Firm Overview

The Suisun City law firm Law Offices of Russo & Prince was established in 1994 by attorneys Brenda Russo and Leslie Prince. Although Brenda Russo passed away in 2019, over the past 26 years, this office has remained committed to providing effective family law and criminal defense representation to individuals and families in Solano County, as well as the surrounding counties of Napa and Contra Costa.  Our depth of experience and steadfast commitment to our clients set us apart - resulting in favorable outcomes and satisfied clients in all areas of our practice.

We love what we do - and it shows in the high quality work we produce and the enduring relationships we form with our clients. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your legal matter.

The Attorneys of Russo & Prince

Leslie Prince, Principal 

Shannon M. Elms, Associate

Sarah B. Russo, Associate

Esther M. Wilch, Associate

Maureen Roberts, Associate


We are proud to say that the Law Offices of Russo & Prince is one of the longest-running, successful, women owned and operated law firms in Solano County. The firm's partners each have more than 25 years of experience in legal practice, including over 20 years in Solano County criminal defense and family law practice.

Leslie Prince has extensive criminal law experience and is also one of the most experienced criminal appellate attorneys in the region, handling all manner of criminal appeal to clients throughout California.  Contact Ms. Prince today for a free initial consultation in your California criminal case, or to see if you have grounds for a criminal appeal.

We have 4 Associate Attorneys, Shannon Elms, Maureen RobertsSarah B. Russo and Esther Wilch, who have dedicated their respective practices to the complex area of Family Law, including collaborative law and mediation. Our attorneys take pride in providing the best possible legal representation, sharing their many years of experience for the benefit of their clients.

Attorney Shannon Elms has also worked tirelessly to bring the concept of 'collaborative law' and 'collaborative divorce' to Solano County - forming the Solano County Collaborative Practice Group.  We are proud to offer comprehensive alternative resolution options to our family law clients.

Attorney Sarah B. Russo chairs the Solano County Bar Association's Family Law Committee and is actively involved in the family law community.

Commitment to Our Clients

Experience is important. It means we have encountered your issue before, and we know how to get results. But experience is not the only reason to hire a lawyer, or even the most important reason. Behind our experience and driving our practice is a deep commitment to serving our clients and meeting their needs. Whether you are facing criminal charges or changes in your family, we understand the issues and emotions you are going through, and we are determined to guide you with dignity through to the best resolution possible in your circumstances.

We care about our clients, and work to get results that meet the unique needs of each client as an individual.

Contact Our Attorneys for Experienced Advice & Representation

Dedicated family law and criminal defense lawyers with experience and deep roots in this community. We have a fully staffed office to ensure that we are accessible and attentive to our clients during all business hours. If you need legal advice and representation in the areas of family law, criminal law, criminal appeals, adoption, guardianship, custody, child and spousal support, mediation (including child custody mediation), arbitration or domestic partnership - we can help.

Please contact the Law Offices of Russo and Prince to schedule a time to meet with one of our highly qualified attorneys.