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Mark L. Russakow, Esq.

Mark Russakow Mark L. Russakow is a 1992 graduate of Loyola Law School. Prior to law school, Mr. Russakow attended the University of California at Irvine, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Mr. Russakow has achieved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, as well as successful settlements and verdicts while representing management and insurance companies. His extensive litigation experience consists of numerous trials, and hundreds of arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Russakow often obtains “win-win” resolutions for his clients that avoid the necessity of protracted and expensive litigation. Although he employs an aggressive litigation posture, he is known for achieving creative settlement solutions that are often more beneficial than “winning the lawsuit”. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Russakow has lectured on numerous occasions to various human resource groups on methods to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits. He has been elected a “Rising Star, Super Lawyer” in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

He practices in the areas of business and commercial law, employment law, insurance law, labor law, civil litigation and appeals, and personal injury. Mr. Russakow is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Southern California Defense Bar, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and is admitted to practice in all California State courts, the United States District Court, Central District and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also serves as a legal expert and ongoing legal correspondent for KNX Radio.

Colin T. Greene, Esq.

Colin GreeneColin T. Greene is a founding partner of Russakow / Greene & Tan Law, LLP.  He was certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in 2010. This new designation marks the commitment Greene has made to being a top lawyer in all areas of Family Law over the past two decades.

Mr. Greene is a go to legal resource for some of the more intricate, high profile divorce matters and high end asset division cases in Southern California. In spite of emotions running high in a majority of family law cases, Mr. Greene’s calm demeanor and professionalism are part of what have him in great demand and becoming known in the community as the “Divorce Guru of Pasadena.”

A member of the State Bar of California since December 1993, Greene has gained valuable experience and wisdom from handling hundreds of family law matters and countless hours of continuing education focused on the latest developments and updates in California family law.

Mr. Greene has extensive experience in all areas of family law, probate, trust litigation as well as immigration and nationality law. He has been quoted on family law and immigration law by the media, including the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He is a co-author of the book Inside the Minds: California Family Law Strategies (Aspatore Books 2009) and has published cases including Rios v. Ashcroft, 287 F.3d 895 (9th. Cir. 2002) [family of murdered Gautemalan army officer who was kidnapped and threatened established persecution because of imputed political opinion], which have positively impacted the legal community.

Additionally, he is a graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School, a member of the Los Angeles County Bar, including its family law and immigration sections, the Pasadena Bar Association, member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He was named a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2004 and voted “Top Lawyer” by his peers in Pasadena Magazine in 2009 and 2010.

Lisa Tan, Esq.

Lisa Tan Lisa Tan received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 2003 and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Southern California in 1999.

Ms. Tan specializes in business litigation and civil litigation defense, with particular emphasis on unfair competition, business fraud, complex contractual, business tort matters for major local and national clients. She has also represented clients in litigation involving international business disputes.  Her experience includes all aspects of litigation from mediations to trials and arbitrations.

Ms. Tan is admitted to practice law in all California state courts and the United States District Court, Central and Northern Districts. She is an Ambassador of the Pasadena Bar Association.

Ms. Tan received the distinction of being named “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2009 and 2010.  She was also voted “Top Lawyer” by her peers in Pasadena Magazine in 2009 and 2010.

member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists