Russell J. Ferraro, Jr.

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Stuart, FL

Ferraro Law Group, PL
 | 3601 SE Ocean Blvd, Suite 201
Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: 772-221-0600
Fax: 772-220-0640
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

For more than three decades, Floridians have trusted family law and criminal defense attorney Russell J. Ferraro Jr. to resolve their most important legal issues. Attorney Ferraro has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer because he is well known for his dedication to protecting the rights of his clients. His in-depth legal knowledge and broad scope of experience are the basis for his successful criminal defense and family law strategies, from simple to complex.

As the founder of Ferraro Law Group PL, Russell J. Ferraro Jr. works to limit his caseload. That ensures that every client receives personal service from the day they arrive at our Stuart, Florida, law firm to the final settlement or appeal of their case.

Attorney Ferraro has an impressive list of credentials, which includes recognition since 1985 by the Florida Bar Association as a board certified marital and family law attorney, a distinction that is awarded to a limited number of lawyers who are experts in family law matters. He was awarded an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates the highest level of professional excellence, skill and integrity. This distinction is shared by less than 5 percent of the lawyers in the United States. He is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent lawyers.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Business Litigation


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Russell Ferraro, Jr.

Admitted: 1974, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Delta Theta Phi

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Martin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1975
  • Florida, 1974
  • Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Co-Chairman, Family Law Committee, Martin County Bar Association, 1999 - 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Indian River Mental Health Association, 1982
  • Member, Board of Trustees, St. Michael's School, 1982 - 1985
  • Chairman, Planning and Zoning Board and Local Planning Agency, City of Stuart, 1987 - 1990
  • Member, Planning and Zoning Board and Local Planning Agency, City of Stuart, 1979 and 1984 - 1990
  • Member, Board of Adjustment, City of Stuart, Florida, 1978 - 1979

Representative Clients:

  • Kennedy v. Kennedy, 656 So.2d 562, 20 Fla. L. Weekly D1403, Fla.App. 4 Dist., No. 94-1654, Jun. 14, 1995
  • Hitchcock v. Hitchcock, 992 So. 2d 436, Fla. 4th DCA, 2008
  • Steele v. Steele, 945 So. 2d 601, Fla. 4th DCA, 2006
  • Wertheim v. Wertheim, 711 So.2d 183, 23 Fla. L. Weekly D1167, Fla.App. 4 Dist., No. 97-2967, May 13, 1998
  • Melvik v. Melvik, 669 So.2d 328, 21 Fla. L. Weekly D636, Fla.App. 4 Dist., No. 95-0499, Mar. 13, 1996
  • White v. White, 705 So.2d 123, 23 Fla. L. Weekly D373, Fla.App. 2 Dist., No. 970-01723, Jan. 23, 1998
  • Hardwick v. Hardwick, 710 So.2d 124, Fla.App. 4 Dist., No. 98-0111, Apr. 15, 1998
  • Bobb v. Bobb, 552 So.2d 334, 14 Fla. L. Weekly 2700, Fla.App. 4 Dist., No. 88-1427, Nov. 22, 1989
  • Roby v. Nelson, 562 So.2d 375, 15 Fla. L. Weekly D1424, Fla.App. 4 Dist., No. 89-1606, May 23, 1990
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Office Location for Russell J. Ferraro, Jr.

3601 SE Ocean Blvd
Suite 201
Stuart, FL 34996

Phone: 772-221-0600

Fax: 772-220-0640

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Last Updated: 4/19/2018

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