Todd G. Cole

Top rated General Litigation attorney in Brentwood, Tennessee

Cole Law Group, PC
Todd G. Cole
Cole Law Group, PC

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Family Law, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Tennessee since: 2012

Education: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Languages Spoken: Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

Cole Law Group, PC

1648 Westgate Cir
Suite 301
Brentwood, TN 37027 Visit website


Todd G. Cole founded Cole Law Group, PC, located in Brentwood, Tennessee, in 2012. He takes great pride in working tirelessly to ensure that he continuously advocates diligently for his clients. Through trial or alternative dispute resolution methods, he strives to resolve cases involving business disputes, privacy and defamation, employment discrimination, plaintiff personal injury and highly contested divorce.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations in 1991 from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Mr. Cole went on to secure a Master of Business Administration degree from the Emory University Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1994. Adding more value to his already strong business foundation, he obtained a certificate in international business from the University of Copenhagen.

Mr. Cole began his career as a systems engineer with a private company, where he managed and participated in several large computer network implementation projects at Fortune 500 companies. He went on to join Microsoft in 1997 and in 1998, he founded a successful information technology consultancy that was ultimately acquired by a corporation. He also served in various business-related positions with several reputed companies. 

It was in 2007 that Mr. Cole graduated from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law with his Juris Doctor, achieving his long-time desire to become an attorney. He is now licensed to practice law in all Florida, Minnesota and Tennessee state courts, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States Supreme Court and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Immigration Court.

In recognition of his professional service, Mr. Cole has received a perfect score of 10.0 rating on Avvo, and has been peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. He also holds close affiliations with several professional associations, including the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the Williamson County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

General Litigation, Family Law, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Litigation, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Non-Compete Agreements, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Trade Secret

  • 40% General Litigation
  • 40% Family Law
  • 20% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 2009, Minnesota

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Life member of American MENSA
  • Adjunct Professor, Travecca Nazarene University
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Brown University, Providence, RI, 2007
  • M.B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1994
  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2007
  • International Business Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1990
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Listed by the Supreme Court of Tennessee as a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator, 2022
  • Listed by The Supreme Court of Tennessee as a Rule 31 Family Law Mediator, 2022
  • State of Tennessee Notary Public
  • Recognized as a Patriotic Employer, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2023
  • Mid-South Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Mid-South Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Mid-South Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within the region., Mid-South Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Only 10% of attorneys receive an AV Preeminent Rating which is a testament to the lawyer's professional ability and ethical standards., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • It seems that AI software companies do not want their creations to be perceived as anything other than inanimate tools.  If you accept that premise, then respondeat superior is of little help in potentially holding AI accountable for torts it may commit. , Author, I'm Sorry HAL, You Can't Do That." Holding AI Liable, LinkedIn, Technology, 2024
  • Over the course of my nearly ten years practicing in defamation and privacy law, I have been asked on numerous occasions if it is possible to file suit against a former spouse for defamation. This question has recently popped up with a fervor due to the widespread publicity of the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial. Although every situation is unique, here are some factors that you should consider before deciding to pursue litigation against your ex., Author, You Picked A Fine Time to Defame Me Lucille, LinkedIn, Legal Services, 2022
  • Lecture on dealing with cryptocurrencies in the context of mediation including a list of resources for attorneys., Lecturer, Crypto Currency in Mediation, The Fleming Mediation Center, Cryptocurrency, Technology, 2021
  • An express contract is an agreement, the terms of which have been explicitly spelled out. The agreement can either be written or oral. Common (and significant) contract terms are subject matter, price, quantity, type of work to be performed, date of delivery of goods or completion of services, and how payment is to be made. A contract implied in law is a legal fiction created to prevent injustice or to avoid unjust enrichment.  A contract implied in law operates as a valid contract for purposes of providing a remedy only; the general rules of contract do not apply.  In contract law, consideration is broadly defined as a bargained for exchange of value between parties to a contract. Exchange of value does not always mean money; it can also be property, a promise, or doing or not doing something. , Author, We've Got A Contract! (Sort of), Cole Law Blog, Business, 2019
  • Author, Lost in Encryption--What Apple Must Do to Decode Its Future and Stay Relevant, LinkedIn, Technology, 2016
  • In the Pale False Light--The Strange Dance Between the American Press and Donald J. Trump, LinkedIn, 2016
  • Author, The 10 Laws of Cyberwarfare, LinkedIn, 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2024
  • The Florida Bar  , 2024
  • Scoring Judge for the ABA Regional Mediation Competition, 2024
  • Nashville Bar Association Premier Membership, 2024
  • Williamson County Bar Association, 2024
  • American Bar Association, 2024
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2024
  • John Marshall Inn of Court, 2021
  • EOIR Immigration Courts  , 2017
  • United States Supreme Court, 2016
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2024
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2013
  • Tennessee, 2012
  • Florida, 2010
  • Minnesota, 2009
Industry Groups:
  • Business
  • Legal Services
  • Technology

Office location for Todd G. Cole

1648 Westgate Cir
Suite 301
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: 615-224-6931


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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