About D. Bradley Russell

About D. Bradley Russell

Hawaii Family Law Professional

Aloha, and Mahalo for visiting my website.

I first arrived in Hawaii on January 15, 1995. My father, a thirty-year veteran of the United States Navy, had been transferred to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. I was attending college at the University of Georgia at the time and was diagnosed with cancer shortly before my parents were set to depart to Hawaii. Fortunately for me, as a full-time student I was still covered under his medical insurance, so I withdrew from school and packed my bags, hoping for the best.

It was a long road, but I thankfully made a full recovery, transferred my credits to the University of Hawaii, and began my life here on Oahu. I will be forever grateful to the Navy for the life that it made possible for me and the great care I received as a patient at Tripler Hospital, some twenty-six years ago.

After graduating from UH, I continued working in the restaurant business as a waiter at Indigo Restaurant in China town. It was a great experience. I made many friends there, many of whom I am still in contact with. I learned so much there, including how to relate to people from all walks of life, a love for cooking, and most importantly, humility.

I entered the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH in the fall of 2001 and graduated in May of 2004. I made many friends there that I still see around town and keep up with on social media. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some of them professionally.

I began my legal career as a Deputy Public Defender here on Oahu, where I represented clients that would not otherwise have been able to afford legal representation, which was quite rewarding. I was able to develop and hone my skills as a trial attorney and learned how to negotiate agreements on behalf of my clients.

The next phase of my legal career began when I was offered a position as In-House Counsel with the International Longshore and Warehouse Worker’s Union, Local 142 (ILWU). I represented our members in labor arbitrations and advised the Union on important issues affecting its membership. Working for working people was a very rewarding experience.

My practice is now exclusively focused on family law. As a father, and as someone who has been through a divorce, I empathize with clients who are going through what I have experienced myself. Although the work can be difficult and stressful at times, there is no better feeling than when your client sincerely thanks you for everything you have done to help them. Knowing that I made a difference is the reward, and that is what keeps me going.

Thank you for taking the time to read my short bio. Please reach out to me if you need my help. I will do my absolute best for you.

Mahalo,
Brad

Hawaii Family Law Professional

Aloha, and Mahalo for visiting my website.

I first arrived in Hawaii on January 15, 1995. My father, a thirty-year veteran of the United States Navy, had been transferred to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. I was attending college at the University of Georgia at the time and was diagnosed with cancer shortly before my parents were set to depart to Hawaii. Fortunately for me, as a full-time student I was still covered under his medical insurance, so I withdrew from school and packed my bags, hoping for the best.

It was a long road, but I thankfully made a full recovery, transferred my credits to the University of Hawaii, and began my life here on Oahu. I will be forever grateful to the Navy for the life that it made possible for me and the great care I received as a patient at Tripler Hospital, some twenty-six years ago.

After graduating from UH, I continued working in the restaurant business as a waiter at Indigo Restaurant in China town. It was a great experience. I made many friends there, many of whom I am still in contact with. I learned so much there, including how to relate to people from all walks of life, a love for cooking, and most importantly, humility.

I entered the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH in the fall of 2001 and graduated in May of 2004. I made many friends there that I still see around town and keep up with on social media. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some of them professionally.

I began my legal career as a Deputy Public Defender here on Oahu, where I represented clients that would not otherwise have been able to afford legal representation, which was quite rewarding. I was able to develop and hone my skills as a trial attorney and learned how to negotiate agreements on behalf of my clients.

The next phase of my legal career began when I was offered a position as In-House Counsel with the International Longshore and Warehouse Worker’s Union, Local 142 (ILWU). I represented our members in labor arbitrations and advised the Union on important issues affecting its membership. Working for working people was a very rewarding experience.

My practice is now exclusively focused on family law. As a father, and as someone who has been through a divorce, I empathize with clients who are going through what I have experienced myself. Although the work can be difficult and stressful at times, there is no better feeling than when your client sincerely thanks you for everything you have done to help them. Knowing that I made a difference is the reward, and that is what keeps me going.

Thank you for taking the time to read my short bio. Please reach out to me if you need my help. I will do my absolute best for you.

Mahalo,
Brad

Brad Russell - Hawaii Family Law Attorney