Gabriella (Gabby) Cannone Rush focuses her legal practice on helping clients successfully navigate complex and challenging litigation matters. She has experience with both civil and criminal matters, including employment law, estate litigation, breach of contract, and criminal appellate work. In addition to litigation matters, Gabby assists with various business and healthcare transactions and contracts, immigration matters, and estate planning.
During law school, she interned with the pro bono team at Bass, Berry & Sims, the Administrative Office of the Courts in Nashville, the Hon. Barbara Holmes of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the Nashville Defenders. She also served on the executive editorial board for the Criminal Law Journal and the executive board for the Belmont Legal Aid Society. Through these opportunities, she developed her trial skills, learned how to successfully navigate alternative dispute resolution methods, assisted with post-conviction relief efforts before the Tennessee Supreme Court, and conducted a thorough analysis on the nation’s highest incarceration rate, being Nashville’s 37208 ZIP code.
Gabby is dedicated to pro bono causes and volunteered on her first high-profile legal matter prior to law school, successfully organizing a clemency application for a juvenile serving a life sentence. She was named the 2022 Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Law Student Volunteer of the Year.
Gabby completed her undergraduate studies at Lipscomb University and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Belmont University College of Law.
- Belmont University College of Law, 2022 (J.D.)
- Lipscomb University, 2018 (B.A.)
- Tennessee, 2022
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2023
- Tennessee Bar Association, Volunteer Law Student of the Year, 2022
- Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Young Alumni Award, Runner-up, 2021
- Community A.L.E.R.T. Harold Simmons, Justice Award, 2019