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Mr. Russ worked of Counsel to the Floyd Law Firm, P.C. and served as a valuable resource in many aspects of the firm's practice. A friend and wonderful colleague, he will be greatly missed.

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PHILIP R. RUSS (1943-2017)


Born Wheeler, Texas, June 2, 1943; passed away Amarillo, Texas, June 15, 2017; admitted to bar Oklahoma, 1967; State Bar of Texas, 1968; admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, 1974; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Tenth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, District of Colorado, Central District of Illinois, and the Western District of Oklahoma; Texas Technological College, (Bachelor of Arts 1964); University of Oklahoma (J.D. 1967), Texas Tech University (MBA 2008), Phi Alpha Delta. Member:  Amarillo Bar Association; Panhandle Trial Lawyers Association, Taxpayers Against Fraud; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Oklahoma. Practice areas: Public Finance, Labor Law, Commercial Litigation, FLSA, Taxation and Business Law. Papers Authored:  Federal Civil Rico, South Plains Trial Lawyer’s Association, November 18, 1992; Usury, South Plains Trial Lawyer’s Association, May 15, 1996; Recognizing a FSLA – Wage & Hour Class Action and What to do About It, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association; Staying in the Current Seminar, Turks-Caicos Island, November 8-12, 2000.


Representative List of Published Cases: 

Municipal Bond and Public Finance Attorneys

Floyd Law Firm, P.C.
  • R.G. Russ, Jr. et al v. Texas Department of Highways & Public Transportation, et al, (5th Circuit Opinion unpublished in Federal Reporter erroneously cited as Ruff v. Texas (1979, D.C. Tex) 16 ERC 1652, aff’d 16 ERC 1822, cert. denied, 70 L.Ed. 2d 92; 454 U.S. 821; 102 S. Ct. 104 (Environmental Protection Act and Interstate Highways)
  • Dart Industries, Inc. v. Plunkett Co. of Oklahoma, Inc., 704 F.2d 496 (10th Cir. 1983); (Antitrust)
  • Transource International, Inc. v. Trinity Industries, Inc., 725 F.2d 274 (5th Cir. 1984); (Antitrust and Breach of Contract)
  • Atkinson v. Anadarko Bank and Trust Co., 808 F.2d 438 (5th Cir. 1987); (Civil RICO) cert. denied, 482 U.S. 1032, 107 S. Ct. 3276, (1987)
  • Blount Financial Services, Inc. v. Walter E. Heller & Co., 819 F.2d 151 (6th Cir. 1987); (Antitrust & Civil RICO)
  • Osterneck v. E.T. Barwick Industries, Inc., 825 F.2d 1521 (11th Cir. 1987); 10-b-5 Securities Fraud – sixteen week jury trial; trial counsel for E.T. Barwick Industries, Inc., suit for $60,000,000; not involved with appeal; Osternick v. Ernst & Whinney, 489 U.S.169 (1989)
  • Morgan, et al v. Amarillo National Bank, 699 S.W. 2d 930 (CCA Amarillo 1985) (Usury)
  • C.B. Dodson v. Citizens State Bank of Dalhart, 701 S.W. 2d 89 (CCA Amarillo 1986 (Usury)
  • Rent America, Inc., et al v. Amarillo National Bank, 785 S.W. 2d 190 (CCA Amarillo 1990) (Usury / Secured Transactions)