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G. Russell “Rusty” Boleman, III

Russell “Rusty” Boleman III, Chairman of Boleman Law Firm, P.C. and his wife, Gayle have enjoyed almost fifty years of marriage and working together. Their early days were spent in Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin and finally Texas, where Rusty worked as a technical recruiter in the oil industry. Then, suddenly, the American oil industry collapsed with low oil prices. Rusty and Gayle, along with thousands of American oil workers, experienced loss of jobs and income.

As Boleman Law clients know all too well, during a financial crisis, bad things can happen to anyone. The poor treatment Rusty and Gayle received as they sought solutions to financial problems led them to believe that there was a need for a change in bankruptcy law practice.  At age 40, those experiences led Rusty to law school in Richmond -much later in life than most of his law school colleagues.  He worked all through law school with Gayle at his side.  After graduation, they founded Boleman Law Firm in 1991 with the goal of treating everyone who came to them seeking help with respect and dignity, while providing excellence in customer service and legal advice.

Rusty’s strong commitment to legal knowledge, ethics and community service has made him one of Virginia’s leading lawyers, Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell and a Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2017 Virginia Leader in the Law. Almost 30 years later, the firm that bears his name has helped almost 110,000 Virginians regain their financial health. The 13 lawyers and 30 staff members carry on the traditions of excellence and compassion as they provide assistance to over 10,000 folks each year.

Rusty and Gayle are proud parents of one daughter and grandparents of two grandchildren.  They and their two cats are now enjoying semi-retirement and spending time with their family. But, no matter where they are, they are never far from their other family, the lawyers and staff who strive every day to make Boleman Law Firm a safe and happy place for both clients and employees.



  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Juris Doctor, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • Law of the European Economic Community, Cambridge University, England


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Sponsorships

  • Past Chairman, Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Dean’s Advisory Board, T.C. Williams School of Law
  • Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
  • Virginia Poverty Law Center, Board Member
  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME)
  • Virginia Housing Development Authority
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC)
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • National Consumer Law Center

Professional Recognitions and Offices

  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in the Law, Class of 2017
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • “Legal Elite,” Virginia Business
  • “Super Lawyers,” Richmond Magazine
  • Past adjunct professor, School of Business, University of Richmond
  • Past adjunct professor, T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond

Speaking Engagements and Authorships

  • Virginia Continuing Legal Education
  • West Publishing
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond
  • Regent University School of Law

Articles Authored by G. Russell “Rusty” Boleman, III


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