Todd G. Cole

Todd G. Cole

Founder since 2012
Location:
Brentwood, Tennessee
Phone:
(615) 490-6020
Fax:
(615) 942-5914
Email:

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 is fully qualified to handle 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 utilizes his business and managerial background to provide efficient and effective 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 his clients' best interests are being met. He is recognized in the Nashville area for his outstanding academic background, keen mind, skillful representation, and a work ethic that has established the Cole Law Group brand.

AVVO, a Thomson Reuters independent attorney rating service, has awarded Mr. Cole its highest designation, "10.0 Superb Top Attorney." He has also been selected as a 2016 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 Jurisdiction)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2012
  • Florida, 2010
  • Minnesota, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • M.B.A.
  • Brown University, Providence, South Dakota
    • B.A.
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Certificate in International Business Studies
  • Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Published Works

  • 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
  • Co-authored, Windows Terminal Server Deployment Guide
  • The Ten Laws of Cyberwarfare, LinkedIn
  • The Argument For Russia, LinkedIn

Honors and Awards

  • 10.0 Superb Top Attorney
  • 2016 Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

  • International Network Services in Atlanta, GA, Systems Engineer
  • Stratacon, LLC, Founder, 1998 - Present
  • Online Vacation Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Chief Information Officer
  • Kroll Ontrack and Deloitte, Project manager / consultant