Attorney Russell M. Blood obtained a degree in Economics from Brigham Young University, then returned to his Wyoming home and earned a law degree from the University of Wyoming in 1982. He began practicing law in Casper, Wyoming that fall and spent the next 18 years building a thriving practice and raising his family. His Wyoming practice included work in the areas of estate planning, business organization and planning, real estate, bankruptcy, and contracts. He served in several positions with the Wyoming State Bar, of which he remains a member, and served for a time as general counsel to the Wyoming Association of Realtors.
In 2000, Russ moved to Utah to be closer to family and established a practice in the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley. His practice has focused primarily on estate planning (wills and trusts) and estate administration (including trust administration and probate). He enjoys opportunities for continuing education and strives to keep up with changes in the law and planning techniques, which allows him to continue to serve the planning needs of his clients.
Russ has served as a chair of the Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar and is a Member of WealthCounsel, a national organization of estate planners who share resources and collaborate to help clients solve planning issues. With 37 years of experience to draw from, Russ knows and understands that each of his clients needs a unique and individualized plan. Clients leave knowing their future is in good hands.
Russ has enjoyed living in the Salt Lake Valley since 2000 with his wife, best friend, and sweetheart of 43 years. He loves a good barbecue in the summer, watching BYU football on sunny fall days and spending time with his four children and 12 grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy hiking in the mountains and serving in their church.