Welcome to Russo Law Offices

If you need a criminal defense attorney, make your first call to the Russo Law Offices in Wheaton and Chicago, Illinois. Attorney Richard Russo will personally listen to your concerns and determine how we can best help you.

Put Richard Russo’s Experience to Work for You
Prompt Response Contact Us (630) 690-3636

When you talk to attorney Richard Russo, you will know that you are talking to a lawyer with several years of experience. He also spent several years as a felony criminal prosecutor before entering private practice. He knows how to investigate – an essential skill for the effective handling of criminal charges.

Meet Your Team

Attorney, Rich Russo

phone: (630) 690-3636
fax: (630) 690-5558

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense and Appeals
  • DUI Defense
  • Traffic Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • DCFS Appeals

Bar Admission

Illinois, 2002
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2002
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 1999
Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration


DuPage County Sheriff’s Department, 1999-2001
Illinois Attorney General’s Office, 2001-2002
DuPage County States Attorney’s Office, 2002-2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association (Former Member)
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, DuPage County Chapter

Judge, Rich D. Russo (Retired)

phone: (630) 690-3636
fax: (630) 690-5558

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense and Appeals
  • DUI Defense
  • Traffic Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • DCFS Appeals

Bio and Experience

  • Former Chicago Police Officer
  • Assigned to Patrol and Special Security Details
  • Former Felony Criminal Prosecutor and Trial Attorney
  • Assigned Juvenile Murder Unit and Felony Trial Division
  • Former State Court Judge 18th Judicial Circuit
  • Assigned to the Criminal Division, Domestic Relations and Law Divisions
Admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court
Judge Russo recently returned to private practice after more than twenty years of Government service. He is now accepting retainer in significant litigation matters and also acts as a mentor / consultant for other attorney’s in all types of litigation and trial matters.  During the course of his career he has tried several hundred bench and Jury trials as the lead attorney. As a Trial Court Judge he has presided over hundreds of trials.
Judge Russo brings a unique perspective and experience to the practice of law.  He is one of the few lawyers in the United who has worked as a POLICE OFFICER, PROSECUTOR, TRIAL ATTORNEY AND ULTIMATELY AS A TRIAL COURT JUDGE.  He has had the unique opportunity to view and participate in all aspects of criminal work.

Other highlights from Judge Russo’s career and personal life:

Court Appointed Arbitrator and Instructor – for the 18th Judicial Circuit
Court Appointed Federal Court Chancellor for foreclosure sales
Instituted Annual Cancer Fundraiser as President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers
He continues to support his favorite charities and causes,
     including the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Ann and Robert Lurie’s children’s hospital
Served as School Board Member for St. James Catholic School
Honorary Medical internship from the Dupage Medical Society
Volunteered as Big Brother with Big Brothers of Metropolitan Chicago
Awarded highest accolade in Lawyer peer review rating Martindale-Hubble
Past or present member of various bar Associations:
    American Bar Association
     American Trial Lawyer’s Association
    Illinois State Bar Association
     Dupage County Bar Association
    Justinian Society of Lawyer’s