Michael A. Eastridge

100 Medtech Parkway, Suite 110
Johnson City, TN 37604
Phone: (423) 283-6313
E-Mail: meastridge@hsdlaw.com

Practice Emphasis:

  • Immigration
  • Public International Law


  • 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., Pi Lambda Theta, Emory University, 1985
  • Teacher Certificate, Tennessee (1987-1992)


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.


  • Tennessee, 1994
  • Georgia, 2005
  • 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

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

Michael Eastridge

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