We are problem solvers. We understand that you crossed our threshold because you need guidance and counsel regarding a personal, business, or professional challenge, or you are facing a life-altering event. We believe that when disputes can be resolved without confrontation and expense, it is imperative we facilitate that process. We never encourage anyone to become mired in a battle that will cost more than they stand to gain. Therefore, our strategy may involve positioning your case for the best possible settlement through skillful negotiation or mediation. On the other hand, if we must go to trial, our skilled and experienced litigation lawyers in Nashville will provide strong trial and appellate representation.What We Can Do for You
The Cole Law Group culture has attracted talented attorneys who have graduated from highly acclaimed schools, served in the military, and earned professional honors and respect in the legal community. We encourage our lawyers to bring their unique abilities and diverse experience to the table in order to develop the best possible strategies for our clients. With our collaborative teamwork and outside-the-box way of thinking, we combat the opposition with creative solutions that other attorneys might not even think of. The overall strength and knowledge within the firm, plus a wide bandwidth of concentrations, allows us to offer you a variety of legal services:Divorce
Cole Law Group began as a family law firm and through the years has had a highly successful track record in achieving the objectives of our divorce clients both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. We often deal with high-asset, complex cases.
However, whether your divorce is contentious with children or simple and uncontested, your unique concerns will be our focus, and our team will give you the same personal attention and sophisticated legal guidance that we provide all of our clients. We want to partner with you as an informed client. You will therefore have an attorney, a back-up attorney, and a paralegal assigned to you who will communicate in a timely manner regarding the status of your case. Most divorce cases do not go to trial. However, if that should become necessary, our litigation attorneys will aggressively protect what is important to you.Child Custody
If you are a parent going through divorce, keeping your children close to you is probably the most important issue. At Cole Law Group our number one priority is the best interests of your children. Even though family courts in the Nashville area adhere to the principle of "joint custody" or "shared custody," there is evidence you can provide to show that you are the more involved parent, the main caretaker of the children, and the parent who can provide the most stable environment for your children. We will counsel you regarding what records you should collect to offer as evidence, how to handle yourself in a deposition, and how to put your best foot forward in family court. We are skilled and experienced negotiators who can help you work through every aspect of a favorable parenting plan. We have established a record of success in negotiations as well as in the courtroom.Defamation and Privacy
If someone makes a written or verbal statement about you that is decidedly false, and cannot be considered an opinion, then you have been defamed. Invasion of privacy laws are in effect when personal sensitive information about a person is made public. This information may be disseminated in photos, videos, or recordings. In recent years it has become common for defamatory material to be dispensed on the internet via social media, which spreads like wildfire and can do immense harm to personal and professional relationships, reputations, and businesses. If you are a victim of defamation or an invasion of privacy, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney immediately. Evidence can disappear quickly. Attorney Todd Cole has a special interest in these types of cases and has successfully represented a number of individuals who have asserted defamation or privacy claims. You can trust that he will handle your case with the utmost compassion and discretion.Immigration Law
Cole Law Group’s immigration law practice has helped many clients adjust their immigration status and avoid the possibility of deportation. We understand that your immigration status can affect the unity of your family, the trajectory of your career, and the stability of your life. A single error can result in devastating consequences that may separate you from loved ones or change your life forever. That’s why it is more important than ever before to find a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and ethical legal partner to assist you in correctly navigating the immigration process. No matter who you are or where you are from, Cole Law Group’s Nashville immigration lawyers will evaluate your case, explain your options, and guide you through the complicated immigration system. You don’t have to face your immigration challenges alone. Cole Law Group will provide you with the customized professional assistance you need to have peace of mind and start down a pathway toward the American Dream. Our immigration team is fluent in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.Sexual Harassment
Have you been subjected to unwanted sexual comments or behavior while at work or in an academic environment? Unfortunately, sexual harassment is prevalent in the workplace and in schools across the country, including Tennessee. Sexual harassment laws are the federal and state laws that prohibit unwelcome and offensive sexual behavior that adversely affects a person's job or academic achievement. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is the primary federal law that prohibits sexual harassment (as a form of sex discrimination) in the workplace. Some state laws offer additional protections. Tennessee has the Tennessee Human Rights Act that offers protection similar in scope to that of Title VII. If you want to make a claim of sexual harassment, be sure to save any evidence or documentation that you have, including the names of prospective witnesses. There are time limits and requirements that must be met in order to file a sexual harassment claim. Don't hesitate to contact one of our Nashville sexual harassment attorneys for help.Business & Commercial
Our Nashville business lawyers are proud to provide clients with the ability to establish their companies and ensure that they are poised for success. To do this, we work to provide our clients with unshakable foundations on which they can build their companies and allow them to grow. The four pillars of a solid business foundation are:
- The selection of a proper entity
- Establishing a solid business plan
- Organizing day-to-day operations, and
- Preventing future legal disputes.
