Marissa Moses Russ


Drawing on her business background and innate ability to relate to people, Marissa uses her experience to solve diverse and complex family law matters. She helps clients find solutions that preserve their relationships with their children and protect their financial interests. She is adept at understanding the intricate financial and relational issues of divorce and other family law matters.

Marissa Moses Russ

Serving as a neutral mediator, Marissa has had tremendous success in successfully resolving cases for both parties. She also has a very active and successful collaborative divorce and collaborative family law practice. If litigation is needed, Marissa is always well prepared.

Practice Areas

  • Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile Court
International Academy of Family Lawyers


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.
  • Tulane University, B.S.M., cum laude
  • Judicial Clerkship
    • The Honorable Marietta Shipley
    • The Honorable Frank Clement, Jr.
    • The Honorable Carol McCoy
  • Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin, PLLC Civil Litigation Attorney.
  • Sumner County Assistant Law Director

Bar Admissions

  • State of Tennessee (2005)
  • U.S. District Court (Middle District of TN), January 6, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Circuit), March 6, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court (2005)


  • Collaborative Law
  • Trained in Collaborative Law, August, 2009
  • Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
  • Trained CASA Volunteer Advocate


  • Charles Miller Excellence in Advocacy Award, 2005
  • Distinguished Alumni Harding Academy, 2011
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow, 2016


    • American Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
      • Member of the Executive Committee, Family Law Section, 2012
    • Williamson County Bar Association
    • Nashville Bar Association, Family Law Chair 2013 - Present
      • Vice Chair, Family Law Section, 2012
    • Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
    • Lawyers Association for Women
    • Harry Phillips American Inns of Court
    • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Member
    • Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators
    • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
    • Adjunct Faculty Belmont College of Law, Family Law Practicum
    • NBLE, Continuing Legal Education, "Ethics in Family Law", presenter, November 6, 2015
    • Sterling Education Services, Inc., Family Law: Breaking Up is Hard to Do, "Contemporary Ethics Challenges for Today's Practitioners", March 5, 2014
    • Guest Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, "Introduction to American Law," 2011
    • Zeitlin & Co., Realtors, "Divorce and its effect on Real Estate," 2011
    • Continuing Education for Sumner County Magistrates

    Non-Profit Activities

    • Board Member Family & Children’s Services 2018 - Present
    • President of CASA, Member of Board 2014 – Present
    • Board Member of The Temple
    • Board Member of Harding Academy
    • Alumni Board Member University of Tennessee College of Law, 2015 – Present
    • Alumni Board of Harpeth Hall School 2013 - 2018
    • Sojourner Truth Women’s Law Moot Court Team member, 2004-2005
    • ABA Representation in Mediation Moot Court member, 2004-2005
    • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, 2004-2005
    • University of Tennessee Legal Clinic, 2004-2005

    Put Our Experience On Your Side

    Skilled attorneys and a reputation for success have made MTR Family Law, PLLC one of the most respected family and divorce law firms in Tennessee. This recognition is built on decades of experience in the areas of complex marital divorce and family law matters. MTR Family Law, PLLC is known, not only for its successful litigation outcomes, but for desirable negotiated settlements. Lawyers in the firm are also trained mediators and collaborative law practitioners. MTR Family Law, PLLC utilizes state of the art technology and cost effective methods to provide services in a timely, client oriented manner in an ethical, friendly, and professional environment. Our approach focuses on each client's background, needs, and goals. We are committed to keeping our clients informed.

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