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Russell W. Dombrow


UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

499 S. Warren Street
Suite 604
Syracuse, NY 13202


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As a solo practitioner, Russell focuses his practice on being a Personal Family Lawyer, providing Family Wealth Planning advice, as well as Domestic Relations (Custody & Support), & Foreclosure Defense matters.

Before opening his own practice, Russell represented primarily low-income clients (tenants) in nonpayment or holdover summary proceedings at JACNY. He also handled Social Security disability applications, Bankruptcy (Chapter 7), Consumer, and public benefits matters. Russell worked with clients on a limited basis in Spanish. Before JACNY, Russell developed legal experience in the civil litigation, land use, and estate planning practice areas.

He has also been very active in the ABA Section of International Law in various positions of progressively increasing responsibility. Russell was recognized as the Section’s Outstanding Volunteer in 2010, for the Best Teleconference in 2009, and for Outstanding Outreach Efforts in 2008. Only 16 months out of law school, he was appointed Co-Chair of the Section’s 2009 Fall Meeting, which was the 3d highest attended Fall Meeting in Section history. Russell’s most recent Section projects include chairing the Section’s International Practice Boot Camp at the 2011 Spring and Fall Meetings, and co-editing the ABA Guide to International Bar Admissions.

Russell also handles legal matters related to: Arbitration; Bankruptcy (Debtor, Creditor; Chapters 7, 11, 13, 15); Commercial Litigation; Customs Law; Election Law; International Arbitration (Commercial (ICC), Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), Investor-State (NAFTA Chapter 11, ICSID)); International Litigation; International Trade; Regulatory; Social Security Disability (SSD & SSI).


7 years since Russell W. Dombrow was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
NY Currently registered 2010


School Major Degree Graduated
McGill University Faculty of Law Arbitration Certificate 2006
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center Law JD - Juris Doctor 2006
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center Management Information Systems MS - Master of Science 2003

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney-Owner - Dombrow Law Firm 2012 - Present
Staff Attorney - Legal Services of Central New York 2011 - 2012
Staff Attorney - Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York 2010 - 2011


Position Association Name Duration
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Upstate NY Chapter Member 2014 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section Member 2014 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law Section, International Private Client Committee Member 2014 - Present


Award Name Granting Organization Date
Outstanding Volunteer Award American Bar Association, International Law Section 2010
Best Teleconference Award American Bar Association, International Law Section 2009
Outstanding Outreach Efforts Award American Bar Association, International Law Section 2008

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Absolutely a wonderful experience. Our bankruptcy is being moved along very quickly. Questions are answered in a professional manner and anytime I had questions I could easily reach someone. We are very satisfied with UpRight Law.

Glenn & Cheri M. Kentucky

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

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