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Marissa Moses Russ

Email: marissa@mtrfamilylaw.com


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.

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


University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.
Tulane University, B.S.M., cum laude 

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


American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association

  • Member of the Executive Committee, Family Law Section, 2012

Nashville Bar Association

  • Vice Chair, Family Law Section, 2012

Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
Lawyers Association for Women
Harry Phillips American Inns of Court


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


Charles Miller Excellence in Advocacy Award, 2005