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Larry Bridgesmith

Adjunct Professor of Law
Coordinator Program on Law & Innovation
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 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 2010, he co-founded ERM Legal Solutions which provides technology tools to assist lawyers in adopting legal project management methodologies in their practices. He was recognized by his peers as the Grayfred Grey Mediation Public Service award winner in 2012.

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)