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Advice You Can Trust... 

When you visit our office, I take the time to thoroughly explain the law and your various options.  A good attorney-client working relationship is a critical step to effectively address the criminal charge that you are facing.


An Attorney You Can Count On...

When it comes to selecting a DUI lawyer or criminal defense attorney in St. Petersburg or Clearwater, you should only do so after thoroughly investigating the lawyer's complete background and experience. In this spirit, I invite you to use the links below to learn more about the criminal charges you may be facing and to further discover the possible solutions that may be avilable:


 Felony Charges    Misdemeanor Charges    DUI / Drunk Driving
Domestic Violence     Violations of Probation     Possible Solutions

Initial consultations at our office are always free.

The expensive of hiring a highly experienced attorney may be less than you think.


Frank Russo 

Attorney at Law

The Law Offices of Russo & Russo, P.A.

DUI & Criminal Defense

(727) 578-0303

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Blake Marcus DUI and DWI Attorney
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    I endorse Frank. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Russo & Russo, P.A.

9721 Executive Center Drive North
Suite 120
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33702-2470

Russo & Russo, P.A.

Ulmerton Road & 58th Street North
The Summit Buiding
Clearwater, FL, 33760



FLMember in Good Standing198506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Tampa Bay's Top LawyersTampa Bay Magazine2010
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers - Criminal Trial PracticeMartindale-Hubbell/LexisNexis2008
Legal Elite Award - Florida Trend Magazine - "Legal Leaders"Florida Trend Magazine2004
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell - The Highest Attorney RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
Certified to Administer Standardized Field Sobriety TestingNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration1999
Leading Florida AttorneyAmerican Research Corporation1998
Certified to Operate Intoxilyzer Breath Test InstrumentAmerican Legal Education1998
Editor's Pick Award - DUI Pro SoftwareZDNet - Publishers of PC Magazine1998
American Jurisprudence AwardThe Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Committee MemberNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration DUI Gold Standards Committee2005 - Present
PresidentMeta Progress Corp. - Makers of DUI Pro Software1998 - Present
President/Senior PartnerRusso & Russo, P.A. DUI & Criminal Defense1986 - Present
ProsecutorPinellas County State Attorney's Office1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Drug Court ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
Supreme Court of the United StatesMember1998 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. Peter KliewerAmicus Curiae brief achieved desired result
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Association of Drug Court ProfessionalsGeneric Oxycontin Likely to Fuel Pain Pill Addiction Epidemic2012
Florida Association of Drug Court ProfessionalsPrescription Database Monitoring Program Heats Up2012
Gulfport Business ReviewDriven Lawyer2003
Tampa Bay Business Journal Special ReportThe Business of Law1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Masters of DUI - Florida BarDUI DefenseCont. Education1999
National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law SchoolDUI DefenseCert. of Achievement1997
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of South FloridaBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Justice ForumDrug Court & The Pinellas County Criminal Justice Process2009
Probation Sentences, Supervision, and ComplianceFlorida Criminal Sentencing Issues2008
Pinellas County Ignition Interlock SymposiumDUI Legislation and Ignition Interlock Devices in Florida2004
Fox News Interview on DUI Ignition InterlocksDUI Ignition Interlocks2004
Criminal Justice Forum Radio ShowFlorida Criminal Law2001
Seminar on DUI Field Sobriety Testing and AdministrationDUI Field Sobriety Testing and Administration1999