Russell graduated from Elmhurst College, in the Chicago Metro area, where he studied to be a jazz musician and music theory professor. Then, Russell graduated from The John Marshall Law school with a J.D. and became licensed to practice in Illinois. Russell also received a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property for his advanced study of Trademark and Copyright law. Russell then opened The Kinsey Law Office, a boutique law firm designed to work with small business owners who often go unrepresented. The Kinsey Law Office now provides services in the areas of corporate law (business entity formation and business contracts), trademarks and franchising.