Graduating from the University of Texas, lawyer Burns has been practicing in DeKalb County for over fifty years. After graduating from the University of Texas, Russ had to choose between staying in Texas or returning to his native community of DeKalb. Russ returned to DeKalb to practice law and raise his family. His return to DeKalb resulted in the privilege to obtain vast experience practicing law locally, including the prior City Attorney for DeKalb, five decades of legal experience for a plethora of clients, as well as real estate development. Russ one of the most venerable attorneys that is active in the DeKalb County legal community. Russ primarily focus is on estate disputes, estate planning, family law, and business transactions.