Russell W. (Rusty) Lewis, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Nashville, TN

Lewis Injury Law
 | 1019 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-200-1122
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Russell W. Lewis, IV, is an aggressive, results-driven trial attorney, dedicated to providing help to those who have been injured or experienced loss due to the negligent or wrongful acts of others.  Mr. Lewis primarily focuses his practice on litigating nursing home injury cases, including those involving bedsores, falls and infections, and he also provides individuals and their families with robust and tireless advocacy in other personal injury matters, including medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases.  Mr. Lewis has obtained millions of dollars in judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients throughout his career, including a recent $4.5 million verdict he and co-counsel secured on behalf of a motorcyclist in a catastrophic injury case.  Mr. Lewis is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, as well as the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.  On account of his outstanding dedication, his peers elected him to serve on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Lewis represent clients throughout the United States in both state and federal courts.  He is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois.  In addition to clients from those states, Mr. Lewis has also represented clients in other states including Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas and West Virginia.  He is additionally admitted to practice before multiple federal courts including the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Tax Court and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee. In addition to the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Lewis is involved in multiple professional associations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Kentucky Justice Association and the Nashville Bar Association.

Mr. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Tennessee Technological University, and later obtained a Master of Business Administration from that same institution.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.  Dedicated to continually furthering his knowledge to better serve his clients, he regularly attends continuing education seminars on various topics including trial tactics, depositions and witness preparation.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Russell Lewis, IV

Admitted: 2005, Tennessee

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Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio, 2013
  • Florida, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2011
  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2008
  • Kentucky, 2008
  • Illinois, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2007
  • Tennessee, 2005
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Member, Board of Governors, Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Member, Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Former Member, Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Russell Lewis and co-counsel obtained a $4.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a very deserving young man who was severely injured when a tractor trailer failed to yield right of way and turned left in front of his oncoming motorcycle.  The personal injury case was filed on October 31, 2008, and intensely litigated for almost five years before the two-week trial in Division VIII of the Shelby County Tennessee Circuit Court. , 2013
  • The vast majority of my clients' settlements are confidential. 

Educational Background:

  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, J.D., 2005
  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, B.S. in Finance, 2000
  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, M.B.A., 2002

Industry Groups

  • Nursing Home Injury
Office Location for Russell W. (Rusty) Lewis, IV

1019 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: 615-200-1122


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Last Updated: 8/9/2017

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