Casner & Edwards

Russell J. Smith

Russell J. Smith specializes in fiduciary litigation, including probate matters, guardianships, conservatorships, will contests, actions to remove personal representatives and trustees, and complaints in equity. Additionally, Russell has been appointed by the Probate and Family Court as a fiduciary in contested matters, including as conservator and personal representative. At the request of certain clients, Russell also handles domestic relations matters.   

Before entering private practice, Russell served for two years as a law clerk to Probate and Family Court judges in both western and eastern counties of the Commonwealth. His experience working closely with judges on a wide range of cases informs his advocacy.

Russell is a past President of the Boston College Law School Veterans’ Association. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marines as a Sergeant.



  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court
  • District of Massachusetts


  • J.D., Boston College Law School
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
⬆ Back to Top