Attorney - H. Buckley Cole

Attorney:

H. Buckley Cole
Partner
HBS Nashville Office

P: 615-277-5006
F: 615-313-8008
E: hbcole@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Buck has practiced in Nashville for over 25 years. He has litigated in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee. His litigation practice has ranged from representing spouses in divorces to defending corporations in class actions. He has handled numerous real estate transactions and disputes as well as many types of contract lawsuits and arbitrations. Buck practices out of the Nashville office of Hall Booth Smith, PC.

Practice Areas

Employment

Mr. Cole defends employers against EEOC charges and complaints for, discrimination  and retaliatory actions. He also has defended employers in executive contract disputes.  He has also litigated over covenants not to compete and trade secrets. In recent years, he tried the discrimination claims to three juries. He obtained summary judgment for employers on an ERISA claim and on a former executive’s claims for fraud and breach of contract. He also represented the prevailing class of former employees’ claims to a retirement fund of over $180 million in a reverse class action under ERISA.

Education

University of Virginia, B.A., 1976
University of Virginia, J.D., 1981

Admitted

Pennsylvania, 1981
Virginia, 1984
Tennessee, 1986

Membership

Nashville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association 

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Publication

Mold Litigation, Chitester Management Systems, 2003
Insurance Law in Tennessee, Lorman Seminars, 2003
Real Estate Litigation in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 1998
Trial Practice Seminar, Nashville Bar Association, 1997
Valuation of Closely Held Businesses in Divorces, Nashville Bar Association, 1995
Impact of Tennessee Small Schools Case, Tenn. Assn. of County Attorneys, 1993