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J. Russell LaBarge, Jr.

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Russell (“Russ”) LaBarge, Jr. is one of Macomb County’s most highly regarded and respected attorneys, with a concentration in municipal law and probate and estate planning. Russ LaBarge has developed an expertise in municipal law as the longstanding City Attorney for several Macomb County municipalities. Currently, Russ is the City Attorney for Harper Woods, a position he has held since 1976. He is also the Richmond Township Attorney, a post he has held for a decade. Russ was also the longtime City Attorney for Roseville from 1974 to 1992.

In addition to his municipal work, Russ LaBarge is also a highly respected and sought after probate and estate planning attorney. Russ has been a Public Administrator in Macomb County since 1998. Russ is the past President of the Macomb County Bar Association and a current member of the Macomb County Bar Association Pro-Bono Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid and Defenders Association.

Russ also devotes significant time and energy to community activities and groups. He is the past President of the Roseville Rotary Club and the Metro East Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners as Chairman of the 32 member Blue Ribbon Commission on Lake St. Clair, a distinguished commission of experts, business people and other interested individuals seeking solutions to the pollution problems facing Lake St. Clair.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., 1969
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    B.A., with honors, 1966

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association Pro-Bono Committee
  • Legal Aid and Defenders Association

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