Mary Bostwick Russell


200 East Saint Julian Street
PO Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412-0048

Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Mary Bostwick Russell is an associate in HunterMaclean’s Savannah office, where she focuses her practice on immigration law and business transactions. As part of her immigration practice, Mary assists clients in obtaining various temporary work visas, such as H-1Bs, E-2s, O-1s, and L-1As. She also facilitates the process of clients sponsoring their employees for immigrant visas, such as National Interest Waivers and PERMs. In addition to employment-based visas, Mary also frequently assists clients in obtaining family-based permanent residency.

Mary earned her B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 2015 and her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law in 2018. During law school, Mary completed internships with the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society-Senior Citizens Law Project, and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman in Atlanta, Georgia. She also served as a graduate research assistant for the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation and a summer research assistant in the office of Judge Chris McFadden of the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Mary is a native of Savannah. While in undergraduate and law school, she volunteered with the American Red Cross.


Representative Engagements

  • Represented hospitals and physicians in “Interested Government Agency/Conrad State 30” and Appalachian Regional Commission J-1 visa waiver requests, which require the review and approval of (1) the Georgia Department of Community Health/State Office of Rural Health, (2) the U.S. State Department, and (3) the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Represented a South Africa-based employer in obtaining an L-1A visa for its executive employee to allow him to work at its U.S. location; ultimately transitioned the temporary L-1A visa into permanent residency.
  • Served as immigration counsel for international music festival.
  • Represented the sellers and founders in the sale of a cold chain logistics business (storage of human tissue, test samples, and vaccines) to a public company headquartered in the Northwest.
  • Assisted in representation of sellers and founders in the sale of a technology development company with offices in the United States and multiple countries abroad.

Community Work

  • University of Georgia: Alumni Mentor Program
  • American Red Cross
  • Daughters of Ireland: Board of Directors, 2020-2022



Georgia State University College of Law: J.D., 2018
University of Georgia: B.A., Political Science, 2015


  • Leadership Savannah: Class of 2023
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Savannah Chapter: Board of Directors, 2019-2023; Communications Chair, 2019-2020; President, 2020-2022
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Licensed In




Legal Considerations in the Early Stages of Forming a Business
Presented at the Creative Coast’s Idea Accelerator Bootcamp in March 2020, March 2021, and March 2022.