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Mr. Russell was recently named as a third partner in the Platt Hopwood firm due to his success in the practice of criminal law. In 2013 Mr. Russell became Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law and is a specialist in Criminal Trial practice. His previous employment at the office of the Public Defender has given Mr. Russell extensive trial experience in numerous area of criminal law. Whatever your criminal issue is Mr. Russell is prepared to fully dedicate himself to your unique case and fight for your legal rights. Mr. Russell is also an avid runner and a member of Space Coast Runners, which allows Mr. Russell to run in races across Florida.

Kurt and BRIC have collaborated on dozens of cases and maintain a solid success record.  We love working with Kurt because he is in tune with his clients and their needs and works diligently to get them the help they need.  

Kurt A. Russell, Esq.

Platt, Hopwood, Russell, & Cole PLLC

Areas Of Practice

Criminal 100%

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law

Bar Admissions

Florida, 2004

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012


Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida

J.D. - 2004

Purdue University

Honors: Dean's List

Major: Telecommunications

Professional Associations and Memberships


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005 to Present

Brevard County Bar Association, 2005 to Present

Past Employment Positions

Office of the Public Defender 18th Judicial Court, Assistant Public Defender, 2005 to 2012

Pro Bono Activities

Space Coast Runners, member