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Protecting Your Legacy

Russell Aldrich

San Antonio, TX

Russell Aldrich founded the Aldrich Law Firm, PLLC in 2011. He is a native Texan who spent many of his formative years in San Antonio, graduating from Douglas MacArthur High School in 2001. He returned to the city after moving out of state for military service and then law school.

Russell has handled a wide variety of routine and complex probate and estate planning cases and specializes in contested matters.  He has experience in both defending and prosecuting will contests, breach of fiduciary duty litigation, trust litigation, and wrongful death lawsuits.  Russell also has assisted clients with complicated probate administration matters and in the creation of estate plans to meet tax reduction and asset protection objectives.

While in law school, Russell served as a Senior Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law and participated in the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic. He also completed summer internships at the Department of Justice in Philadelphia and the Center for Social Development in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

In his spare time, Russell enjoys spending time with his family, international travel, writing, golf, and basketball.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Will Contests
  • Guardianship
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Firearms Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2011
  • St. Mary's University
    • M.A. - 2008
  • University of Texas, Austin
    • B.A. - 2005

Published Works

  • Why Kim Jong-Un Is Unlikely to Reform North Korea, ABA Asia Law News, October, 2012
  • U.S. Should Invest in Truly Unconventional Forms of Warfare, National Defense, January, 2012
  • The Need for a Legal Residency, San Antonio Lawyer, March-April, 2012
  • An Examination of China's Treatment of North Korean Asylum Seekers, North Korea Review, Spring, 2011
  • Into the Warm Embrace of Comrade Hugo: What Venezuela's Public Relation Gambit Means for the United States, Penn Political Review, Summer, 2010

Professional Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Section

Civic Organizations and Community Service

  • United States Army Reserve Officer
  • Texas Exes, Life Member
  • Sons of the Republic of Texas, Life Member
  • Sons of the American Revolution, Member
  • Civil Affairs Association, Life Member
  • Bexar County Citizens Bond Oversight Commission, Commissioner

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Russell Aldrich founded the Aldrich Law Firm in 2011.

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