Meet Angie Russo
The practice of law means helping the client understand.
Angie Russo’s approach to family law is centered on her concern for a strong community and maintaining a cohesive family structure through adversity. Angie specializes in Collaborative Law and Family Law Mediation. She is dedicated to providing options that minimize conflict and costs, keeping families out of court, and maximizing their financial assets to ensure their futures.
Angie’s client-centered and caring style developed out of her previous experience in the classroom and courtroom. From her pre-graduate work in Harlem, New York City (educating 5th and 6th graders through Teach for America), to her work as a Felony Domestic Violence Deputy District Attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has always strived to ensure the rights of those working with her were protected and their voices were heard.
Angie is committed to educating and supporting clients through the most difficult transition in their lives while providing them with excellent legal representation or mediation services. Angie’s work in a variety of high conflict settings gives her a unique ability to defuse volatile situations and obtain positive results for her clients.
Angie, her husband, Aaron, their young daughter, Juliet, and their dogs, Huck and Bessie love Oregon’s active outdoor and welcoming culture. Although most of her time is spent chasing her toddler around, she loves snow-skiing, water-skiing, running and yoga. Angie also loves to travel, and has been an exchange student in Belgium, France and Argentina.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctorate (2010)
Bank Street College of Education, Masters of Science in Education (2006)
University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Development Studies and French (2004)
Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, Vice President
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Oregon Mediation Association
Clackamas Women Lawyers
Clackamas Bar Association
Women in Finance
Other Notable Training and Experience:
- Advanced Family Law Intern, Clackamas County Resolution Services: Participated in basic mediation training, parenting time and custody training, and domestic relations financial training. Qualified under Chief Justice Order No. 05-028 to be a Court-connected Mediator for advanced domestic relations mediation. Mediated over 100 hours.
- Introductory Collaborative Law Training with J. Mark Weiss
- Basic Mediation Training in Polk County with Ken Braun
- Making your Mediation and/or Collaborative Practice Satisfying and Profitable with Woody Mosten
- Divorce Mediation Training on Mediate.com with Jim Melamed
- Crime Prevention Coordinator, City of Portland: facilitated meetings between police and the community.
- Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney: Felony Domestic Violence Unit prosecuted felony offenders from charging through jury trials. Managed twenty felony Domestic Violence cases in all stages of prosecution.
- Equal Rights Advocates, Legal Intern
- United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, Southern District of New York, Legal Intern
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Legal Full-Time Extern for the Honorable Richard M. Berman
- New York State Division of Human Rights, Legal Intern
- Teach for America Corps Member, 5th and 6th Grade Classroom Teacher in Harlem, New York City.
- Family Law Mediator Panelist for Clear Transitions PDX, ongoing
- Presenter: New Urban High School, Milwaukie, OR - Mediation Training, Spring and Fall 2017
- Pro Bono: St. Andrew’s Legal Clinic, January 2018 - Present
- Mock Trial Coach: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA
- Mentor: DeAnza High School Law Academy, Richmond, CA
- Mentor: Richmond High School Law Academy, Richmond, CA
- Vice President of Operations: Doc to Dock, non-profit that shipped medical supplies to African Hospitals.
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Phone: 503-743-8155 | 5200 SW Meadows Road, Ste 150, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 | FAX: 503-726-5911