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Meet the U.S. Attorney


Steven A. Russell
Acting U.S. Attorney


Acting United States Attorney Steven A. Russell is a career prosecutor who began with the Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office in September 1985.  Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s office, Mr. Russell worked in private practice in Kearney, Nebraska and as a Deputy Hall County Attorney in Grand Island, Nebraska.  He received his law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1982. 

In the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Russell served as a line assistant in the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Office until 1996, at which time he became a full-time line assistant in the Criminal Division.  From 2001 - 2003 and 2014 – 2022 Mr. Russell served as the SLC/Branch Office Manager in the Lincoln Office. From May 2021 to April 2022, he was appointed as Chief, Civil Division.  In January 2022 he was appointed as First Assistant United States Attorney.  Under the Vacancy Reform Act, effective May 28, 2022, Mr. Russell now serves as the United States Attorney until a successor is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Dates of Service: 
2022 - Present - Present
Updated June 3, 2022