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Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, DUI & DWI, Juvenile, Appeals

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    33 years, 800 cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
    33 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    33 years, 175 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    33 years, 50 cases
  5. Juvenile: 10%
    33 years, 75 cases



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Contact Info

Law Offices of Thomas M Russo

383 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076



Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in NJ, 2012


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Named a Super Lawyer in Criminal LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Certified Criminal Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Municipal ProsecutorTownship of Scotch Plains2007 - 2008
Public DefenderTownship of Scotch Plains2004 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Union County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State vs. J.R.D.Acquitted on DWI charge, guilty only of lesser charges. License suspension reduced to 6 months.
State vs. W. O.Conviction reversed on appeal. Client pled to lesser charge with time served.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
College of William and MaryEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978