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Russell Belk

Car accident Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Larry Russell Belk Jr.

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    If you are involved in a car accident, an experienced attorney can help you recover the monetary losses you have incurred.

    14 years, 450 cases

  2. Trucking accident
    If you are involved in a trucking accident, you may benefit from the services of a trucking accident lawyer. Trucking accident lawyers know the dynamics of truck crashes.

    14 years, 100 cases

  3. Motorcycle accident
    If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you may benefit from the services of a motorcycle accident lawyer, one who knows the dynamics of motorcycle crashes and can identify and weigh all the possible contributing factors.

    14 years, 50 cases

  4. Slip and fall accident
    If you slip and fall on ice cubes from a spilled drink in a restaurant and break your leg, you may require the services of a slip and fall lawyer. Slip and fall accident injuries are usually the result of someone else's carelessness.

    14 years, 75 cases

  5. Animal and dog bites
    If you or your child have suffered injuries from a dog bite or animal attack, a personal injury lawyer experienced in dog bite cases can help you navigate possible insurance claims, bring a case against the owner for harms and losses incurred.

    14 years, 5 cases

  6. Personal injury
    A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical and/or emotional injury as a result of the negligence of someone else. For example, if you are in a car accident a personal injury attorney can help obtain damages for losses.

    14 years, 5 cases

  7. Wrongful death
    Wrongful death lawyers handle cases where someone is killed, whether the person who caused the death meant to do it or not. If a loved one dies because of someone else's actions, a wrongful death lawyer can help you understand what happened.

    14 years, 10 cases

I was born and raised in Sweetwater, Tennessee.  I obtained my Associate of Science degree from Cleveland State Community College in 2002 where I also played basketball. I completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2004. I graduated with honors from the Nashville School of Law in 2009 earning a membership in the prestigious Cooper’s Inn Honor Society. While in law school, I was a student member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court in 2009.

I am admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. I have been a member of the Tennessee Association for Justice since 2008. In 2012, I was appointed as a Presidential Nominee to the Tennessee Association for Justice’s Board of Governors, and I currently serve on the Board today. I have been a member of the Nashville Bar Association since 2007. Beginning in 2012, I have served on the board of the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division. I have been a member of the American Association for Justice since 2009.

I was recognized by my peers as Best of the Bar for 2014 in the Nashville Business Journal.  

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Sutherland & Belk, PLC
2505 21st Avenue South
Suite 400
Nashville, TN, 37212


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Posted by Roy | July 28, 2015
Russell Belk,, the Man that cuts through the mind boggling red tap.
This Man and his team is down to earth, and has always been willing to treated me with true, real respect, and dedication to my case and cases pending instead of being just a number on the shelf . He will answers his phone when all possible, and returns your call in a timely manner. He will answer all your concerns pertaining to the case, and ease your frustrations and to give you a positive and honest out look.
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Response from Russell Belk July 30, 2015
Thank you Roy!
Posted by Bryant Walker | October 24, 2013
The BEST!!
I recommend using this firm for anything that life may throw your way. I took my case to them and from day 1 that handled my case like it was fragile (with care). All i had to do was go to my appointments and confirm that i did go and they took care of EVERYTHING else for me. So if you are looking for someone who WILL GET IN THE RING AND WIN!!!! These are the people i HIGHLY recommend you to bet on. If they don't have the practice area for you injury or etc they will forward you to someone that does. I call Russell and Anna my family because that's how they treated me. If i emailed they replied back within a day or called back if i left a message about any concern. These are the people i would us for anything that i need a lawyer for because they ARE the BEST! So if you or someone you know is looking for a very experienced attorney... look no further because you've came across the right firm.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sutherland & Belk, PLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Client Relations Specialist
  • PrimeTrust Bank
  • 2005 - 2006


  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Tennessee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • AS- Associates of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Charlie McRae v. State
  • Judgment for $48,653.85.
  • Dianne Daniels and Roy Daniels v. Juan Alvarado
  • Judgment for $105,000
  • Paul Flowers v. Publix
  • Obtained enlargement of prior award for disputed recon case. 4.5 multiplier
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  • Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • TAJ Board of Governors
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Active Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Student Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Student Representative
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Student Member
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Bar Nominee
  • Nashville Business Journal
  • 2014
  • NBJ's Best of the Bar
  • Nashville Business Journal
  • 2014
  • TAJ Board of Governor's Presidential Nomination
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Cooper's Inn Inductee
  • Nashville School of Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Litigation
  • Litigation Section 1983 Claims
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Russell
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is one of the brightest lawyers I know with personal injury issues and cases. If I personally was injured at the fault of someone else, he would be my lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell and Taylor are dedicated, honest, and hardworking. You will not find better injury representation. They will fight for you and treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. I highly recommend Sutherland and Belk."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have watched Russell go from a brand new law clerk, to one of the top personal injury attorneys in Nashville. He has taught me a lot since we started working together in 2007. Even though we no longer work in the same office, I still call him when I need a question answered or to just bounce legal ideas off of someone."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is a great asset for anyone who has been injured at work. He is very knowledgeable of Tennessee worker's compensation laws and will fight for his clients. I highly recommend Russell Belk."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is a great lawyer and a true advocate for his clients. He's extremely knowledgeable and professional. I highly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Russell is an excellent smart attorney. At the same time, I enjoy having cases with him because he does not create conflict just to make things difficult. He represents his clients well and aggressively and that is what makes him a very good attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Nashville Car accident Lawyer Russell Belk
Russell Belk
Car accident Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 14 years
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