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David Alexander Russomanno

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.8   24 reviews

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My name is David Alexander Russomanno, and I am an aggressive, relentless and knowledgable criminal defense attorney based in Los Angeles.  I defend my clients in all of the courts in California.  I approach every case, misdemeanor or felony with the same aggressive attitude and, most importantly, experience to provide you with the best possible disposition, such as a dismissal or acquittal. If you or someone close to you has been arrested, it is of the utmost importance that you retain a criminal defense attorney immediately because, among many things, certain rights inherent to a defendant can be waived if you wait too long.

 

I am licensed with the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before all California State courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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ARRO LAW | Criminal Defense Lawyer
655 North Central Avenue, 17th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 91203

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by Ren | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend David services to anyone who needs help
Out of all the lawyers I contacted, David was the only person willing to represent me for my domestic violence restraining order case against my abusive ex. All the others seemed to only represent the defendant, which I thought was very odd given that I am the victim and I really needed help. David responded to me immediately, and upon hearing my situation, went right to work. He was able to get a move-out order from the judge, which I know is rare, and I was able to break free from my ex who refused to leave and get a temporary restraining order against him. My case has been resolved since then and I am happy to say I got everything that I wanted and that I am finally safe. There were a lot of moments where I felt as though my anxiety would kill me, and David was always kind, encouraging, supportive, and helpful. He is an amazing lawyer who cares a lot about his clients and it clearly shows. For those of you who are still on the fence about what to do with an abusive partner, please seek help. A lot of times, people don’t realize they are being abused just because the abuse is not physical. But emotional, psychological, verbal, and financial abuse are all different types of abuse. I called the domestic violence hotline and they told me to call the police. I called the police and they told me to call a lawyer. And I am glad that David is the person I called. :-)
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything I Could Have Asked For
David was incredibly helpful from the get go. You never know what you will find when you come across someone online but I have to say David has exceeded my expectations. Very communicative. Very responsive. He was able to guide the whole process in a way that made me feel like I was in great hands.
Posted by John | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST
High Caliber criminal defense attorney. I hired Mr. Russomanno for a civil and criminal matter involving restraining orders. He never gave up and was always truthful about what the outcome of my situation could be. He was able to accomplish receiving a result that I could live with and allowed me to make that choice. He has a ton of resources abd always answered in concerns I had in a very timely manner. Civil case is still ongoing but I feel confident he will get me results that will he in my favor. Thank you David.
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Posted by Eric | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Counsel Who Does Not Back Down!
AGGRESSIVE, AGGRESSIVE and AGGRESSIVE. Did I mention the word Aggressive? David is one of the most AGGRESSIVE and skilled litigators and attorneys I have had the pleasure to deal with. Just because you are an attorney does not make you a litigator! A litigator is MMA fighter who will do whatever it takes to prevail! David is litigator and will truly fight for you and your family! He understands that charges and restraining orders effect our families and children too. If you are looking for an aggresive fighter then hire David. David has a passion for not only the law but more importanlty his clients. In my particular case we had multiple moving parts and NOT ONCE was the ball dropped. You wont feel like a client with Mr. Russmano insteasd you will feel like a friend. In fact in the beginning I was very high strung and nervous but as each time I had communication with David his calming voice yet strong demeanor is what honestly removed my nervousness. I knew the minute I became his client I became his friend. If you are looking for a friend to fight for you and to prevail at all cost then hire David. Mr. Russmano is one of the most creative out of the box thinkers when it comes to your case. David knows his codes and case law I have personally watched not just my case but many others David has handled and he is personally vested in each and every case. Most importanlty David cares and makes himself availalbe 7 days a week and when he says he will return your call and text he does. My ex-wife is an attorney and I have worked in the legal field in some context spanning my 21 year career. It is rare these days that you find a brillant mind who is more interested in winning then collecting fees. Big fees don’t always mean bright aggressive attorneys like David Russmano. So simply put….you want an aggressive, bright attorney who will treat you like family then hire David.
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Posted by Lacey | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney. I highly recommend him!
