Richard A. Russo


Davis & Campbell L.L.C.
401 Main Street, Suite 1600
Peoria, Illinois 61602
United States

Tel: (309) 673-1681


Rick is a member of the firm, concentrating his practice on management-side labor and employment matters, municipal law, and commercial litigation.

Rick regularly counsels employers regarding a large variety of labor and employment issues, including wage & hour, discrimination, leaves of absence, reductions in force, workplace policies, and employment and non-competition agreements.

He has represented employers before government agencies such as the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and Department of Labor, as well as before state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

In his municipal practice, Rick serves as the attorney for municipalities and has assisted other governmental bodies with compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and personnel matters, among others.

Associations and Accomplishments

  • Certified Arbitrator for Central Illinois Better Business Bureau (Arbitrator of the Year, 2008)
  • Named as a Rising Star in Employment & Labor Law by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2010-2018)
  • Named one of Peoria’s “Forty Leaders Under 40” in 2010 by Peoria Magazines
  • President of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section Council
  • Non-Public Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Government Affairs Committee of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairperson, City of Peoria Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Second Vice-Chair, Business PAC of Central Illinois


  • Augustana College (B.A. cum laude, 2000)
  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. magna cum laude, 2003)

Davis & Campbell L.L.C. offers its clients a wide spectrum of legal and business counseling services. The firm represents local, regional, and national clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies, to sole entrepreneurs, to government bodies and municipalities. In rendering legal services, Davis & Campbell’s philosophy is to provide efficient, prompt, and exceedingly high-quality legal services at an affordable rate.

Our attorneys practice in four main areas — Business, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Government.

  • Our Business attorneys have extensive transactional experience, counseling management teams in a range of matters from mergers and acquisitions, to real estate, to entity formation and governance. The firm also has considerable experience in the areas of compensation and employee benefits.
  • Regularly assisting employers in maintaining non-union status, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and related matters, our Labor attorneys offer traditional labor representation and experience difficult to find in many current law firms. Our Employment attorneys also counsel businesses and management regarding employment laws and compliance issues, drawing on extensive experience under federal and state employment, anti-discrimination, safety, and wage and hour laws.
  • Our Litigation attorneys represent businesses in state and federal courts across the country, using aggressive and proactive litigation strategies to achieve our clients’ goals.
  • Representing educational, municipal, and local government bodies, our Government attorneys counsel clients regarding issues ranging from open meetings, to zoning and land use, to TIF districts, and regularly draft ordinances and policies.