Gina Russo was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of Fairfield High School, in Fairfield, Ohio. After graduation from high school, Gina attended Bowling Green State University, where she majored in political science, with a minor in history. After graduation from BGSU, Gina attended Wake Forest University School of Law, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After graduating law school, Gina moved to Columbus, Ohio to join the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP, as a civil litigator. She has lived and worked in Columbus, Ohio since 2002.
After leaving the Vorys law firm in 2012, Gina became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. In March 2019, she was appointed by Governor Mike DeWine to be a Judge on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, where she currently presides over civil and felony-level criminal cases. Gina is passionate about the law and helping members of her community. She is committed to using her position to swiftly and appropriately resolve cases and to compassionately guide individuals who appear before her onto a path of personal growth and success.
Gina currently lives in German Village with her dog, Raina Jane. In her free time, Gina enjoys yoga, spinning, reading and spending time with Raina and her family, including her nieces, McKenna and Addy Hartwig.