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Larry Bridgesmith

Adjunct Professor of Law
Inaugural Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management, Lipscomb University

Larry Bridgesmith brings more than 30 years of experience in dispute resolution and innovative workplace strategies to clients, students and business entities. Professor Bridgesmith integrates the practical, legal and academic "best practices" into dispute resolution and legal innovation in service to his client relationships. He currently serves as chair of Tennessee's Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, which works with the Tennessee Supreme Court. He was the founding executive director of the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University. He is also president of Creative Collaborations and practices law in Nashville. In 2016, he co-founded LegalAlignment which provides technology tools and legal project management training to assist lawyers in managing the delivery of legal services more efficiently with greater transparency and price predictability. He was recognized by his peers as the Grayfred Grey Mediation Public Service award winner in 2012. The Tennessee State Bar nd the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services have respectively awarded him the Presidential Award and the Justice Janice Holder Award for assisting in the implemaentation of legal technology in Tennessee.

Research Interests

Organizational development and the impact of system theory on conflict competence within organizations and legal delivery systems

Representative Publications

  • "The Summer of Union Discontent," 39:1 Journal of Health Law Journal 117 (2006)
  • "Representing the Title VII Plaintiff," 26 Wayne State Law Review 1413 (1980)