Russell Devenport

Russell Devenport began his practice in business litigation, first working for the United States District Court in Amarillo before joining McDonald Sanders in Fort Worth. His practice has grown with his client relationships into areas representing financial institutions and various businesses. He is as comfortable representing his clients in the courtroom as he is at the negotiation table. Russell values and appreciates the role he plays in keeping a safe, just, and fair playing field for business. 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 he remains a big supporter of UTA athletics. Russell enjoys golf and maintains that the Ridglea family course is one of his favorite spots in the city. Where the arts are concerned, he holds a passion for the writings of Raymond Carver and Charles Bukowski. When not at his office, Russell spends as much time as possible with the cutest girl he knew in high school, his wife Christine, and his children Claire and Henry.

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 Thompson 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)
  • 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 and Finance 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 20 years of representing clients in areas related to finance and business and the commercial litigation tied into those matters. Services include:

  • 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 and foreclosures 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