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Daniel Russo

  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Associations
  • Community Involvement
Professional Experience
  • 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:
  1. Lagnimas vs. Southampton; represented defendants
  2. Travelers Insurance, Bishop vs. Hatch
  3. Current civil client: Mike Lowrie Trucking Tank Lines
  4. Brewster v Grummer et al (first judgement in California holding Attorneys liable for conspiracy with insurance company to defraud insured) 2007
Positions Held
  • 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

Education
  • B.A. Anthropology State University of New York - University Binghamton, NY 1972
  • J.D. John F. Kennedy University, School of Law - Graduate School Walnut Creek, CA 1977
Licenses
  • Admitted to Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, District United States District Court
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, State of California 1985
  • Licensed to practice law in California 2017
Professional Memberships
  • The State Bar of California
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Teaching
  • 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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