Meet Angie Russo
The practice of law means helping the client understand.
Angie brings her caring, calm, and direct style to her Collaborative Law and Family Law Mediation practice. As as a child of divorce, Angie is passionate about providing amicable divorce resolution services that focus on minimizing conflict, maintaining important relationships, and preserving each party’s assets. Angie has seen first-hand the lingering impact of a contentious process and knows how an out-of-court resolution can positively impact a family for generations.
Angie’s award-winning style is the product of Angie’s unique training and background – as a former public school teacher, and as a former District Attorney specializing in Domestic Violence cases. She utilizes her years of teaching experience (and her Master’s Degree in Education) to help clients focus on the developmental needs of their children. Her previous experience as a Domestic Violence Deputy District Attorney enables her to understand high conflict dynamics and defuse volatile relationship situations, and she is committed to educating and supporting clients through the most difficult transition of their lives.
Angie and her husband, Aaron, have two young daughters and spend most of their spare time chasing their toddlers around. When Angie gets a chance, she loves hiking, snow-skiing, kayaking, cycling, running and yoga or simply sitting on her deck with a cup of coffee and a good book.
Court-Connected Mediator – Satisfy your Mandatory Mediation Requirement with Angie
Angie is a Court-Connected Mediator in Multnomah and Columbia Counties. A court-connected mediator is someone who meets the standards set forth in Chief Just Order No. 05-028 and has been approved by a judge to handle family law mediation cases, including, but not limited to, child custody, parenting time, spousal support, and property division. You can fulfill your mandatory mediation requirement using Angie’s mediation services. Learn more about programs and services offered by Multnomah County Circuit Court.
A divorce is so much more than a legal process. It is about ending one life and beginning another ~ gaining a new center of balance and making it work emotionally and practically.
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, President, Vice President 2018-2019
Clackamas Bar Association
Clackamas Collaborative Association, Co-Founder
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Mediation Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
Tualatin Chamber of Commerce
Other Notable Experience:
- Advanced Family Law Intern, Clackamas County Resolution Services
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Organizer: Divorce Options Presentations
- Vice President of Operations: Doc to Dock, non-profit that shipped medical supplies to African Hospitals.
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