I definitely recommend David Russomanno to anyone in need of a great attorney. An individual recently filed a restraining order against me, and in my opinion, this person did so without merit. But of course I was worried and stressed when I was "served", because I certainly did not want a restraining order on my record. I've never been in this situation before, so I didn't know how to handle it. So I went straight to yelp, and I saw all of the fantastic reviews for David Russomanno. He called me back right away, and after explaining my case with him, he clearly and thoroughly spelled out what my options were. His tone over the phone sounded strong and confident, so I felt good in hiring him. So....today was the court date, and guess what? He got my case dismissed! Yay!! David Russomanno is tough, he is diligent, and he is assertive. I can tell he is very driven to help, and very driven to win. And he has the competence to do both. It's good to have someone like him on your side. I would *definitely* recommend him.
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Posted by Nyla | July 22, 2015
OUTSTANDING, PROFESSIONAL & EFFECTIVE !
Mr. Russomanno goes above and beyond, he actually cares and is truly relentless. I would highly recommend Mr. Russomanno to anyone! He's that good. Fortunately, my case was resolved quickly and ended better than I expected. He is an excellent listener, communicator and most importantly you can trust and depend on him. Mr. Russomanno is hands down the single best decision I have made. He saved me and I will always be grateful for a job well done! Thank you, Thank you, Mr. Russomanno.
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Posted by Tomas | April 29, 2015
criminal defense case
I was 19 years old during my arrest and was facing both a misdemeanor and a felony. After searching the net and asking for recommended attorneys ,I contacted Mr. Russomanno and hired his services. I'm glad to say I made the right choice by hiring his service. His persistence to get me the best results in my delicate case managed to reduce the felony to misdemeanor and brought peace to my family's mind. My most sincere appreciation for his passion to help those in need. Need an attorney? Take my advice and place your trust in David Russomanno as I did and would again. Very professional, well mannered and a dedicated attorney providing an honest service that make differences for the better.
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Posted by Onnik H. | April 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Call from David Alexander Russomanno
I had a phone call from Attorney David Alexander Russomanno, very thorough and malicious in his answers and questions, I am considering in contacting him if my present attorney's do not meet my expectations
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2013
The Impossible
I don't even know if I can find the words to do this man justice but I will try.....David saved my life literally and figuratively. I got myself into an impossible situation, so impossible that all the other lawyers told me that I was facing 2 misdemeanor charges, best case scenario due to the fact that I had gotten in trouble for the same offense within a very short period of time. But David took on my case, all odds against me and promised me that he would work his hardest to get me the best outcome. He was completely honest with me through out my whole case and didn't try to sell me a false dream. He constantly told me to pray for and think about the outcome I wanted for my case and those words that he told me every time we spoke got me through those difficult times when I thought my life might be over. I speak of my life being over because I was at risk of loosing my job due to the charges that were being brought against me. But this man did the impossible and got all the charges dropped. So I am happy to say that today I am still employed and able to provide for my son thanks to David's hard work and unrelenting work ethic. So I highly recommend David if you want to win your case not only because he is a great lawyer but he has a beautiful heart and is a real person, very important qualities in a search for a great lawyer!!
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Posted by Aaron | November 4, 2013
Great Attorney!
I got a ticket a while back. When I called David, he was knowledgeable and very responsive. He worked with me over the phone, and we met in person a couple of times. David went to court on my behalf and got everything dismissed. He saved me quite a bit of money and time, while being a pleasure to work with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Posted by Allyson | October 11, 2013
Best legal writing I've ever seen!
I am an English literature professor and so when I tell you that David Russomanno is the best legal writer I have ever encountered, I mean his writing is clear, specific, well-evidenced, powerful, and gets results! In the first few minutes of my initial phone call to David, I knew I had found a lawyer who not only knew the law inside and out, but who also knew how to treat his client with respect and the utmost consideration. We have used David to win two cases because he's just a phenomenal attorney, quick, responsive, experienced, and successful! The first time we hired David was for a personal injury case; my husband was hit from behind while he was stopped at a red light. David was quick-acting and got the other driver to cover not only his medical bills but also pain and suffering. When our former landlord decided to help himself to our security deposit without just cause after my husband and I moved across the country, I knew David was the only call I had to make looking for an attorney to represent us. He wrote one perfectly crafted letter to the landlord, who himself is a lawyer, and David got a phone call in response almost immediately when my landlord had been ignoring me for weeks. I got 100% of my security deposit back and feel completely relieved, newly educated about my rights, and totally empowered. Should I ever need any legal representation again, David Russomanno will be the first and only lawyer I call!
