Nathan H. Ridley - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Nathan H. Ridley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 615-252-2382

Nathan Ridley leads the firm’s Tennessee government relations and lobbying practice as part of the firm’s Government Affairs Practice Group. This involves representing client interests in matters pending before the Tennessee General Assembly and executive branch agencies. Nathan handles regulatory matters for the firm’s utilities, financial services, and health care clients and also serves as Secretary for the firm’s Tennessee political fund.


Before joining Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Nathan spent eighteen years with the Tennessee General Assembly, serving as Senior Legislative Attorney in the Office of Legal Services before his departure.  In this position, he served as Special Counsel to the Speaker of the Senate.  He drafted bills, resolutions and amendments for consideration by members of the general assembly and served as counsel for a number of committees, including the House Commerce Committee and the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

Over the past twelve years, he has provided the “Legislative Update” for the Nashville Bar Association’s CLE program for state staff attorneys, as well as a similar update for the Tennessee Attorney General’s office. He is currently serving as chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s LAWPAC, that group’s political fund. He is a current member and past chair of the Tennessee Lobbyists Association. He is an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church where he is also teaching a class of fifth graders.

Vanderbilt UniversityBA University of Tennessee College of LawJ.D.
American Bar AssociationTennessee Bar AssociationNashville Bar AssociationNashville Bar FoundationTennessee Lobbyists AssociationNAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development AssociationTAADAS, Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services

Office Location

Roundabout Plaza, Suite 700
1600 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Government Relations Practice of the Nashville Metro Area
Nathan H. Ridley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Government Relations Practice (Campaign Finance, Government Affairs, Government Contracts, Legislative, Lobbying, Public Utility, Regulatory, Telecommunications)