Our Cole Law Group business team has the experience to counsel large and small companies regarding transactional, administrative, and operational matters. We also offer on-going general counsel services at a flat rate. And, if a business dispute should arise, our Nashville business team will combine business acumen acquired from a decade of experience in the business world with the strength of our negotiation and litigation skills to advocate for a favorable resolution.Military Law
Paul Tennison, who is the lead attorney for Cole Law Group's military law division, has the experience and knowledge necessary to aggressively advocate for clients in all types of Military Law issues. Paul understands the military investigative process first hand. His twelve years of service in the army is a distinct advantage for Cole Law Group clients, for while he was gaining an expansive knowledge of military law, he was also developing the confidence to practice law in high-pressure situations. The scope of Attorney Tennison's military law practice encompasses representation of current service members who are facing military discipline, administrative action, or court-martial. He also represents military clients and civilian contractors through the security clearance appeals process; military clients going through administrative or separation boards; and veterans who need help with discharge reviews, correction of military records, and filing disability claims with the VA. If you are a current or former military member and need legal assistance, let our Nashville military lawyer serve you.Personal Injury
Personal injury law protects individuals who have had their quality of life compromised or who have incurred overwhelming expenses due to the negligent acts of another party. When you become the victim of a serious injury, you may incur significant medical expenses, current and future lost wages, an extended period of rehabilitation, future pain and suffering, long-term disability, or wrongful death. Our personal injury attorneys serving Nashville are committed to helping victims and their families get the compensation they deserve. We are selective in the cases we accept and are not a high-volume personal injury law firm. If we do take your case, you can expect individual attention, precise investigation and preparation, a well thought out strategy, and consistent communication. We understand how to effectively represent your rights during negotiations in order to gain maximum benefit for you. As tenacious and results-driven litigators, we will also aggressively present your case and seek justice for you in civil court.Government & Administrative Law
In the modern and technological world of commerce and specialized professions, all levels of government have dramatically increased regulation and oversight of business, development, and professional discipline. Failure to comply with government rules can result in massive civil penalties, agency investigations, or professional discipline. Our Nashville government and administrative lawyers understand that entrepreneurial and professional success can require more than just hard work and innovation – it requires successfully wading through complicated government procedures and bureaucracies for approval to profitably conduct your business or advance your career in compliance with law. Developers or homeowners often contend with zoning disputes which threaten to undermine economic success or transform historical neighborhoods. Even professionals at the top of their field may become engulfed in Board investigations and disciplinary actions. From acquiring permits or licenses to sell valuable goods or services to overcoming government investigations or sanctions, Cole Law Group’s government and administrative lawyers are committed to defending your economic interests, professional credentials, and legal rights at the local, state, and federal levels of government.Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual property (IP) law deals with protecting the rights of individuals who, through mental labor, have created an original product. Generally speaking, trademarks protect a symbol or a name that identifies a particular producer of goods or services. Copyrights protect works of expression, such as written or artistic pieces and the rights to reproduce, display, or create derivative works based thereon. Trade secrets are any particular formula, technique, process, or sensitive marketing piece of information that provides a particular company with an advantage in the marketplace. If you have invested your time and money in developing your business or talent, it would serve your best interests to retain legal representation in order to protect your intellectual property. Our intellectual property attorneys can help you through a variety of IP challenges, such as trademark registration and litigation, copyright registration and litigation, trade secret protection, IP consultation/advice, unfair competition, right of publicity, and licensing agreements.Entertainment Law
If you are looking for maximum protection and representation you can trust in the Nashville entertainment arena or the rapidly expanding competitive esports world, you are on solid ground with Cole Law Group. Our team consists of business lawyers who are experienced in negotiating and drafting contracts, establishing business entities, working out sponsorship deals, and providing ongoing business representation. Our intellectual property attorneys are also on hand to provide insight and protect your creative works. And, if you should have an issue with regard to slander, libel, or invasion of privacy, you can rely on our legal knowledge and experience with high-profile defamation cases to help you avoid these pitfalls or defend against them. Our Nashville entertainment and esports lawyers take great pride in providing wise counsel, fierce negotiation skills, personalized client service, and the privacy of a boutique firm.Why Choose Cole Law Group?
You deserve to work with Nashville litigation lawyers who are talented, responsive, and demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics. Every lawyer at Cole Law Group understands that our integrity and the quality of work we produce will have a significant impact on you, your future, the future of your family, your professional reputation, or the success of your business enterprise. We strive to build a lasting partnership with our clients based upon mutual trust and respect. We believe that clients who put their future in our hands deserve the highest caliber of client service, legal representation, and ethical standards. The first step to a successful outcome is choosing the right attorney.