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Lisa Ramsay Cole is president and managing shareholder of Lewis Thomason and the managing partner of the firm's Nashville office.  She is also an ex-officio member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Shareholder Compensation Committee.  She is a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, and she practices in the areas of employment law, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, and general casualty defense litigation. Ms. Cole's practice for the past 25 years has concentrated in the area of complex civil trial litigation in state and federal courts. She has achieved successful results through defense jury verdicts, summary judgment, mediation, and arbitration in ...

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Lisa Ramsay Cole is president and managing shareholder of Lewis Thomason and the managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office.  She is also an ex-officio member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Shareholder Compensation Committee.  She is a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, and she practices in the areas of employment law, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and general casualty defense litigation. Ms. Cole’s practice for the past 25 years has concentrated in the area of complex civil trial litigation in state and federal courts. She has achieved successful results through defense jury verdicts, summary judgment, mediation, and arbitration in each of her practice areas. Ms. Cole’s current clients are national, regional and local employers; regional and local health care facilities; and insurance companies. In addition, Ms. Cole routinely defends public entities in medical malpractice and civil rights matters.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Nashville Bar Foundation

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Best Lawyers® 2014 & 2019 Workers’ Compensation Law “Lawyer of the Year”,  in Nashville
  • Featured in 2019 Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Business Edition
  • Trustee, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member, The Board of the Women’s Fund
  • Recipient, 2014 Women of Influence award, Company Executive
  • Named on the list of “Mid-South Super Lawyers,” 2010-2017
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Employment Law – Management Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Graduate, Leadership Nashville, 2013
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Past Board Chair, Sexual Assault Center
  • Past Board member, Sexual Assault Center, 2009-2014
  • Past Board member, Nashville Ballet
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association Glass Ceiling Initiative, 2011-2012; 2018-2019
  • Tennessee Bar Association Lawyer Well-Being Committee, 2011-2015; 2018-2019
  • Past Board member, Nashville Junior League
  • Elder, Westminister Presbyterian Church
  • Advisory Board member, University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership
  • Member, Dean’s Circle, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Bethel University
  • Member, ALFA International Women’s Initiative Practice Group Steering  Committee

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Ms. Cole is very active in community and professional organizations. Ms. Cole was appointed by ABA President Robert Grey to serve a three-year term on the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.  Ms. Cole is a Member of the Board of Women’s Fund. Ms. Cole has chaired various aspects of fundraisers and volunteered for the Sexual Assault Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, the Nashville Symphony, Belle Meade Plantation, the Ensworth School, the Harpeth Hall School, Montgomery Bell Academy, the American Heart Association, and the Nashville Public Library.


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