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Posted by Todd | September 15, 2013
My guy in Southern California
I found out about an outstanding warrant for a probation violation issued out of Ventura County from a 2001 DUI case. I had recently applied for a position that required a background check and was quite surprised that this appeared. I drove out from Arizona where I live and surrendered myself.....they actually put me in jail right then! I bailed out and contracted David. David had been referred to me from another attorney who I had met prior to my court appearance. David handled everything! The probation office was requesting 2 months ( I had another DUI while on the original probation, and missed my last DUI class). David was able to get me 13 days and I am able to serve that time in 4 months when it works with my schedule.....a far cry from the original 60 days the D.A was putting on the table. A few things stand out in David's representation. We did this all over the phone and email as I live in Arizona. I still have never met David. When I called David, he always called me back..... within the hour if he was not in court and emails were returned promptly. David always told me like it was.....never "sugarcoated" things. His attorney fee's were reasonable, if not on the lower side of the spectrum for L.A. I'm sure I will never have to use his services again....but I know if I need a guy on my side in Southern California to represent me.....David is who I would go too ....hands down.
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Posted by Ken Reulein | September 10, 2013
David is an excellent Attorney who I would recommend to any one for any lagal issue etc etc no matter what it is
David is an excellent Attorney who truly cares about people ......He did an excellent job representing me and I would definitely recommend any one for any reason to David ...He cares.......He is as good or better than even the best of the best out there no matter who they are or might even be as far as any Attornys' go in my opinion ........I highly recommend David Russomanno for any and all of your legal issues .......no matter what they are or what they might become .......Ken
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Posted by Alvin I. | May 9, 2013
Exceptional Professional Legal Performance and Service
Atty. Russomano delivered his services in all aspects with utmost professionalism! He was with you on every step and always kept me well informed about my case. I felt very assured that my case succeeds. I highly recommend him !
Posted by Anthony | March 6, 2013
One of the best lawers in the business
David was very professional and easy to work my (2) traffic tickets, speeding and tinted windows were dismissed. WOW what more can I say!
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2013
Domestic Violence Victim
David walked me through an extremely difficult proceeding and went the extra mile to guide me through the process -- including understanding Marcy's Law and how to protect my rights as a victim and what I wanted to do with my future... he is an excellent attorney as well as a caring person that will do everything in his power to ensure your needs are met. He took the time to talk with me about managing the stress and emotional roller coaster the case took on me while assisting me in reminding me how to take care of myself to be able to have a future while having so many legal problems and emotional reactions as a victim of domestic violence. David is a very caring concerned and honorable lawyer.
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Posted by Irma | February 28, 2013
A Very Satisfied Client
Mr.Russomanno was a blessing. He was a pleasure to work with. He walked me through every step of my case. He kept me well informed and made absolutely sure i understood everything that was going on. He went over and beyond to give me the best representation he could give. He showed he cared. He never refused a call from me even if he was in court with another client. I was financially in a bind at the time I hired him and he was more then willing to work with me. Again I can't thank him enough. He was very professional and polite and extremely hands on. i would recommend him in a heartbeat . Like i said in the begining he was a true blessing. I wish him nothing but success in his bright future he deserves it.
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Posted by may | September 14, 2012
David saved my life
David Russomanno is a great lawyer. My case was hopeless and David stepped up and got great deal which helped me keep my job and dismissed my criminal charge. I could not be happier and don't know what I can do to show my thanks to him. He took the time to understand the details and presented them really well to the DA (the best letter I ever saw is the letter David send to DA for me). He showed concern and kindness during this awful time, and was very responsive. His fees are very reasonable and the best investment I have made in my life. I now have a second chance in my life because of David.
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Posted by Adam | September 13, 2012
Awesome Attorney
Incredible, I was on vacation in Glendale, Ca. and found Mr. Russomanno on the spur of the moment. He took time out of his busy schedule to meet with me in person and discuss our needs for a criminal defense attorney. He was very professional in manner and after speaking with him, he made us feel at ease. He was up front and honest on what to expect and made himself available to answer any questions, even on the weekend. He did not miss a beat; we got great results and had the best outcome for the circumstances. All and all it was an excellent and positive experience. I am so happy we found him when we did. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone; he is truly a people’s advocate. Thank you Mr. Russomanno
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Posted by Al | September 8, 2012
David Russomano is a great attorney.
