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 practical, legal and academic best practices into dispute resolution and legal innovation in service to his client relationships. He has served 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. DASH, its primary legal technology platform, was chosen as a finalist in the 2021 British Legal Technology Awards program in the Innovative Legal Services category. Bridgesmith was recognized by his peers with the Grayfred Grey Mediation Public Service Award in 2012. The Tennessee State Bar and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services have awarded him the Presidential Award and the Justice Janice Holder Award, respectively, for assisting in the implementation of legal technology in Tennessee.