Attorney - H. Buckley Cole


H. Buckley Cole
HBS Nashville Office

P: 615-277-5006
F: 615-313-8008
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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.

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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.


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


Pennsylvania, 1981
Virginia, 1984
Tennessee, 1986


Nashville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association 


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


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