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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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Jan
10
John Bartley of the firm recently participated in an ICLE seminar on real estate law developments in the State of Michigan. The ICLE seminar, entitled “Homewa… Read More
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2
O’Reilly Rancilio is pleased to announce that J. Russell LaBarge, Jr. and Sharon DeWaele have joined the firm as of January 1, 2018.  Russ LaBarge is one of the m… Read More
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By Donald P. DeNault, Jr. On July 27th, Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 112, which amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to allow soliciting in public roadway inte… Read More
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By John D. Bartley On June 15, 2017 the Governor signed House Bill 4532 into law as Public Act 54 of 2017.  This law is made effective as of June 15, 2017 and provi… Read More
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