Joseph Russo is a Super Lawyers rated personal injury attorney with over fifteen (15) years of trial experience. Attorney Russo attended St. John’s University School of Law in New York City after completing his undergraduate studies. At St. John’s, Attorney Russo developed his passion for trial advocacy. He was selected to compete as a member of the school’s nationally ranked Mock Trial team. He won several competitions and was mentored by some of the most distinguished homicide prosecutors in New York City.

After law school, Attorney Joseph Russo accepted a position at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. In only three years, he compiled an impressive body of work with over ten (10) first chair trials. Additionally, he second chaired several homicide trials and indicted over 100 serious felony offenses.

Private Practice:

After the DA’s Office, Attorney Joseph Russo entered private practice as a personal injury lawyer and relocated to Massachusetts. There, he was given an opportunity to manage the Injury Law Center’s satellite office in Westford, MA. He immediately established a reputation for being a zealous personal injury advocate for his clients. Notably, Attorney Joseph Russo won eight of his first ten (8/10) jury trials since relocating to the region. He also secured countless high six figure results for his clients. Most importantly, he helped his injured clients get through some of the most arduous circumstances in their lives. He did this with grace and empathy.

High Stakes Litigation:

In 2016, Attorney Joseph Russo secured a $5.5 million settlement for a client whose leg was shattered by a commercial truck. Notably, the result was one of the highest in NH that year. Attorney Russo worked tirelessly to retain some of the best experts in the country in their respective fields. These included renown accident reconstruction experts and top tier Boston trauma surgeons. Moreover, he hired a professional videographer to construct a “day in the life video” which had a resounding impact on the insurance company evaluating the personal injury claim. At mediation, Attorney Russo retained a structured settlement broker who was able to compose an annuity investment package for his client. Not only were her needs met, but it also created generational wealth for her family.

This case was Attorney Russo’s first exposure to high-stakes litigation. Evidently, he passed with flying colors and never looked back. He has since gone on to establish himself as one of the premier truck accident lawyers in the region.

Firm Ownership:

In 2016, Attorney Joseph Russo acquired the Injury Law Center. He built the practice up to where it was consistently handling cases in the seven and high six figure range. Some examples include $1.8 million recovered for a moped operator who was strangled by a low hanging utility wire. $1.75 million for a patient who sustained catastrophic nerve damage during a routine shoulder operation. $1 million for a motorist who was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle requiring a cervical fusion. And $800,000 for a teenager who died by suicide while being negligently supervised by a school.

In 2020, Attorney Joseph Russo teamed up Attorney Matthew Maalouf who was later named a partner. Joe and Matt, along with their dedicated support staff, take a “team approach” to working on their high-stakes litigation cases. In 2022, the firm re-branded to the Granite Law Group, PLLC. The decision to rebrand was simple. We wanted to communicate that we are one of the elite firms in New Hampshire.

Above all, our team of personal injury lawyers exclusively represent individual clients and their families who have sustained serious injuries. As stated previously, we are personal injury lawyers and catastrophic car accident lawyers who fight against insurance companies, hospitals, and large corporations.

  • Assistant Name: Jazmin Rivera    
  • Work Phone: 603-883-4100

Practice Areas:

Representative Clients:

Attorney Joseph Russo represents injured victims and families in complex personal injury matters throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Attorney Russo personally specializes in high-stakes medical malpractice, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury litigation. Evidently, he is routinely referred cases that need to be litigated in New Hampshire from attorneys based in Massachusetts.

Consequently, the Granite Law Group handles all types of personal injury claims throughout New Hampshire. Representative cases that the firm typically pursues are truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and car accident cases.

Notably, our clients come to us because we are able to quickly drive up the value of their case. We take a dual approach to our casework: aggressive representation with our opponents and an empathetic experience with our clients. 

Our firm has been based in Nashua, NH for over a decade. Our firm is strategically located on the NH/MA border and is right off the Route 3 corridor. As a result, we routinely receive inquiries from clients from Nashua, Manchester, and Concord. Moreover, we receive case inquiries throughout Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, Rockingham County, and Middlesex County, MA.

$5.5 Million – Truck accident case involving a pedestrian sustained catastrophic leg injuries after being struck by a commercial truck.

$1.8 Million – Wrongful death case involving a moped operator who was strangled by a low hanging utility wire.

$1.75 Million – Medical malpractice case involving a patient who sustained catastrophic nerve damage in her arm. This surgeon severed the patient’s artery during a rushed routine shoulder surgery.

$1 Million – Car accident case involving a client who was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. The client sustained a cervical spine injury requiring a fusion and a traumatic brain damage.

$800,000 – Negligent supervision case involving a client who was under the custodial care of a school who died by suicide. The school specializing in students with mental health issues.

$500,000 – Products liability case involving a client who sustained a complex forearm laceration from a defective miter saw.

$475,000 – Medical malpractice case involving a client who did not have the BRCA mutation who underwent an unnecessary mastectomy.

$400,000 – Dog bite case involving a minor who sustained a complex laceration to his ear with permanent scarring.

$400,000 – Medical malpractice verdict involving a client with a needle phobia who suffered a vasovagal event. As a result, the patient collapsed face first at the Parkland Medical Center emergency room while unattended.

New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ), Board Member

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Member


Denial of Liability Coverage and the Availability of Uninsured Motorist (UM) Benefits: Are You Really Protected? New Hampshire Trial Bar News, Vol. 43, Winter 2018, 2018

Presentations and Seminars:

All in all, Attorney Russo is routinely asked to present on topics impacting truck accident lawyers, car accident lawyers, and medical malpractice lawyers.

  • MCLE Voir Dire Toolbox, Presenter, 2023
  • NHAJ Symposium on NH and MA Cross Jurisdictional Issues, Presenter, 2023
  • NHAJ Personal Injury Fall Forum, Speaker, 2020
  • NHAJ Medical Malpractice Peer Group, summary of recent $400,000 medical malpractice verdict, Speaker, 2018
  • NHAJ Personal Injury Forum, explaining $5,500,000 truck collision settlement, Speaker, 2016
  • Harvard Business School – Negotiation Mastery Certification 2021
  • Super Lawyer, New England Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Super Lawyer, New England Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Rising Stars, New England Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Rising Stars, New England Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Rising Stars, New England Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Rising Stars, New England Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Rising Stars, New England Super Lawyers, 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • Top Ten Attorneys Under 40, National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • Edgartown Yacht Club – Member
  • 100 Club, Portsmouth – Member
  • Thoreau Club, Concord, MA – Member
  • Assistant Newton Little League Baseball Coach
  • Assistant Newton Flag Football Coach
  • Assistant Newton Soccer Coach
  • Newton, MA resident with wife and three young children





  • St. John’s University School of Law - J.D. - 2007

    Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute (PTAI), Member Winner Northeast Regional ABA Criminal Trial Competition, Winner Spiracio Mock Trial Tournament, International Law Review Journal, Staff Member 3x CALI Excellence Award winner (Advanced Trial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, and Prosecution Clinic)

  • Lafayette College - B.A. - 2003

    Historical Honor Society

Bar Associations

  • New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ) – Board Member
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys - Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA)

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...


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...


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...


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...

Matt Morello

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


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...


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...

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...

Deb Brosnan
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