In 2007, the Governor appointed Macey Russell to the Judicial Nominating Commission which recommends judicial appointments at all levels throughout the Commonwealth. After serving as Vice Chairman in 2010, the Governor appointed Mr. Russell Chairman of the Commission beginning in 2011. In 2009, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Mr. Russell a “Diversity Hero.” In 2009, Litigation Counsel of America named Mr. Russell to its Trial Lawyer Honorary Society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. In 2011, the American Bar Foundation named him a Fellow, which is reserved for one third of one percent of attorneys in his jurisdiction. Also in 2011, the Boston Bar Association appointed Mr. Russell as Co-Chair of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The Burton Foundation and Library of Congress honored Mr. Russell with a 2011 Burton Award for excellence in legal writing for his co-authored article “Developing Great Minority Lawyers for the Next Generation.” Mr. Russell is also listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Since 1989, Mr. Russell has been a frequent advisor and contributor to Harvard University Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop.