Attorney Russell I. Marnell is the founder and principal of Marnell Law Group, P.C., which has law offices in Melville and Smithtown, New York. Nationally recognized as one of the top attorneys in the country, Mr. Marnell has more than 36 years of legal experience. He provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, Long Island and the surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Marnell has handled thousands of family law cases, including more than 200 trials. He has achieved considerable success in helping his clients protect their rights and interests and obtain the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve for their issues involving child custody and support, property division and equitable distribution, spousal maintenance and related issues.
Along with being an accomplished attorney, he is also a certified public accountant with an MBA in accounting, which helps him to better address the financial aspects of his clients\' divorces and ensure they receive their fair share of the marital estate. A recognized leader in his field, he has appeared on various television and news programs, and he has written extensively on topics related to family law. He also serves as member of the matrimonial committees of both the Nassau and Suffolk County bar associations.
Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Marnell is a fellow in the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and active member of the New York Family Law American Inns of Court. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, The Florida Bar, The State Bar of California and the State Bar of Nevada.
A 1980 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Mr. Marnell obtained his Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University School of Business and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1984. In 1985, he passed the certified public accountant examination.
Honored for his impeccable professionalism and high ethical standards, Mr. Marnell is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo as well as many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.
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