LL.B B.Juris Dip. Ed..
Principal and founder of Russo & Russo
Peter holds degrees in Law, Jurisprudence and a Diploma in Education from Monash University.
He has been practising law in Brunswick for over 35 years and has been an active leader in the community during this time.
He has extensive expertise in Wills, Probate, Conveyancing, Family Law, Collaborative Family Law, Deceased Estates, Leases, Commercial Law, Music Law and related areas.
Peter embraces a holistic approach to resolving legal issues, combining his dispute resolution skills, knowledge and experience to use a collaborative approach where appropriate. He has also taught the next generation of Lawyers in various areas of practice through the Leo Cussen Centre for Law.
He works closely with other members of the Russo & Russo team and oversees matters to ensure that our clients’ interests are protected as far as possible.
Peter’s involvement in the local community over three decades has included roles such as:
Inaugural President of West Brunswick Tennis Club
Inaugural Chairperson of Brunswick City Baths
Chairperson & Committee member of Sydney Road Brunswick Association
Committee Member of Performing Arts Moreland (Brunswick Music Festival)
Committee Member of Park Street Childcare Centre
Committee Member of Brunswick Business Incubator
Lecturer at Leo Cussen Centre for Law
Honorary Solicitor of Brunswick Secondary College
Volunteer at Coburg Legal Service & Fitzroy Legal Service
Francis works in close association with Principal Peter Russo, with a special focus on Family Law.
Francis holds degrees in Law and International Relations from La Trobe University. He has previously worked in dispute resolution for both the financial services industry and the State Government. His areas of practice include Family Law, Wills and Estates, Conveyancing, Commercial Leasing and Music Law.
His areas of practice include Family Law, Wills and Estates, Conveyancing and Commercial Leasing and Music Law.
Leah has worked in conveyancing for over 10 years with extensive experience guiding clients through the buying and selling process.
Leah has previously worked at some of Australia’s premier firms including King & Wood Mallesons, and Lander & Rogers.
Leah takes enormous pride in her work and always takes the time to understand our clients’ individual needs to make them at ease with the conveyancing process.
She has extensive knowledge of the local area, local agents and councils, best-practice procedures, and all other aspects of the conveyancing process, to ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.
Senior Probate Law Clerk & Office Manager
Bernadette has been the office manager, bookkeeper and Probate Law Clerk at Russo & Russo for over 35 years.
She oversees Trust and Office accounting matters, invested funds, accounts and other financial matters. She has built extensive knowledge of the Probate process over three decades working in this area of practice.
She is available to discuss account queries, trust investments and related office matters.
Tracy is one of the experienced Law Clerks at Russo & Russo.
She has a background as a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Bachelor in Building Engineering.
Tracy assists clients across all areas of our practice, and works closely with Principal Peter Russo to ensure excellent service for our Will clients.
Tom is one of the experienced Law Clerks at Russo & Russo.
He has a background in Communications and Media Planning, and holds a Masters in Communications from RMIT.
Tom works closely with Principal Peter Russo to assist clients across all areas of our practice.