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Attorneys & Staff


RUSSELL H. MILLER,

a California attorney, specializes in political, campaign, election and non-profit law. He provides legal advice to corporations and trade associations and serves as general counsel and treasurer to a large number of campaign committees for local, state, and federal candidates, ballot measures, and corporate and trade association Political Action Committees (PACs). Many of these committees and PACs were initially created by him and his firm. He also handles matters relating to compliance with campaign, lobby, and election laws, and represents clients on matters before the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Federal Election Commission. Additionally, he specializes in the formation and operation of nonprofit organizations, including compliance with Internal Revenue Code, California Franchise Tax Board and California Attorney General requirements. He is a member of the California Political Attorneys Association. Russ also has an extensive background in legal research, writing, and publishing. Prior to establishing his own law firm in 1995, he was a Managing Editor at legal publisher Matthew Bender & Company.

Russ is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He simultaneously participated in a doctoral program at Stanford University (in the area of Sociology of Law) and a law degree program at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, earning a J.D. from Hastings in 1983, and a Ph.D. from Stanford in 1984. At Stanford, he also assisted with teaching numerous classes on theoretical and applied research, and worked on many major research projects; at Hastings, he was a writer on the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

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REBECCA J. OLSON,

a California attorney, specializes in political, campaign, election and non-profit law. She provides legal advice to corporations and trade associations and serves as general counsel and treasurer to a large number of campaign committees for local, state, and federal candidates, ballot measures, and corporate and trade association Political Action Committees (PACs). She also handles matters relating to compliance with campaign, lobby, and election laws, and represents clients on enforcement matters before the Fair Political Practices Commission. Additionally, she specializes in the formation and operation of nonprofit organizations, including compliance with Internal Revenue Code, California Franchise Tax Board and California Attorney General requirements. She also advises government officials on government ethics laws. She is a member of the California Political Attorneys Association.

Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and a law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While at McGeorge, she received a certificate in International Legal Studies from Salzburg University in Austria where she studied under Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.  She has been honored twice as a Northern California Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine (2015/2016), as one of Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers (2018) and more recently as a Northern California SuperLawyer (2020) and (2021).

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MEAGAN OLSON

manages the firm’s Political Reporting Unit. She manages and administers millions of dollars in client finances. She has worked with a variety of clients, from local and statewide candidates to political action committees, independent expenditure committees, ballot measure committees and federal candidate and political action committees. She also oversees preparation of major donor reports.

Meagan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and a Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University in Sacramento. She maintains her license in Clinical Social Work in California. Meagan is a member of the California Political Treasurers Association (CPTA).