Shelton man takes oath to become a judge on Thursday

A Shelton man will be sworn in as a state Superior Court judge on Thursday during an afternoon ceremony in the state Capitol.

Kevin S. Russo of Shelton will be one of 16 individuals to take the oath of office from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at 1 p.m. in the Hall of the House at the Capitol.

Russo has been a supervisory assistant state’s attorney since 2007. “I am committed to taking the confidence entrusted to me by this administration to serve justice, and pass it along to the people of this state who remain no different than I,” Russo said when Malloy first announced his nomination earlier this year.

Russo has since been confirmed by the state legislature.

Worked for FBI and as an ironworker

Russo previously worked with the FBI, served as a litigation associate with Cromody & Torrance LLC, and was a supervisor with Connecticut Legal Research.

In addition, he worked as a union ironworker for six years.

Russo received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a law degree from Western New England College School of Law (Springfield, Mass.).