Russell R. Bowling, Esq.

The oldest of six children, Russell was born at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on October 28, 1954, while his father was on active duty in the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea. In 1960, Russell’s father began a career with IBM, and the family moved from Oklahoma to Endicott, New York. In 1965 Russell’s family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, when IBM opened a new plant at the Research Triangle Park. Russell is a past President of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce (1984), and a past member of the Town of Franklin ABC Board and the Macon County Board of Elections.

Areas of Practice
Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate & Administration, Guardianships, Trusts, Elder Law, Corporate & Business Law, Traffic Offenses, Adoptions, Uncontested Divorces, Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions
North Carolina, North Carolina State Bar, 1979
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Wake Forest University Law School, J.D., 1979
Wake Forest University, Double Major in Politics & German, 1976

Professional Associates
National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), The North Carolina Advocates for Justice, The North Carolina Bar Association, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Elder Counsel.

Past Employment
Law Firm of Jones, Key, Melvin, and Patton, P.A., 1979-1991 gained partnership in 1984.
Started his own Law Office, 1992, specializing in Social Security Disability Law, and other legal matters including: real estate, wills and estates, personal injury, and traffic offenses, and criminal cases.