Russell Devenport

After law school, Russell Devenport served as a briefing attorney for Texas legend, Judge Mary Lou Robinson with the United States District Court in Amarillo. He then joined McDonald Sanders and his practice has developed into representing financial institutions and various businesses. He is as comfortable in the courtroom as he is at the negotiation table. Russell values and appreciates the lawyer's role in maintaining a stable legal environment for businesses to be successful. Remarking on how blessed he is that his clients are his friends and people he respects, Russell is proud to make their goals his goals.

Russell attended the University of Texas at Arlington and is a big supporter of UTA athletics. Russell tries to play golf and believes the Ridglea family course to be the most peaceful and beautiful area of the city. . 

Education

  • Juris Doctor – Texas Tech School of Law, 1998
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Order of the Coif
  • Bachelor of Arts, History – University of Texas at Arlington, 1992
    • Phi Alpha Theta, President
    • UTA Maverick Marching Band

Bar & Court Admissions & Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • United State Supreme Court
  • United State Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Awards & Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters: 2009, 2010
  • Top Attorneys >5 Years of Practice by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine: 2013 (Business/Commercial), 2014 (Business/Commercial Litigation) (Civil Law - Litigation & Transactions), 2016 (Business/Commercial Litigation), 2017 (Business/Commercial) (Civil Law, Litigation), 2018 (Civil Law & Litigation), 2019
  • Top Attorneys by 360 West Magazine: 2019 (Banking & Financial)
  • The 400 Influential People of the Year by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine: 2018 (Professional Services: law - business commercial)

Professional Affiliations & Organizations

  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Law Section, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Mahon Inns of Court, Ex-Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Fort Worth Chapter, Secretary & Treasurer

Volunteerism & Community

  • Ridglea Country Club, House, Finance and Budget Committees
  • Saint Andrews Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Member
  • Rotary Club of Western Fort Worth, Member
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Maverick Club, 1895 Club
Russell Devenport

Shareholder, Director

Representative Experience & Services

Russell’s experience includes more than 20 years of representing clients in areas related to finance and business and the commercial litigation tied into those matters. Services include:

  • Prosecuting and defending lawsuits involving business partners for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Prosecuting and defending commercial and business related lawsuits in state and federal courts
  • Acting general counsel for several local and national logistics companies
  • Loan collections, foreclosures and workouts for a variety of financial institutions, businesses, and collections groups
  • Representing secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Representing clients in arbitration proceedings
  • Negotiating commercial loans and contracts
  • Documenting business transactions