MEET THE BARRISTER – LISA COLE
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
LT: When did you decide to become a lawyer?
Lisa Cole: Two years after I graduated from college. I was working for the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment. I worked closely with the department attorneys. I thought their work was more interesting than mine.
LT: What has been your greatest challenge as an attorney?
Lisa Cole: Not enough hours in the day.
LT: You are stranded on a desert island, what music are you listening to?
Lisa Cole: Like Cheryl Estes, I am no listening to music. But I’m not looking for sporting events on a radio either. I am frantically collecting rocks to spell the word HELP in hopes of being rescued.
LT: What do you want your legacy to be?
Lisa Cole: That I led this firm with care, vision, and compassion and always tried to do the right thing.
LT: What is one thing on your bucket list and why?
Lisa Cole: Travel to Santorini, Greece. I love the beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean in contrast with the all-white buildings.
LT: What motivates you?
Lisa Cole: My children and my partners.
LT: What famous person do you admire and why?
Lisa Cole: Jesus Christ. He always did the right thing and served those in need.
Lisa Ramsay Cole is president/managing shareholder of Lewis Thomason and the managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office. She practices in the areas of employment law, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and general casualty defense litigation. Ms. Cole’s practice for the past 20 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.