Following his nomination by President Trump in June and confirmation by the U.S. Senate late last week, Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Member Russell Coleman was sworn in as the new U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky on Friday.
“Russell has been a true asset to our firm and clients over the past two and a half years,” says FBT Chairman John R. Crockett, III. “His unique background and experience have served us all and we are honored to have had the opportunity to work with him. We appreciate his strong commitment to public service and wish him the very best as he takes on the role of U.S. Attorney.”
Coleman joined FBT and the firm’s public affairs subsidiary, CivicPoint, in February 2015, after a five-year tenure as senior adviser and legal counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell. He has more than a decade’s experience of working both in federal law enforcement and on Capitol Hill. In 2004-2010, he served as an FBI special agent, investigating a broad portfolio of national security, white collar and violent crime matters. He was temporarily assigned to the National Joint Terrorism Task Force and volunteered for a 2007 assignment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Anbar Province, Iraq. He has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including 2014 Congressional Staff Member of the Year by the Kentucky Narcotic Officers Association (KNOA), 2014 Legislative Staff Award by the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), and the FBI Combat Theater Award for his temporary duty assignment in Iraq (2010). Coleman is a Kentucky native and a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky College of Law.