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During my career as an attorney I have focused on the representation of businesses and helping businesses to advance their business objectives while at the same time avoiding litigation and complying with applicable laws and regulations.   

Previous to joining the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. in 2013, I held positions with several law firms (both large and small), the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (Antitrust Division), and Sprint Corporation. As a former in house counsel and business owner, I am well aware of the many challenges facing businesses in today's global environment. As a result, my legal advice tends to be pragmatic and focused on achieving the desired result in a cost-effective manner. I am an active member of numerous Bar Associations, including the American, Pennsylvania, Dauphin and Cumberland County Bars. I have won awards as the Legal Intelligencer's Women of Distinction (2010) and Harrisburg Magazine's Simply the Best (2008 & 2009). I have lectured and presented educational seminars on many diverse topics, including the attorney/client privilege, alternative fee arrangements, formation and documenation of limited liability companies, choosing the best legal entity, life balance considerations, technology and quality of life, avoiding sexual harassment and antirust do's and dont's. 

My practice focuses on the representation of busnesses, which includes but is not limited to:

-Business needs - including new business formation, sales and acquisitions, commercial real estate (sales and leases), financing/refinancing, general contract matters, employment (including PHRC and EEOC), insurance and regulatory compliance. I also help the owners of closely held businesses to plan their estates to provide both for their families and the successful transition of their business by appropriate succession planning.   
-Commercial litigation - antitrust, breach of contract, easements, rights of way, land use and zoning, environmental litigation, civil RICO, and employment (including non-competition/non-disclosure agreements related to both transactions and employment).
-Telecommunications - representation of clients before both the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 60%
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Telecommunications: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennifer L. Spears Brenize

    Kathleen is dedicated, knowledgeable, practical, and a zealous advocate for her clients.


    Jennifer Spears Brenize Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Peter Russo

    Kathleen is a true advocate for her clients and is willing to fight the "ordinary" fight but also possesses the qualities necessary to see angles needed when the fight becomes extraordinary.


    Peter Russo Business Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.

5006 East Trindle Road
Suite 203
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Women of DistinctionLegal Intelligencer2010
Simply the Best Family Law AttorneyHarrisburg Magazine2009
SimplyThe BestHarrisburg Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Peter J Russo PC2015 - Present
Chief Operating OfficeDaley Zucker Meilton Miner & Gingrich2004 - 2013
Contract MemberEckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC1999 - 2004
Senior AssociateManta & Welge1995 - 1999
Associate CounselSprint/United Telephone1986 - 1995
Deputy Attorney GeneralPennsylvania Office of Attorney General1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationmemberN/A
Dauphin County Bar AssociationmemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
M.A.T v. G.S.T., 2010 Pa. Super. 8, 989 A.2d 11, 2010 PA Super LEXIS 13Order of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas granting primary physical custody to Father reversed and shared legal and physical custody of child awarded to both parents
Erdman v. Nationwide, 582 F.3d 300 (3rd Cir. 2009)Case remanded to District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Elizabethtown CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women in the Profession BreakfastToolkit for Parental Caregivers-Lessons Learned from the School of Hard Knocks2014
In House/Outside Counsel SummitTechnology and Your Quality of Life2014
Elder Law InstituteTechnology and Your Quality of Life2014
CLELLC Forms and Documents2014
Women in the Professional BreakfastBalancing Act2013
CLEChoice of Entity2013