Michael Eastridge has 25 years of experience in commercial and employment law. While he began his practice in general litigation, commercial and employment law, he has practiced international and immigration law exclusively since 2006.
Since joining Hunter, Smith & Davis, Mr. Eastridge has focused on employer-based non-immigrant visas and family-based immigration cases in the firm’s immigration practice for its national and multinational corporate clients. Mr. Eastridge also counsels businesses and employers on workplace compliance issues.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Eastridge lectures on the subject of transitional justice. He is the founder and director of The International Interfaith Accompaniment Program, a nonprofit organization engaged in international transitional justice initiatives in African states emerging from prolonged conflict.
AWARDS, RECOGNITION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Outstanding Achievement in Legislation
Lecturer and adjunct professor in Transitional Justice
Journal of Religion, Conflict & Peacebuilding, guest Editor
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
The Association of Auditors and Past Auditors of The Hague Academy of International Law, member
American Immigration Lawyers Association, member
Tennessee Bar Association, member
The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands, 2013
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1994
M.A., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1987
B.A., Emory University, 1985
Teacher Certificate, Tennessee (1987-1992)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1995
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1996
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1995