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Ona Russell

Law Firm: Powell & Russell Associates
Phone: (858) 793-2518

Specialties / Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


Ona Russell holds a PhD in literature from UC San Diego, where she developed and taught numerous interdisciplinary courses, including Literature and the Law. Ona has spoken on this as well as other related topics in a variety of legal and literary settings. She has been published in newspapers, legal magazines, and scholarly journals and is an award-winning novelist. She is also a credentialed mediator.

Education & Admissions

  • National Conflict Resolution Center, Credential in Mediation
  • UC San Diego, PhD in Literature
  • Clark University, MA in English
  • UC Irvine, BA in English

Awards and Recognition

  • Finalist, 2009 California Book Awards
  • Finalist, 2009 San Diego Book Awards
  • Finalist, 2009 Next Generation Indie Awards


Literature and the Law

Literature and the law examines the connections between these two disciplines. By examining rhetorical rigor, creative arguing, and reasone...

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