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Royce specializes in Criminal Defense, False Arrest/Police Brutality (1983 Civil Rights Violations), Immigration, Contracts, Employment Law and Trademark Litigation.  At Emdin & Russell, LLP, he has represented individuals on a variety of matters in Federal and State Court from Criminal Investigations, to Trials.  He has also represented victims of Police Brutality/False Arrest (1983 Civil Rights Violations).

Royce’s expertise in Immigration law has allowed for him to serve as a consultant for his colleagues on criminal matters with immigration consequences. From Naturalization, Adjustment of Status to Removal/Deportation proceedings he has litigated immigration cases in Federal and various State courts. Minimizing his clients' exposure to risk in criminal and immigration matters is of most concern.

As the Co-Founder and General Counsel of a women’s sports apparel company, Royce developed his corporate skill set while drafting and negotiating employment, licensing and endorsement contracts. Working with Slam Magazine, Spaulding, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and Athletes in joint ventures concerning product placement and marketing, Royce is conscious not to over protect his clients, thus protecting them out of a smart business opportunity.  In addition to the above, Royce managed all Trademark matters to completion.

For almost a decade he has litigated Discrimination-Wrongful Termination, (Title VII) cases, while serving as a Mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, (FINRA), presiding over Security matters stemming from Broker Misconduct, Insider Trading to Wrongful Termination and Breach of Contract. Serving as an Arbitrator and Mediator has enhanced Royce’s development in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution as a valuable option to litigation.

Royce Russell is a graduate of Fordham University and Hofstra University School of Law; he began his practice as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County under the first African-American District Attorney, Robert Johnson. He subsequently served as a District Trial Counsel for the Department of Justice-Homeland Security-Immigration Division, and as General Counsel for Ballgirl Athletics Inc., a women's sports apparel company. Royce is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Royce has lectured for the National Bar Association at its yearly convention as well as throughout the Tri-State Area, (NY, NJ, CONN.), on the subject of False Arrest and Immigration.

Royce served as the co-host of Legally Speaking, which aired on WWRL 1600 am, as well as a Legal Analyst for Tru TV, Fox News and Hot 97’s Street Soldiers.

However, Royce’s pride and joy was the creation of a mentoring program named “ Hoop Brothers” which combined academics and athletics to assist the academic development of at risk high school students. He continues to contribute to his community by way of being involved with Young Athlete Inc., an after school program in Bronx County, serving Public School students.

Royce believes that with the proper legal information, the education of the client is inevitable and therefore, the client can then make educated choice, no matter how hard the choice.


Mr. Jeffrey L. Emdin graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1986. After graduation he was hired as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. As an ADA, Mr. Emdin quickly rose to the ranks to become one of the youngest attorney's in the "Violent Felony Crime Unit", where he tried dozens of cases involving manslaughter, robbery, assault and other violent offenses.

Mr. Emdin left the BXDA's office and entered the field of private practice, quickly earning a reputation as a "Fierce Litigator and Zealous Advocator", in both the civil and criminal arena. After winning multi-million dollar cases against "The City of New York", Mr. Emdin was soon being hired/consulted with cases from other States involving "Police Brutality and Civil Rights".

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association- Criminal and Family Divisions.

His expertise has afforded him the opportunity to serve as a commentator on Court TV as a panelist, discussing "Megan's Law".