Mike Russo Criminal Defense Attorney HoustonMike began his legal career with the Harris County District Attorney's Office as a legal intern from 2002 through 2004. In his time at the Harris County District Attorney's Office, Mike molded his trial techniques from the most experienced prosecutors in the state of Texas.

Upon graduating from The South Texas College of Law in 2004, he began working with the Galveston County District Attorney's Office. In his first year with the District Attorney's Office, he successfully tried numerous misdemeanor cases, including Driving While Intoxicated and Assault Causing Bodily Injury. Mike was promoted to the Family Division, where he handled juvenile cases, including possession of controlled substances, motions to revoke probation, and First Degree Murder. In 2006, Mike was promoted to the Felony Division.

As a Felony Prosecutor, he handled all types of felony cases, ranging from drugs, aggravated assault, felony DWIs, motions to revoke probation, forgeries, credit card abuse, failure to register as a sex offender, and sexual assaults. He was a member of the Texas District and County Attorney's Association for two years and attended several seminars dealing with criminal trial advocacy and the law.

In 2007, Michael left the Galveston County District Attorney's Office to enter into private practice. Michael Russo has tried numerous cases and has years of actual trial experience as an attorney. With his in depth knowledge and resources in the legal community, Mike is able to fight for the rights of his clients in a manner unlike any other attorney. You can be sure that Mike will place his client's interest above all.

"If a person has been charged with a crime, their first need is someone who is willing to listen and to be an advocate on their behalf. Knowing that I can be a strong voice for people who's voice is being suppressed gives me great satisfaction and drives me to perform at my best every single day."

Bar Admissions 

Texas, 2005


Juris Doctorate, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2004

B.B.A in Finance, Texas A&M University, 2001 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Galveston County Criminal Lawyers Association

Employment History

  • The Law Office of Michael Russo, PLLC 2007- current
  •  Galveston County District Attorney’s Office 2005-2007
    • Felony, Misdemeanor and Juvenile Divisions
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern,
    • Public Integrity Division, 2002-2004

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