• LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

© 2019 by Stutes & Lavergne  Attorneys

Russell "Russ" J. Stutes, III 

600 Broad Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 433-0022

info@stuteslaw.com

Areas of Practice:

Civil litigation

Tax

Business,

Estate Planning

Successions

Russ recently began his legal career as an associate attorney at Stutes & Lavergne.  Raised in Lake Charles, Russ graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School in 2010.  He earned his B.S. in Accounting from LSU in 2015.  While at LSU, Russ held various jobs in the Baton Rouge area and helped underprivileged individuals file their yearly tax returns.

 

Russ then graduated from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2018 to obtain his J.D.  While in law school, he spent a summer in the LSU Law Abroad program where he attended classes in Lyon, France.  On campus,  Russ held various positions on the Student Bar Association every year of law school, including 1L Class Representative, SBA Executive Treasurer, and SBA Executive Vice-President.  He also participated in the National Tax Moot Court Competition twice, where his team reached the quarterfinals and placed 4th overall in addition to receiving Runner-up Best Brief. 

 

Russ dedicates the majority of his practice to tax and commercial litigation, but also assists clients in general business law, estate planning, and successions matters.  He maintains a seat on the board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.  Outside of the office, Russ is engaged to another lifelong Lake Charles resident, Marissa Fraser.  They spend their free time cheering on the LSU Tigers, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. 

 

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2018

 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Western District of Louisiana Federal Court

  • Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Court

 

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center

         J.D., 2018

  • Louisiana State University

         B.S. – 2015

         Major: Accounting