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Russell (Rusty) E. Hinds

Mr. Hinds concentrates his practice in the area of business and tax, with an emphasis in health benefits, employee benefits, ERISA, estate planning, transactional matters, and business and corporate planning.

Mr. Hinds is a member of the Alabama State Bar; State Bar of Georgia (Chairperson, Taxation Section, 1992-1993); President, Columbus Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Hinds was Associate Justice, Cumberland Moot Court Board, 1980-1981; Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review, 1979-1981; Author: “Gender-Based Discrimination in the Alabama Probate Laws” Cum. L. Rev. 671, 1980-1981; Co-author, “Can You protect Retirement Benefits from Creditors’ Claims?” 2 The Practical Tax Lawyer 31, Spring 1988; Co-author, “Retirement Benefits: Protection from Creditors’ Claims” Georgia State Bar Journal; Co-author, “Federal Taxation – Eleventh Circuit Surveys” 53 Mercer Law Review 1457 (2001)

After graduating from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Accounting, Mr. Hinds attended Cumberland School of Law of Samford University where he obtained his Juris Doctor. He then graduated from the University of Florida with an L.L.M. in taxation.



  • University of Alabama (B.S., Accounting Honors, 1978)
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., 1981)
  • University of Florida (L.L.M. Taxation, 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Professional Activities

  • Alabama State Bar
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Columbus Bar Association (Past President)
  • Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia Trend Magazine, Legal Elite (Taxes, Estates, Trusts)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Taxation Section, Past Chair Person)

Civic Activities

  • American Diabetes Foundation, Columbus Georgia Chapter (Past President)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Columbus and Phenix City (Past President); Endowment Foundation (Board); Helping Hand Award
  • Columbus Bar Association: 2008 Eleemosynary Pro Bono Award
  • Leadership Columbus (Columbus Chamber of Commerce)
  • Muscogee County/Russell County, Alabama Alumni Association (Past President)
  • University of Alabama National Alumni Association (Regional Vice President)

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