Meet Our Legal Specialists
Meet Our Legal Specialists
The Freedom Center
223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Michael Iadevaia focuses his practice on labor union and worker representation across all labor and employment issues, including traditional labor, employment discrimination, wage and hour, and ERISA. In addition, he assists in the firm’s complex litigation and class action practice.
Immediately before joining the firm, Mr. Iadevaia served as a law clerk for the Hon. Jane Branstetter Stranch of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also worked for a prominent union-side labor law firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented local and international labor unions and their workers in federal courts, state courts, administrative tribunals and arbitrations, and clerked for a federal district court judge.
While in law school, Mr. Iadevaia worked for the Cornell Labor Law Clinic, where he represented workers and their unions in multiple arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB. He received the CALI Award for Excellence for receiving the highest grade in his labor law course, and won first place in the national College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition, publishing his piece on antitrust issues in no-poach agreements in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.
Mr. Iadevaia also served as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate course in labor and employment law, for which he earned the General Mills Award for Exemplary Graduate Assistant Teaching, and interned with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section.
Mr. Iadevaia’s sustained interest in workers’ rights preceded his legal career. During his undergraduate studies at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, he served as a field examiner intern for Region 29 (Brooklyn) of the National Labor Relations Board, and as a research assistant for a professor regarded as a leading authority on union organizing and collective bargaining.
Originally from New York, Michael enjoys exploring Nashville and greater Tennessee. In his free time, he takes pride in cooking Italian cuisine and playing clarinet for the Nashville Community Concert Band.
- Labor Law
- Employment Law
- ERISA Trust Funds
- Appellate Practice
- Class Action Litigation and Complex Litigation
- Cornell Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
- Articles Editor, Cornell Law Review
- General Mills Award for Exemplary Graduate Teaching
- CALI Award for Excellence in Labor Law
- First Place, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition
- Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S., with honors, 2016)
- Hon. Jane B. Stranch of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal District Court Judge
- Tennessee (pending)
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Honors & Activities
- Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law
- American Bar Association
- D.C. Bar Association
- Poach-No-More: Antitrust Considerations of Intra-Franchise No-Poach Agreements, 35 ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law 151 (2020)
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