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Russell Warren Lewis IV

also known as Rusty Lewis

About me

It is my goal to provide first class representation and, as such, I am very selective when reviewing potential cases.  Likewise, I expect potential clients to be very selective when choosing a lawyer.  I believe the key distinction between a good lawyer and a great lawyer is that the great lawyer has compassion and genuinely cares for their clients.  I take cases personally and strive to treat my clients as I would like to be treated.  I am committed to maximizing the physical, emotional and financial recovery of each client that I have the honor of representing.


Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your potential case.


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 20%
    12 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    12 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    12 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    12 years
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%
    12 years



Contingent (20-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas Randel Greer

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Russell for ten years now. He is an excellent, hard-working attorney and he has a great deal of experience handling personal injury and nursing home cases. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of a great lawyer.


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  • Jay R. Vaughn

    Russell is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney who believes in righting the wrongs suffered by his clients.


    Jay Vaughn Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Russell W. Lewis, Attorney at Law

1019 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN, 37212


FLMember in Good Standing201206/19/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200805/17/2016
KYAuthorized to practice law200808/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Life MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerMid South Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40 Litigation LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyers2013
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2012
Excellence in Professional ResponsibilityCALI2004
Excellence in Legal MethodsC. Humphreys School of Law2002
Worthy MasterAlpha Tau Omega2000
J.J. Maehling Academic Excellence AwardAlpha Tau Omega1998
EagleBoy Scouts of America1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJohnson Law Group2007 - Present
PrincipalRussell W. Lewis, IV, Attorney at Law2005 - Present
Special Hearing OfficerState of Tennessee2005 - 2005
Of CounselJerry H. Schwartz, PC2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Association for JusticeMembership Chair, Western Division2013 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeExecutive Committee2012 - Present
Tennessee Bar Foundation IOLTA Grant Review CommitteeCommittee Member2011 - Present
Tennessee Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice GroupMember2010 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2009 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parks, et al., v. Life Care Center of Sparta, et al.N/A
Jackson, et al., v. Smith County Health Care Center, et al.N/A
Ozment, et al., v. Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, et al.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
RWLewisLaw.comTips for Families Grieving During the Holidays2012
RWLewisLaw.comBeware of Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Nursing Home Admission Contracts2012
LegalEaseInterview Regarding Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect2012
RWLewisLaw.comSelecting the Right Attorney2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Tennessee Technological UniversityManagementOther - Masters2002
Tennessee Technological UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Cumberland County High SchoolN/AHigh Honors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legalease - Germantown Public TelevisionNursing Home Abuse and Neglect2012
Health Care AssociationMandatory Arbitration Provisions in Nursing Home Admission Contracts2012