Michael L. Russell

Practicing In: Tennessee
Member Since: 2021


Miles Mediation & Arbitration
120 Brentwood Commons Way
Suite 515
Brentwood, TN 37027


Michael Russell is a Nashville based mediator and arbitrator who serves as a neutral in cases throughout the United States. He also teaches alternative dispute resolution at the Belmont University College of Law.

Michael has successfully mediated almost every type of civil action, including multi-plaintiff employment cases, complex business disputes, and nation-wide class actions. In addition, Michael has helped discretely resolve numerous disputes involving high-profile litigants.

Michael has a diverse legal background. He has tried jury trials for both plaintiffs and defendants, and he has appeared in courtrooms from New York to California. Prior to having a full-time ADR practice, Michael was a partner in a small labor and employment firm that grew to a state-wide litigation boutique. He then became a partner in one of the oldest and largest firms in Tennessee, where he engaged in a nation-wide employment litigation practice. He now devotes his entire practice to being a neutral.

Education / Training

Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee. He received his law degree from the University of Memphis, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a Humphreys Law Fellow. He has a distinguished teaching career, having served on the adjunct faculty at multiple universities.

Types of Cases Mediated