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.

Practice Areas

Health Care

Nashville has a vibrant healthcare industry. Over the years, Mr. Cole has represented healthcare companies in numerous contexts. He has assisted such firms in the acquisition of new facilities, in the defense of securities class actions and claims by former executives. He has handled disputes over the dissolution of medical practices. He successfully defended a health insurer in a putative class action alleging state regulatory violations. Another insurer client obtained summary judgment against a hospital’s claim for coverage arising out of secret 1940’s radiation experiments. He also obtained summary judgment for a medical device manufacturer in a putative class action.


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


Pennsylvania, 1981
Virginia, 1984
Tennessee, 1986


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 


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Nashville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association