Ian Russell Attorney At Law

Ian J. Russell

220 N. Main St., Suite 600, Davenport, IA 52801 563-333-6625 vCard vCard

Education and Experience

Lawrence University (B.A. 2001)
University of Iowa (J.D., with distinction, 2005)


Iowa - 2005
Illinois - 2006
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa - 2006
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Iowa - 2007
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois - 2013
U.S. District Court – Central District of Illinois - 2011
Trial Bar Member, Tribal Court of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Professional Associations

President, Iowa State Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division (2013-14)
Governor, Iowa Bar Association Board of Governors - District 7 (2013 - present)
Member, Iowa State Bar Association

  • Member, Scope and Correlation Committee

Fellow, Iowa State Bar Foundation
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association
Member, Iowa Defense Counsel
Member, Iowa Association of Justice
Member, Illinois Association of Defense Counsel
Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers


Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
• Listed on Super Lawyers Rising Star List 2014-2018 (General Litigation)



President, Friends of the Davenport Library (2012 - 2014)
Board Member, Downtown Davenport Partnership Board (2012 - present)
Member, Business Advisory Council, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Member, Iowa Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Treasurer, Congressional Campaign (2013 - present)
Board Member, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (2015 - present)

Ian J. Russell joined Lane & Waterman in 2005 and focuses primarily in commercial and civil litigation, medical malpractice defense, personal injury, intellectual property, election law, and aviation matters. He also has experience in general business counseling and media law. He represents clients in both Iowa and Illinois State and Federal courts.

Ian is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and a past President of the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. In 2014, he was named a Super Lawyers Great Plains Rising Star. He currently represents the Seventh Judicial District of Iowa at the Iowa Bar Association Board of Governors. He was also recently appointed by the Iowa Supreme Court to serve on the Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Iowa Defense Counsel, Iowa Association of Justice and the Illinois Association of Defense Counsel.

Ian is active in the Quad Cities and Eastern Iowa community, currently serving as a board member for the Downtown Davenport Partnership and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. He also currently serves as the campaign treasurer for a United States Congressional Campaign and as a member of the Business Advocacy Council for the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Ian received his B.A. from Lawrence University. He received his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law. He resides in Bettendorf, Iowa.