Russell Belk



I was born and raised in Sweetwater, Tennessee.  I have a beautiful wife who has a superstar son.  They are my world.

I come from a family of hard workers.  When I was growing up, both of my parents ran successful small businesses.  My maternal grandparents also owned a small business in Sweetwater.  My father’s mother raised 6 kids while his Dad worked for the railroad.   I was able to learn first hand the value of a hard day’s work.  My family taught me important values that I use everyday of my life.  I am who I am today because of them.

After high school, I attended Cleveland State Community College where I played basketball.  I completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  I graduated with honors from the Nashville School of Law 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 served on the board of the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division. I have also been a member of the American Association for Justice since 2009.

I was fortunate to be recognized as “Best of the Bar” for 2014 in the Nashville Business Journal.