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Russell M. Coleman
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Russell M. Coleman was nominated for the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky on July 19th, 2017, by President Donald Trump. On September 22nd, 2017, he was sworn-in as United States Attorney after confirmation of the U.S. Senate through voice vote. Russell M. Coleman is the chief officer for federal law enforcement in Kentucky’s Western District. This District includes around 53 counties with a population of approximately 2.2 million people. Besides, this District encompasses two military installations, and four federal judicial divisions with courthouses in Louisville, Paducah, Bowling Green, and Owensboro.
- S. Attorney, (2017 to Present) U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky
- Member, (2015-2017) Frost Brown Todd LLC
- Counsel, (2010-2015) U.S. Senate
As U.S. Attorneys, Mr. Coleman is entitled to prosecute federal crimes in Kentucky’s Western District. In particular, the crimes that include offenses like child exploitation, health care fraud, financial fraud, violent crime, public corruption, human trafficking, narcotics, and terrorism. Besides, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is responsible for defending the U.S. in its civil lawsuits. It also searches ways to recover assets from crimes perpetrated against the country. Moreover, the Office serves to protect the District in coordination with state, federal, and local law enforcement entities. Additionally, the Office defends taxpayer resources by helping the U.S. Government in its civil cases.
Russell M. Coleman is aimed at alleviating violent crimes and specifically narcotics’ trafficking that is afflicting Louisville and the entire District. Besides, Mr. Coleman intends to ensure that federal law enforcement is an associated partner to help protect all 53 countries in Kentucky’s Western District.
After becoming U.S. Attorney, Coleman said:
‘I feel privileged to be appointed as U.S. Attorney to serve the Western District of Kentucky alongside competent and dedicated professionals.’
He further added:
‘I will use every best possible statutory tool available in our toolkit to assist our law enforcement partners in fighting against drug abuse and murder crimes that are prevalent in our city.’
Lately, Mr. Coleman was in private practice at Frost Brown Todd (a law firm in Louisville). Besides, in Oldham County, he served as a volunteer Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Coleman’s Role in the FBI
Previously, Coleman was serving in different Bureau offices as an FBI special agent. He investigated various portfolios of white-collar, national security, as well as matters of violent crimes. Later, at the Department of Justice, Coleman has also served as Briefing Coordinator to 2 U.S. Attorneys General. He also performed temporary duty assignments in Iraq and Anbar province. Also, he worked as Legal Counsel to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. In that capacity, he attempted to expand the federal HIDTA Program (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) to include Nelson and Hardin Counties. He spent almost five years in the Office of Senator McConnell.
With regard to the personal life of Mr. Coleman, he was brought up in rural Western Kentucky. He was raised in Daviess, Graves, and Logan Counties. He was graduated from Logan County High School. Coleman earned his bachelor’s degree in 1998 from the University of Kentucky.
Russell M. Coleman received his both bachelor and Juris Doctor (J.D) degree from the University of Kentucky.
Russell M. Coleman – Western District of Kentucky
Louisville Main Office of U.S. Attorney
Phone: (502) 582-5911
Fax: (502) 582-5097
Address: 717 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Paducah Branch Office
Phone: (270) 442-7104
Fax: (270) 444-6794
Address: 501 Broadway, Room 29, Paducah, KY 42001
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Updated: June 15, 2020