Todd G. Cole

Todd G. Cole Esq.

Todd Cole has a diverse technology, business, and legal background that affords him unique insight into the issues confronting our clients. Todd represents clients in a broad range of complex legal matters from inception through ADR (alternative dispute resolution) or trial litigation. He accepts cases involving business disputes, privacy and defamation, employment discrimination, plaintiff personal injury, and highly contested divorce. In addition, he advises clients on internet and cyberlaw issues with regard to intellectual property, domain disputes, contracts, consumer law, business and e-commerce, and personal jurisdiction.

Todd holds a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Emory University Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta, GA, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in Providence, RI, and a certificate in International Business Studies from the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. While studying at the University of Copenhagen, he served as a pro bono consultant to Eastern European enterprises attempting to expand trade with the West.

Todd’s business and employment clients will benefit from his decade-long experience in the consulting and business sector. He began his career as a Systems Engineer with International Network Services in Atlanta, Ga, where he managed and participated in several large computer network implementation projects at Fortune 500 companies. In 1997, Todd joined Microsoft where he developed several white papers for the strategic implementation of Microsoft products and technologies at large companies, including co-authoring the Windows Terminal Server Deployment Guide. In 1998, he founded Stratacon, LLC, a successful information technology consultancy which was ultimately acquired by Xcelerate Corporation. He next accepted the position of Chief Information Officer for Online Vacation Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Todd draws upon his business and managerial background to provide counsel on transactional and litigation matters for entrepreneurs and established businesses alike.

Todd founded Cole Law Group in 2012, and takes great pride in working tirelessly and unwaveringly to ensure that he is advocating to the best of his ability for his clients. He is recognized in the Nashville area for his outstanding academic background, keen mind, professionalism, and a work ethic that has established the Cole Law Group brand.

AVVO, a Thomson Reuters independent attorney rating service, has awarded Mr. Cole a "10.0 Superb Top Attorney" rating. He has also been selected in 2016 and 2017 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star, a recognition given to only 2.5% of attorneys in the region. Cole is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Florida, Minnesota, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Litigation and Appeals
  • Business Litigation & Transactions (Business Torts, Unfair Competition, White Collar Crime, RICO)
  • Immigration & Naturalization
  • High-Asset Divorce
  • Defamation & Privacy
  • Personal Injury
  • Private Client Services
  • Cyberlaw (Cyberlaw Litigation, Copyright, Trademark, Domain Disputes, Social Media Law, Cybersquatting, Contracts, Employment, Trade Secrets, Consumer Law, Business and E-Commerce, Personal Jurisdication)

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    • M.B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    • B.A., Brown University, Providence, RI
    • Certificate in International Business Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Associations And Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • John Marshall Inn of Court

    Admissions

    • Tennessee
    • Florida
    • Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court
    • EIOR Immigration Court

    Publications

    • Memories of Grey, and Why Edward Snowden Is Irrelevant, Nashville Bar Journal
    • Nowhere Man–A Review of the Tennessee Venue Statutes, Nashville Bar Journal
    • Lost in Encryption--What Apple Must Do to Decode Its Future and Stay Relevant, LinkedIn
    • In the Pale False Light--The Strange Dance Between the American Press and Donald J. Trump, LinkedIn
    • The Ten Laws of Cyberwarfare , LinkedIn
    • The Argument For Russia , LinkedIn