Michael Stewart

Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC
223 Rosa L Parks Ave Ste 200
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 255-5149

Mr. Stewart focuses his practice on the Firm's complex litigation cases in antitrust, consumer protection, and mass tort, but also maintains a general litigation practice in both state and federal court. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Stewart practiced for many years at the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in Nashville, Tennessee, where he developed a litigation and tax practice. Mr. Stewart was honored with a listing in Best Lawyers in America in 2008, and that same year was elected to serve in the Tennessee House of Representatives for House District 52.

Mr. Stewart was an Intelligence Officer in the United States Army, with service in Korea and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Stewart is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, and was awarded the U.S. Eighth Army Distinguished Leader Award.

A native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Mr. Stewart received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Stewart was a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a Student Materials Editor for the Tennessee Law Review.

He lives in East Nashville with his wife, Ruth, and children, Will, Joseph and Eve.

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation
Labor and Employment
Class Actions and Complex Litigation

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 1994
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
J.D. cum laude - 1987
Honors: National Moot Court, Team; Vinson & Elkins Award for Excellence in Moot
Honors: Court Brief Writing
Law Review: Tennessee Law Review, Student Materials Editor
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.A - 1987
Major: History

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America, 2008
U.S. Eighth Army Distinguished Leader Award
Professional Associations and Memberships
Tennessee House of Representatives for House District 52, 2008
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in Nashville, Tennessee
United States Army, Intelligence Officer