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Thomas Russell

Primary Area of Expertise

  • Race relations
  • Legal history including New Deal
  • History of legal education
  • Health care
  • Personal injury law
  • Products liability
  • Car crashes
  • Transportation safety (excluding airplanes)
  • Contracts litigation
  • Taxicab industry including regulation, safety, and competition
  • Tort law
  • Student riots
  • Legal education
  • Political ethics

Also qualified to speak on topics in the following areas:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Courts
  • Legal profession/legal
  • Restorative justice


Tom Russell’s expertise includes torts, contracts, American legal history, and restorative justice. Outspoken and concise, he has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, CPR’s Colorado Matters, American Public Radio’s “Marketplace,” Houston Chronicle, Rocky Mountain News, and others. Russell holds a Ph.D. and a J.D. from Stanford University. Before joining DU in 2000, he was professor of law at the University of Texas for 10 years.  He has an excellent radio voice and is not afraid to use it.

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Contact information:

Office Phone: 303-871-6224
Best Contact Method: Email
Fax: 303-871-6001

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