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Laken Shuler

Bradleigh Laken Shuler


Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Civil Litigation


Laken Shuler is a Bristol, Virginia native and proudly represents clients throughout Southwest Virginia as an attorney at Bruce H. Russell, II, P.C. Her practice focuses on criminal defense, estate planning, domestic relations, business law, and civil litigation. 

Laken graduated from East Tennessee State University with her B.S. in Political Science. After college, Laken continued her education and earned her Juris Doctor from Appalachian School of Law, where she excelled both in and out of the classroom. Laken participated in a number of extracurricular actives, made Dean's List, and earned the Book Award in Legal Process II, Advanced Legal Research, and Post-Conviction Relief.

While in law school, Laken spent her summers interning at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia – Abingdon Division. Additionally, Laken worked as an intern for the Criminal Section of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General as part of ASL's Advanced Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Through her experience, Laken developed a thorough understanding of the state and federal criminal justice system, at both the trial and appellate level. 

During law school, Laken also served on the Executive Board for the Appalachian Journal of Law and Moot Court Team. As a moot court participant, Laken won 2nd place in the ASL Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition and the Appellate Advocacy Intraschool Moot Court Competition. She also served as a Senator for the Student Bar Association. As the VBA Committee Chair for SBA, Laken led the ASL team to victory two years in a row in the Annual Legal Food Frenzy competition, an effort that provided meals to families in need across Southwest Virginia. 

Since graduating and passing the bar, Laken has developed a portfolio of diverse clients with a broad range of legal issues. 


  • Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia
    • 2023
  • East Tennessee State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2020
    • Major: Political Science and Government

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2023