Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Anne Kelley Russell has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Russell has significant experience providing counsel to business owners, individuals, and families to preserve protect and transfer wealth to the next generation in the most tax efficient manner.  She also advises fiduciaries of estates and trusts on the administration and distribution of assets, the preparation and filing of fiduciary income and estate tax returns, and general estate and trust administration.

She is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law in South Carolina. Russell practices in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Charleston and Atlanta offices.

To qualify for as an ACTEC Fellow, a lawyer must have no less than 10 years' experience in the active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar leadership or legislative activities.

Established in 1949, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers peer-elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence, and experience as trust and estate counselors.