Joseph Russo

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J. Russo

Joseph Russo

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Experienced Trial Attorney

Joe is the owner and managing partner of the Granite Law Group. He has practiced in the field of high stakes Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, and Catastrophic Injury cases for over a decade.

Joe moved to New England in 2012 after a distinguished career as a trial attorney in New York City. He made an instant impact on the litigation field by winning his first 8 out of 10 jury trials and by securing numerous million dollar recoveries.

Throughout his career, Joe has composed an extensive body of work, bringing over 25 cases to trial with a success rate of over 75 percent. He has earned a reputation for working tirelessly in the zealous representation of his clients.

Joe received his BA from Lafayette College in 2003 and subsequently received his JD from St. John’s University School of Law in 2007. Joe was a member of his law school’s nationally ranked mock trial team and was a staff member of the International Law Review.

He achieved honors and distinctions including winning the ABA North East Regional Criminal Trial Competition and was a three-time recipient of the CALI Excellence Award in trial advocacy related courses.

Former Prosecutor

Prior to working in plaintiff’s personal injury law, Joe honed his trial skills and gained valuable experience as felony level prosecutor for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Over the course of nearly four years, Joe prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases including violent felony offenses such as robberies, shootings, and assaults. Joe was an intern in the Homicide Bureau of the Brooklyn DA’s Office during law school.

Joe resides in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Awards & Membership

  • New England Super Lawyers (2022)
  • New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2017-2021)
  • Board Member New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ)
  • Top Ten Attorneys Under 40 in the State of New Hampshire NAOPIA (2014-2015, 2017)
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA)

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Joseph's Recent Results


Truck Accident -
A female pedestrian was run over by a truck in New Hampshire. She suffered permanent degloving injuries to her legs that have required multiple surgeries.


Wrongful Death -
Vehicle crash with conscious pain and suffering before demise.


Medical Malpractice -
The case involved severe vascular injuries after a surgical error.


Motor Vehicle Collision -
Female vehicle operator was struck in a collision with a commercial vehicle causing a cervical spine fracture.


Wrongful Death -
Wrongful death case involving claims of negligent supervision causing to the plaintiff to die by suicide which would’ve been prevented.


Products Liability -
Carpenter suffered a complex arm laceration after operating a defective power tool.

| Client Reviews

"professional and empathetic approach"

I cannot say enough nice things about attorney Matthew Maalouf and his dedicated team at the Granite Law Group. My teenage son was involved in an accident that left him severely injured. From day one Matthew placed my son’s recovery and progress front and center in every conversation we had. His professional and empathetic approach was very much appreciated by my family. He was always accessible, direct, and approachable whenever we had questions or concerns. Matthew and his team also were there to help reassure my family when we needed it. As a mother who was thrown into a difficult situation I am grateful that we could trust and count on the Granite Law Group.

| Laura

"I Would Definitely Recommend Them"

If someone I cared for was going to be going through something like this I would definitely recommend Injury Law Center as your first point of reference. My case went on for a very long time, over a year, and we were on very good terms the entire time. Attorney Russo came to visit me several times in the hospital and brought me things to do in rehab. They were very supportive the entire time. Injury Law Center was able to exceed my expectations and I am able to live comfortably without having to work.

| Valerie

"professional, timely and explained things clearly"

I am so grateful to Matthew Maalouf and his paralegal Jazmin Rivera for their thorough and effective work on my case. Matt was professional, timely and explained things clearly, while also being approachable, warm and supportive throughout the process.

| Bonnie

"Joe Stayed the Course"

I had a car accident that affected my business and my ability to deal with insurance companies was very difficult. Joe stayed the course and we were offered very fair compensation. I think it was because of Joe and the hard work of the team. It was a very long trial but it turned out to be in our favor which we were very happy about.

| Mat Morello

"Joseph Russo was Awesome"

Joseph Russo was awesome. I would recommend coming back if something happened again.

| Jackie

"The Customer Service Received was Remarkable"

Attorney Russo is an incredibly strong advocate for the injured. He is professional, thorough, driven and extremely compassionate when it comes to his clients personal struggles. Thank you! It is clear that his staff is carefully selected. Not only are they great at what they do, it is obvious that they enjoy it and enjoy where they work. The customer service received was remarkable. I will recommend Attorney Russo and his firm to anyone needing assistance with a personal injury issue.

| Holly

"One Word Describes Attorney Joe Russo and His Staff and That is WOW!"

Really good lawyers are hard to find, especially in N.H. One word describes Attorney Joe Russo and his staff. and that is WOW! He was always right on top of my case, He would keep me updated on how my case was going. Got me a huge settlement from the insurance company.. It doesn’t get better than that.. I can promise anyone that needs an Injury Law Attorney. He is the best. You will be extremely satisfied.

| Chris T.

"They Gave Me a Peace of Mind"

After my accident I was in so much pain and so confused that I didn’t know where to go, so I contacted the Injury Law Center. Joe would sit and he would listen and talk to me and hear what I was saying and what was really going on with me. He explained everything. It really made a difference and gave me a peace of mind. I knew that he knew me well enough to take care of my best interests. He heard the story behind everything and made sure that the insurance company had to take action.

| Deb Brosnan

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