Russell M. Racine practices litigation in the areas of professional negligence, intellectual property, aviation, and insurance. He has represented a broad range of clients from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. His background and experience allows him to strategically represent and advise his clients in all aspects of litigation, including how to avoid litigation. Russ has represented clients in multiple jurisdictions including Federal and state courts in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, California, and Texas.  He has also represented businesses in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in Internet domain disputes before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Russ also defends real estate agents, brokers, attorneys, contractors, construction companies, logging companies, and other professionals accused of negligence. Russ has successfully* represented numerous real estate clients in cases involving undisclosed structural issues, water intrusions, and improper disclosure statements. Russ has also successfully* represented attorneys accused of professional malpractice.

In addition to litigation, Russ assists his clients with obtaining, protecting, and enforcing intellectual property rights. Russ represents clients seeking to obtain patents and trademark registrations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and internationally through the Patent Cooperation Treaty.  He has assisted clients in numerous areas of art including chemical, mechanical, pharmaceutical, automotive, water purification, industrial, and medical devices. As an integral part of representation, Russ counsels his clients regarding the best strategies to protect, maintain, and enforce their intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

*Cases or matters referenced do not represent the attorney’s entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results. 


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CSH Law Attorneys Participate in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

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Six attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) participated in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 10th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 3. The statewide event is sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).… Read More

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Russ Racine to Present at NCRMA TAP Talks

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Russ Racine, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will serve as a featured speaker at the Raleigh and Charlotte editions of TAP Talks. TAP Talks is an event sponsored by the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association. … Read More

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Russ Racine to Speak at NCRMA TAP Talk

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Russ Racine, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will be a featured speaker at the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association Retail TAP Talk. The seminars offer information for retail businesses from marketing, legal and insurance perspectives. Russ will discuss “Intellectual Property Issues for Retail Businesses.”… Read More

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CSH Law Attorneys Participate in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

Eight attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) participated in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 9th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 4. The statewide event is sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).… Read More