Leadership

Labor and Employment Law Leadership

Middle TN Delegate
Michael Rusie
Dollar General Corp
mrusie@dollargeneral.com
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

Chair
Michael Russell
Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC
mrussell@gilbertfirm.com
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
rlbowman@kramer-rayson.com
PO Box 629
Knoxville, TN 37901
 
East TN Delegate
Donna Mikel
Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak
dmikel@bdplawfirm.com
711 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

 

Donna has practiced in the area of employment law and litigation since graduating with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2000.  She spent the first half of her career representing primarily employers on topics such as wage and hour issues, termination considerations, and litigation strategies in a wide array of employment lawsuits. 

Driven by

Immediate Past Chair
Jeb Gerth
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis
jeb.gerth@wallerlaw.com
PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219
 
Middle TN Delegate
Bruce Buchanan
Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC
bbuchanan@sblimmigration.com

Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner in the Nashville law firm of Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC. He practices a variety of immigration law matters for employers and individuals, including family-based green cards, employer-based green cards, non-immigrant visas - H-1B, L, TN, etc., employer immigration compliance - ICE inspections/audits, OSC cases, internal I-9 audits, E-Verify issues, and

Middle TN Delegate
Michael Ewing
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
mewing@bakerdonelson.com
211 Commerce Street, Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37201
 
Middle TN Delegate
Stan Graham
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
stan.graham@wallerlaw.com
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
Ford & Harrison LLP
ggrisham@fordharrison.com
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 2010
Nashville, TN 37201

Greg Grisham has over 25 years of successful experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of workplace law in Tennessee and across the United States.

He has helped employers avoid claims, charges and lawsuits with a focus on preventative practices. Preventative practices include counseling in situations involving discipline, termination, demotion, promotion and other

Middle TN Delegate
Brian Winfrey
The Winfrey Firm
brian@thewinfreyfirm.com
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

Vice-Chair
John Bode
Miller & Martin PLLC
jbode@millermartin.com
832 Georgia Avenue Suite 1200
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