Mark Russakow, Esq.
Putting clients first with decades of courtroom experience and the creativity to reach winning settlement solutions.
Pasadena Probate Attorney
“I prefer giving clients realistic options instead of obscure legal theory, striving to solve their problems as quickly and efficiently as possible with minimal drama and expense.”
Mark Russakow is the head of the Trial and Resolution Department at Inheritance Recovery Attorneys, LLP. Mr. Russakow has almost 25 years of experience as a plaintiff’s attorney, having achieved millions of dollars in settlement for his clients.
A Loyola Law School graduate, Mark has been a Rising Star Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Top Attorney Pasadena and Top American Attorney almost every year of his professional career.
Lauded for his keen litigation skills, Mark has achieved multi-million dollar settlements in numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations in both federal and state courts, as well as in Singapore for international business disputes. Yet he is equally renowned for his creative settlement solutions that are often more beneficial than “winning the lawsuit.” He is a distinguished author on trade secret and unfair competition litigation with the Daily Journal, and has served as a legal expert for KNX Radio.
He has extensive experience in both defending and prosecuting probate and trust matters, primarily revolving around elder abuse and undue influence claims. Mr. Russakow has chaired nearly 100 trials and has achieved unparalleled results for his clients.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys wine-tasting, reading historical novels and commissioning custom liquors for his fledgling online distillery, Westakow’s Fine Spirits. As if spirited legal sparring isn’t enough, he also enjoys participating in full-contact karate tournaments.