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Aggressive & Experienced Defense
Why Hire a Criminal Lawyer?
Hit & Run
Three Strikes Prosecutions
Unlawful Search & Seizure
White Collar Crimes
Over 200 criminal jury trials
Over 25 homicide trials
10 major civil jury trials
Over 15 special circumstances jury trials
Appeals and writs to California Courts of Appeal, California Supreme Court and Federal Courts
Testimony as expert on conduct and competence of counsel, Superior Court of Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Lake Counties and San Francisco.
Appointed counsel in Contra Costa, Solano Place and Napa Counties
J.A.M.S. (Expert witness on competence of counsel)
Chapter review for Continuing Education of the Bar Book on Criminal Law and Procedure
Represented Plaintiffs in major litigation:
Lagnimas vs. Southampton; represented defendants
Travelers Insurance, Bishop vs. Hatch
Current civil client: Mike Lowrie Trucking Tank Lines
Brewster v Grummer et al (first judgement in California holding Attorneys liable for conspiracy with insurance company to defraud insured) 2007
Partner: Maas and Russo 2019
Partner: Morton & Russo, LLC 1999 – 2018
Senior Partner: Russo, Weintraub, Bellia & Morton 1979 – 1999
Vice-President: Solano County Bar Association 1985
President: Solano County Bar Association 1986
Member of Board: Solano County Legal Assistance 1983-1985
Member California State Bar Committee on Criminal Specialization 2007-2010
State University of New York
John F. Kennedy University, School of Law
- Graduate School
Walnut Creek, CA
Admitted to Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, District United States District Court
Certified Criminal Law Specialist, State of California
Licensed to practice law in California
The State Bar of California
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law John F. Kennedy School of Law 1983 – 2005
Adjunct Professor of Evidence & Professor of Criminal Procedure (Periodically) 1998 – 2005
Lecturer, Criminal Trial Advocacy
Lecturer, Criminal Procedure and Collateral Consequences - California Legal Secretaries Association
Lecturer, Three Strikes, Napa County and Solano County Bar Associations and Napa County and Solano County Legal Secretaries Associations
Lecturer, Fair Trial and the Media, Napa County and Solano County Bar Associations
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