Staff

Avis Marie Russell, Esq. – General Counsel
Erica N. Wright, Esq. – Assistant General Counsel
Thomas E. Redmond, Esq. – Assistant General Counsel
Taylor T. Garrett, B.S. – Administrative Assistant


Avis Marie Russell

Avis Russell is the General Counsel for the University of the District of Columbia.  An experienced litigator and transactional attorney, Ms. Russell was appointed General Counsel at the University in March 2020.  She is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. She is admitted for practice in the District of Columbia and Louisiana.

Erica N. Wright

Erica N, Wright joined the Office of the General Counsel in November 2019 as Assistant General Counsel.  Ms. Wright is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements for the procurement of goods, services, technology, and other legal documents for the University.  She obtained her  J.D. from the University of Miami and her BA cum laude from Spelman College.  She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia and the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida.

Thomas E. Redmond

Thomas E. Redmond joined the Office of the General Counsel in September 2019. His work focuses on administrative law, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), student affairs and athletics. Previously, he served as the University’s Director of State and Local Affairs. Mr. Redmond holds a BA degree from the University of Mississippi, J.D. from Howard University School of Law and  LL.M from Harvard Law School. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Texas.

Taylor T. Garrett

Taylor T. Garrett joined the Office of General Counsel in October 2020 as an Administrative Assistant. Her responsibilities include clerical duties for the office, invoice, and file retention processing. Previously, Ms. Garrett served in the Office of the President as an Administrative Assistant. She received a BS in Political Science from Howard University.

Office of The General Counsel

Office Location
Building 39, Room 301 R
p | 202.274.5400

f | 202.274.5320

Avis Marie Russell, Esq.
General Counsel
avis.russell@udc.edu

Erica Wright, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel
erica.wright1@udc.edu

Thomas Redmond, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel
tredmond@udc.edu

Taylor T. Garrett
Administrative Assistant
taylor.garrett@udc.edu