Our Professionals / Founding Partner / Niccolò Alessandro Dello Russo


1991: Law Degree (Hons), University of Bari

1994: Admission to the Bar of Bari

2007: Admission to the Special Register of Cassation Lawyers

Niccolò Alessandro Dello Russo
Founding Partner


  • alessandro.dellorusso@polisavvocati.com
  • alessandro.dellorusso@pec.polisavvocati.com

Practice Areas

Our law firm provides assistance to natural persons, companies, public and private bodies, not only in terms of legal advice delivered by our experts in the field of criminal law, but also by providing our clients with general legal advice that, thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of our team, can also play a role crime prevention.

For example, our Criminal Law Team boasts specialised skills in all areas of criminal law which is the highest-growth legal practice area. This includes industry and commerce, business, insolvency proceedings (bankruptcy penalties), tax, banking and finance, public administration, urban planning and the environment, the operation, provision, and delivery of health care services, press and internet offences, intentional and unintentional crimes of danger, cybercrimes and crimes against property and persons (murder, personal injury, stalking and harassment).

Over the years Polis Avvocati have gained considerable expertise in matters relating to environmental law including concession agreements and environmental permits, as well as litigation and negotiation on environmental and energy matters.

Polis Avvocati also operate in the field of renewable energy, providing advice and assistance to all the stakeholders involved in the development, implementation and management of renewable energy plants (public bodies and local governments, development and venture capital companies, consultants, professionals, etc.).

Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 attributes to legal persons a special form of strict liability regarding certain kinds of offences, giving rise to the possibility that organizations previously exempted from liability for offences committed by executives and/or employees- might be sanctioned operationally and financially.

In the framework of this complex discipline, in which rules of criminal, administrative and civil law are to be complied with, our law firm offers comprehensive assistance to companies representing them in court, and playing a role in any crime-prevention activity.

In particular, Polis Avvocati's lawyers draft the Organisational and Management Model pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, and handle any preliminary phase thereof (e.g. the analysis of risks in relation to alleged offences and corporate needs, the mapping of corporate areas potentially at risk, the sharing of the gap analysis and the identification of inconsistencies, and the sharing of possible improvements with the management), and provide training programs for company directors and employees, aimed at achieving proper understanding and application of the Model in question.

Education and Work Experience

Law Degree with honours from the University of Bari in 1991, presenting a thesis on criminal law on the crimes of danger.

After a period of qualifying legal work experience at Studio Legale Laforgia, he was licensed to practice law passing the relevant qualifying examination. He has been a member of the Bari Bar Association since 1994.

During his more than twenty year-long professional career, he has gained experience in the field of criminal law, including on behalf of public and private bodies/organisations, legal entities and companies.

His professional activity is mainly focused on environmental, urban planning, public administration and accident/personal injury law, also before the European Court of Human Rights.

He is a contributor to specialised legal journals and the author of several publications.

He is a member of the Bari Association of Criminal Lawyers and collaborates as a lecturer in the training courses of the Forensic School and Postgraduate Schools curriculums.


«Consapevole della dignità della professione forense e della sua funzione sociale, mi impegno ad osservare con lealtà, onore e diligenza i doveri della professione di avvocato per i fini della giustizia ed a tutela dell’assistito nelle forme e secondo i principi del nostro ordinamento»