Initially formed by Thomas J. Russo, who is now retired from the active practice of law, many of the firm's partners have become elected officials and judges. Current partner, Robert J. Scamardella, specializing in estate and commercial litigation, joined the firm in 1984. Partner John D'Amato, who specialized in civil and criminal litigation, including toxic tort and mass litigation, joined the firm in 1987 and passed away in July 2007. On January 1, 2002 former U.S. Congressman and Staten Island Borough President Guy V. Molinari joined the firm.