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J. Russell Fentress

J. Russell Fentress, IV


Attorney at Law

Virginia State Bar, October, 1987
North Carolina State Bar, July 2001

Admitted to Practice:

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Years in Active Practice:

Areas of Legal Practice:
Social Security Disability Law
Personal Injury Law
Veterans Disability Claims

High School:
Kempsville High School
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Class of 1980

University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Class of 1984

Law School:
University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, Maryland
Juris Doctor
Class of 1987

Professional Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
North Carolina State Bar
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member, 1st District Bar Association of North Carolina.
National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
North Carolina Bar Association

Professional Biography:
Russ Fentress began his legal career in 1987, representing injured victims of personal injury accidents. In 1994 he joined with John Goss to form the firm now known as Goss & Fentress, and at that time began representing disability claimants in Social Security Administrative courts in Virginia and North Carolina, and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. After he became licensed to practice law in North Carolina, the firms practice expanded to include representing accident victims in that state as well. He continues to represent disability claimants, injured accident victims and disabled veterans.

Russ Fentress takes great pride as a lawyer in being able to help people fight the giant insurance companies and fight through the federal government’s red tape. His passion is winning benefits & monetary awards that fairly compensate his clients for what they rightfully deserve.