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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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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 practice200508/29/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200501/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

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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