Adam Russell

Adam is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. He focuses his broad practice on litigating civil matters, including personal injury, business and employment-related disputes. Adam also advises small and medium size businesses on all aspects of starting and running a successful company.


Adam has tried numerous jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts throughout East Tennessee. He is a dedicated, hard-working trial lawyer who places great importance on the relationships he builds with his clients. Adam takes the time to really understand his clients’ needs and legal goals and can assist clients with virtually any legal dispute or transaction they face. Adam strives to respond to his clients’ requests and questions promptly.


Before co-founding Fisher Russell PLLC, Adam worked for a large regional defense firm where he defended both large and small companies in the areas of premises liability and workers’ compensation. Adam then transitioned to a highly respected local firm where he focused on personal injury, business advising, and employment law. 


After ten years of working for large law firms, Adam wanted to make a drastic change. With the use of the MBA he earned while in law school, Adam co-founded Fisher Russell with the goal of  providing high end legal representation at a transparent cost. As such, Adam has developed a pricing model that allows clients to make informed decisions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please give Adam a call.  


Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 2008

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee



Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
Juris Doctor – 2008

Honors: Director of the Trial Advocacy Board

Honors: Member of the Henry Upson Moot Court Board

Honors: Scholar of Merit awards for Antitrust and Economic Analysis of Law

Law Journal: American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Senior Associate Editor

Brock School of Business at Samford University
Masters in Business Administrations – 2008

University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts – 2004

Major: Criminal Justice


Representative Cases

Lawson v. White, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20904, 121 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1646, 97 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P45,018 (E.D. Tenn. Feb. 20, 2014)

Cunningham v. Tenn. Cancer Specialists, PLLC, 957 F. Supp. 2d 899 (E.D. Tenn. 2013)

Blair v Wyndahm Vacation Ownership, Inc.


Honors and Awards

Named “Rising Star” for Employment & Labor Attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine 2012-2017

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell


Civic/Community Involvement

Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Member

Volunteers as a member of the Knox Leadership Foundation Amachi Program which helps mentor children

Adam spends much of his free time coaching his two sons

Fisher Russell is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and serves clients in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Farragut, Kingston, Loudon, Oliver Springs, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Maryville, Clinton, Morristown, Greeneville, Tri-Cities, Wartburg, Harriman, Rockwood, Newport, Rockford, Louisville, Townsend, Jellico, LaFollette, Lake City, Jacksboro, Norris, Hardin Valley, Karns, Rutledge, Maynardville, Tazewell.

Counties: Anderson County, Blount County, Campbell County, Claiborne County, Cocke County, Cumberland County, Greene County, Hamblen County, Hawkins County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Loudon County, McMinn County, Monroe County, Morgan County, Rhea County, Roane County, Scott County, Sevier County, Union County, and all other counties in East Tennessee.