Sara Bailey Russo
Sara Bailey Russo was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on July 21, 1978. Sara attended Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi and received a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in Chemical Engineering in 2000. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she worked for ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas. She returned to Mississippi and received her J.D., summa cum laude, in 2003. While in law school, she was the Mississippi Cases Associate Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal and also a member of the Moot Court Board. She is the recipient of the Dean Robert J. Farley Award for having attained the highest scholastic average in her graduating class.
Sara is a member of the Coahoma County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi Association for Justice, Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice. Further, Sara has been admitted to practice before all State Courts in Mississippi, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Mississippi and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Sara joined Chapman, Lewis & Swan in 2003 as an Associate. Her primary areas of practice are General Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Products Liability. Sara is married to Richard Russo, II and they have three children. They are members of the United Methodist Church, Batesville. Sara is an active member of the Junior Auxiliary of Batesville.