David Russomano is a great attorney,and I am very happy that I know him.He did fantastic job with my case.He could stepped up,and got a great deal.He is extreamly knowledgeable,professional, intelligent ,and he takes the time to understand the details.He is always ready to answer to your questions,and he always answers to your phone calls as soon as possible. He showed concern and he was very responsive during the lawful time.I like to say thank you very much to David because he took all my worries and he could got a great deal.He is not only professional in his job,but also he is a kind human being. Meanwhile, the prices that he charges are very reasonable as well.I highly recommend him.At the end I would like to say thank you David for your help and I wish you the best in your business and your personal life.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Arro Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Liu Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Volunteer
  • Innocence Matters
  • 2010 - 2011
  • General Counsel
  • ADSPA, LLC
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Executor & Trustee
  • AW Living Trust
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Assistant to the Director of Forensics
  • UCLA Forensic Department
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • Moorpark College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • People v. JC
  • Not Guilty on all counts
  • People v. KB
  • Hung Jury on all counts (resulting in a mistrial)
  • People v. MS
  • During trial all charges were dismissed by the People.
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Associations

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Innocence Project
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Southwestern Law School Alumni
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • CALI Award Winners
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2014
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2012
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Legal Profession
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 2006
  • Top Speaker -- Parliamentary Debate
  • UCLA - Pt. Loma 2000 Sunset Cliffs Classic
  • 1999
  • Quarterfinalist -- Parliamentary Debate
  • UCLA - Pt. Loma 2000 Sunset Cliffs Classic
  • 1999
  • Outstanding Delegate General Assembly
  • Moorpark College -- WESTMUN VI Model United Nations
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Forensics
  • Persuasive Argument
  • 2001
  • Forensics
  • Effective Public Speaking
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (28)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"What more is there to say about Russomanno? He's a consummate professional, knows the law in-and-out, and works tirelessly on his clients behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an outstanding attorney who fights hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Other
"David is an outstanding lawyer who will fight for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a fighter, eager to go an extra mile for you. He has got all it takes to win your case and get the best possible disposition for you. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney David Russomanno is an intelligent and hard-working lawyer that advocates with professionalism and integrity. He aggressively fights for his clients and demands justice for them. I highly endorse his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a professional, hard working, and capable attorney. I do not hesitate to refer my clients and friends to him for criminal matters. I highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Russomanno is attentive, caring and very knowledgeable. I endorse him because he is a zealous fighter, a devoted attorney to his clients and diligent man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Russomanno is a passionate and dedicated attorney and a true advocate for his clients. He is determined to resolve his cases favorably and uniquely capable of crafting creative solutions to serious problems. I endorse this lawyer and highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowing David to be smart, personable, skilled at criminal defense, committed to excellence in our craft and technologically adept, I endorse him without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Russomanno is a stellar criminal defense attorney, providing legal services of the highest quality to his clients. He is truly dedicated to helping those in need, and has the utmost diligence in his work. I am happy to know David, and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In speaking with David about his practice, he has demonstrated a great enthusiasm to help his clients. He regards each success in defending his clients in matters both small and large as more than just his job, but a source of personal satisfaction. As a fellow attorney, even in a different practice area, David has been helpful to me on a professional level to offer encouragement and advice on how to make my own practice more effective. He is professional, responsive and has a proactive attitude that is an asset to both his colleagues and clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"David is an enthusiastic and intelligent lawyer. He goes out of his way to serve his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. He exudes a strong sense of professionalism and confidence. David thoroughly represents his clients through his commitment and attention to detail. I often seek David's advice when I am faced with a criminal law question. I highly recommend this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known David for over 2 years. He is tireless in his pursuit of excellence as a trial lawyer. He stops at nothing to find a way to advance his client's case within the bounds of the law. David combines an unparallelled skill and knowledge of the law with an equally zealous commitment to service, making client satisfaction at all levels a top priority. There is no question that David is a true professional in everything he does. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Other
"David is an excellent and thorough criminal defense attorney. He also is quite knowledgeable. Indeed, I have often sought his expertise on my own cases and he has never failed to impress. A great lawyer and man of integrity."
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