Citizens for Community Values
Russ White joined the staff of Citizens for Community Values of Memphis in December 2015 as Executive Director. He is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Tennessee. He began practicing law in 1984 at Rogers, Morris and Ziegler in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he worked for 22 years as a partner in the areas of commercial litigation, probate, probate litigation, real estate negotiations and closings (commercial and residential), title insurance, estate planning, municipal and administrative law, lease negotiations, foreclosures, collections, lease/tenant law, creditor-side bankruptcy, appeals and business law. During that time, he also served as City Attorney for the City of Oakland Park (from 1997 to 2001) and as General Counsel to Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals (from 2010 to 2013), the agency charged with the enforcement of the Florida Building Code in Broward County. While serving as City Attorney, Russ drafted an Adult Entertainment Ordinance for the city.
In January 2014 after 30 years with his Florida firm he moved to Memphis where he worked as Senior Attorney at the Bailey Law Firm before joining the Harris, Shelton, Hanover and Walsh Law Firm in March 2015 in an “of Counsel” position.
In his spare time Russ enjoys spending time with his wife Sandy, his children and his four grand-children. He is a member of Second Presbyterian Church where he teaches Sunday school and Bible study groups. His hobbies include traveling, watching sports and reading. He played College baseball and basketball for the University of Chicago.
Russ received his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago (B.A. in sociology and minor in political science), his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and his master’s degree in Christian and classical studies from Knox theological Seminary (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).