About Me

Professional Experience

  • Russell D. Weaver, Attorney at Law
    2000 – Present
  • Morris, Lendais, Hollrah & Snowden • Houston
    Shareholder & Director • 1992-1999
  • Hollrah, Lange & Thoma • Houston
    Partner • 1982-1991
  • Butler, Binion, Rice, Cook & Knapp • Houston
    Associate • 1976-1981


  • University of Houston • JD cum laude • 1976
  • University of Florida • BSEE with Honors • 1971


  • Born • Palestine Texas • 1949
  • Pensacola High School • Pensacola, Florida • Valedictorian • 1967
  • Electronics Engineer • Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory • Pensacola, Florida • 1971-1973
  • Website and web application developer and designer

Practice Areas, Licenses and Certifications

Business Organization and Transactions

Advising and assisting on:
  • Formation of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited and general partnerships, professional and non-profit entities
  • Operations of businesses in accordance with applicable law
  • Business transactions of all types, including purchases and sales, distributorships, joint ventures, licenses, real property transactions, employment agreements, and any other type or form of transaction that can be imagined

Intellectual Property

Advising and assisting on protection and licensing of intellectual property including:
  • Patents
  • Trademarks and Service Marks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets and other Confidential Information
Licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office since 1976

Business and IP Disputes

Providing legal advice and representation directed to efficient resolution of disputes, preferably without litigation, but through litigation where necessary. Licensed to practice before:
  • All Texas state courts since 1976.
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • The United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas and the District of Colorado
Certified mediator.