Labor and Employment Law Leadership

Middle TN Delegate
Michael Rusie
Dollar General Corp
100 Mission Ridge
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Mike Rusie is currently a Senior Employment Attorney for Dollar General Corporation. In that role, he is responsible for managing employment lawsuits and providing advice and counsel to internal business and human resource partners on labor and employment matters. Prior to joining Dollar General, Mr. Rusie practiced law in the labor and employment practice group of Waller Lansden Dortch and

Michael Russell
Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC
341 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 230
Franklin , TN 37067

Michael Russell is an employee rights lawyer and mediator in Nashville.  He represents victims of employment discrimination, workplace harassment, and wage and hour violations.  Michael also teaches at the Belmont University College of Law.  He has been listed in both Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers.  Michael is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

East TN Delegate
Bob Bowman
Kramer Rayson LLP
PO Box 629
Knoxville, TN 37901
East TN Delegate
Donna Mikel
Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak
711 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Immediate Past Chair
Jeb Gerth
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis
PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219
Middle TN Delegate
Bruce Buchanan
Siskind Susser P.C.
2300 21st. Ave. South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212

BRUCE E. BUCHANAN is an attorney with the Nashville office of Siskind Susser. He is chair of TBA’s Immigration Law Section. Buchanan graduated from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1982 and Florida State University in 1979. His practice includes representation of employers and individuals in immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer's immigration compliance. and employers in employment/

Middle TN Delegate
Michael Ewing
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
211 Commerce Street, Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37201
Middle TN Delegate
Stan Graham
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
511 Union St Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219

Major employers in the retail, hospitality, automotive, information services, and manufacturing industries turn to Stan Graham for answers when dealing with complex employment issues. Stan provides immediate access, risk mitigation advice, and strategic planning that serve clients' specific goals in litigation and daily advice and counsel.

His practice includes extensive experience with

Middle TN Delegate
Greg Grisham
Leitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan PLLC
414 Union Street, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37219

J. GREGORY GRISHAM, Of Counsel with Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC, represents employers in the area of labor and employment law. Mr. Grisham has over twenty-five years of experience in counseling and defending employers in all aspects of workplace law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, defamation, invasion of privacy, ADA, FMLA,

Middle TN Delegate
Brian Winfrey
The Winfrey Firm
2002 Richard Jones Rd. , Suite B-200
Nashville, TN 37215-2809

Brian is the Secretary of the TBA and specializes in employment litigation. Brian serves as trial and appellate counsel in claims of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and other workplace issues. Prior to representing employee rights, Brian represented management at one of the nation's largest employment specialty firms (Ogletree Deakins), as well as represented the United States as

John Bode
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402

John Bode concentrates his practice on labor relations and employment opportunity. Over the last three decades, he has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases before state and federal agencies and courts and the National Labor Relations Board. He has extensive experience representing many prominent national, regional and Tennessee employers in union organizing campaigns, collective