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  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2013
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 2008

    Senior Articles Editor, Seton Hall Circuit Review

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Associate Editor

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association, Insurance Law Section, Membership Chair

New York State Bar Association

Mario S. Russo

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  • T: 973.848.5375
    F: 973.206.6763
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Russo focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation with a primary emphasis on insurance coverage litigation and counseling. He represents policyholder clients, including Fortune 500 companies, seeking coverage for liabilities related to asbestos, environmental, bodily injury, and property damage, including flood, claims. He also represents and advises clients on issues arising from professional liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, and workers compensation insurance policies.

Mr. Russo handles insurance coverage matters arising in both state and federal court and represents clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings. He regularly helps policyholder clients assess their potential risks, analyze new insurance products, and consider the adequacy of their existing insurance programs. He has also co-authored several articles on cutting-edge insurance coverage issues, which have appeared in various professional publications, and contributed to two leading insurance law treatises.

Committed to public service, Mr. Russo is actively involved in the Firm’s pro bono efforts. He is currently assisting individual policyholders whose homes suffered catastrophic loss during Superstorm Sandy with their insurance coverage claims and disputes.

While in law school, Mr. Russo served as Senior Articles Editor of the Seton Hall Circuit Review and was awarded the Best Brief award in Appellate Advocacy. Prior to and while attending law school, Mr. Russo worked at McCarter & English as a Paralegal and Law Clerk and was assigned to numerous complex litigation matters, including two multi-party, multi-million dollar insurance coverage trials.


New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (Winter 2017)
No Right to a Jury Under the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act
Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 11
NJ Appellate Division Upholds Assignment of Homeowner’s Policy’s Benefits
Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 7