Policy “aimed at protecting children from abuse at local organizations”

Contact

krussell@kaplaw.com

610-941-2541