Founder & Managing Partner

Mark Russakow has been a Super Lawyer Rising Star, Super Lawyer, an AVVO Highest Rated Attorney, Top Attorney in Pasadena and Top American Attorney over 20 times in the last 28 years.

Decades of decisive courtroom and conference room experience helped him hone his unique perspective and distinctive approach to crafting winning estate litigation strategies. Many attorneys talk about going to trial. Mark approaches each case as if it will, believing the best way to settle is preparing for trial until the other side pays what the case is worth to stop.

Mark Russakow is widely respected by peers and judges, and often is able to settle cases based on his reputation alone—that of a highly court-capable attorney who is also fair and reasonable. He’s been published in the Daily Journal, and has also served as a legal expert for KNX Radio.

A 1992 Loyola Law School graduate, Mark enjoys wine-tasting, historical novels, and hiking in the mountains when he’s not in the office.

pratice areas

  • Trust and Probate Litigation
  • Mediation

licensed jurisdictions

  • California State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

memberships, affiliations & associations

  • Pasadena Bar Association Board
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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