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Attorney Mark J. Russo, Esq.



  • J.D., cum laude, University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine (May 2002)
  • Summer Law and Extern Programs, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico (2001)
  • Summer Law Program, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000)
  • Recipient of Wernick Award for Legal Writing
  • President, Latinos/Latinas Law Student Association
  • B.A, cum laude, Classics/Literature, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (May 1972)


Law Office of Mark Russo, Biddeford, Maine (2002-Present)

  • Sole Practioner specializing in Immigration, Family, and Bankruptcy Law

Active Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Assn: New England Chapter (2002 - Present)

  • AILA Liaison for the State of Maine (2007 - Present)

Graphel, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio (1977-99)
President/CEO 1990-99; Executive Vice President 1986-90; Plant Manager 1982-86; Machinist 1977-82

  • As President, managed sales, distribution, business development, consignment machining, engineering, quality control, and finance/administration for a $16 million business specializing in high-quality customized tool fabrication and distribution of fabrication materials (sole supplier worldwide for General Motors, General Electric, and Parker).
  • Doubled business volume over a ten-year period, primarily through expansion in international markets, including development of distributorships in México, Central America and long-term relationships with German, Korean and other overseas trading companies.
  • Personally researched foreign markets, networked extensively, and represented the company at trade shows. Acquired at least a basic competency in three languages, and studied culture and literature extensively prior to initiating contacts in overseas markets.
  • Upgraded and standardized the company’s business processes; developed professional engineering and quality assurance staffs to manage process control and continuous improvement critical in a highly competitive industry sensitive to cost, quality, and flexibility.
  • Managed a workforce of 120 with diverse skill sets: managers, engineers, sales representatives, and highly skilled through unskilled machinists and production staff.

Volunteer Activity / Community Service

  • Former Volunteer, Farm Labor & Native American Division, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Portland, Maine
  • Have assisted in representation of foreign or Native American migrant/ seasonal workers on labor and immigration issues, and general representation of Spanish-speaking clients.
  • Former Member, League of United Latin American Citizens, Portland, Maine
  • Former Co-leader, University of Cincinnati Health Outreach, Celestún and Kochul, Yucatán (1996 & 1997)
  • Have initiated, planned, and managed two programs for routine health screenings and preventive education for rural Hispanic and Mayan populations. Conducted needs assessment interviews with local residents as the basis for program design; recruited and managed health service teams, and participated in direct care and education.


  • Russo, M.J., NAALC: A Tex-Mex Requiem for Labor Protection. 34 U MIAMI INTER-AM. L. REV., 51 (2002). Compared current and historical labor law and labor relations in the US and Mexico and evaluated NAALC’s effectiveness in protecting labor in both countries.
  • Russo, M.J., The Tension Between the Need and Exploitation of Migrant Workers: Using MSAWPA’s Legislative Intent to Find a Balanced Remedy. 7 MICH. J. RACE & L., 195 (2001). Analyzed treatment of migrant workers in Maine Federal District Court in comparison with other US Districts.

Other Qualifications

  • Currently licensed to practice law in both the State and Federal Courts in Maine; First Circuit Court of Appeals; Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago)
  • Member of the Bar for the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Member of the Bar for the D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Proficient in Japanese, French, German


Photo of Mark J. RussoAttorney Mark J. Russo, Esq.
P.O. Box 1967
25 Pool Street
Biddeford, Maine 04005
Phone: (207)282-4004
Fax: (207)282-8005


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