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John Otis Russo

John Otis Russo

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, General Practice

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About Me

My background is in the emergency services. I have been a firefighter/emt, wildland firefighter, deputy fire marshal and deputy sheriff. After being injured in the line of duty I went to law school and became an attorney. I was an assistant prosecuting attorney for five years and I am now a criminal defense attorney. I am licensed in both Arkansas and Missouri.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Divorce & Separation: 55%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. General Practice: 10%
    10 years, 500 cases



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Russo Law Firm, LLC

497 Harlin Drive, Suite 4
P.O. Box 94
Gainesville, MO, 65655


ARAuthorized to practice200506/26/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200501/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Criminal Justice GraduateMissouri Southern State University2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Village AttorneyVillage of Theodosia, Missouri2014 - Present
City AttorneyCity of Bakersfield, Missouri2014 - Present
Part-Time Public DefenderArkansas Public Defender2006 - Present
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyOzark County Prosecuting Attorney2005 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arkansas Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Missouri BarAttorney Member2005 - Present
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univeristy of ArkansasLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Missouri Southern State UniversityCriminal Justice AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Missouri State UniversityLaw EnforcementAssociate of Science2002