Judge Rusu is a graduate of Canfield High School and obtained his undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University. He went on to attend the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where he graduated and received his Juris Doctor in 1993.
Judge Rusu is the past president of the Mahoning County Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Ohio State Bar Association, Mahoning County Bar Association, the Pro-Senior Referral Attorney Panel and Volunteer Legal Services’ Pro Bono Attorney. He also serves on the Ohio Judicial Conference’s Probate Law and Procedure Committee.
Judge Rusu brings more than 21 years of experience in the practice of
probate administration. He exclusively focused his law practice on elder
law, estate planning, Medicaid, and issues regarding aging.
Judge Rusu is very active in his community. In addition to his membership to legal organizations, Judge Rusu has served on the Alzheimer’s Assistance and Referral Network and the Mahoning Valley Campfire Council. He was also president of the Canfield Baseball Club and is a current member of the Canfield Athletic Boosters, Inc.
Judge Robert N Rusu, Jr. and his wife of 22 years, Cheryl, are residents of Canfield, Ohio. They have 4 children, Nathaniel, Michael, Alex, and Mackenzie, and 1 granddaughter, Lainey.