Larry Bridgesmith J.D., is CEO of LegalAlignment LLC and a practicing lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee. He is listed as one of America’s Best Lawyers, among the Leading Lawyers for American Businesses and SuperLawyer. He is a member of the International Academy of Mediators and a member of the Dispute Resolution Section Council of the American Bar Association. Larry has practiced in the fields of labor, employment, and dispute resolution for over 30 years and served in management roles for boutique and mid-sized law firms throughout his career. He founded Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management and served as its inaugural Executive Director.
He holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate. Larry is an adjunct professor in legal project management, conflict management, and mediation at Vanderbilt University School of Law, Belmont University Massey Graduate School of Business, The Nashville School of Law, and the Albany Medical School Alden March Institute for Biomedical Ethics. He coordinates the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt School of Law. In 2013, Larry was awarded the Grayfred Gray Award for Public Service in Mediation by the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee. In 2017, the Tennessee Bar Association awarded Larry its President’s Award for support to the bar in legal technology implementations and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services awarded its Justice Janice Holder Award for service to the legal services community. His practice in facilitation and training in organizational change management has taken him across the country and around the world.