Teresa Rider Bult - Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Teresa Rider Bult

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

First and foremost, Teresa is a relationship partner for her corporate clients in the employment defense space, and a very practical "problem solver."  She is constantly trying to figure out how to connect her clients to resources that can make their job easier, help them navigate through tricky employment and HR issues, as well as connecting them to the excellent  attorneys at Constangy throughout the U.S. In her 19 years of practice as a defense-side employment litigation attorney (all 19 years at Constangy), she has litigated cases and counseled clients on almost every conceivable employment-related issues involving everything from co-workers literally spray-painting each other, to employees sending inappropriate texts, to serious whistleblowing and wage claims. She’s learned employment law creates a strange world, and partly because of that, she can’t imagine doing anything else.

 Because every good attorney bio has to list all the amazing stuff they have done to impress everyone, for the record, yes, yes, Teresa has handled a zillion employment litigation cases, including class/ collective actions, has taken a gazillion depositions, has taken multiple cases to trial, and has argued in front of the appellate courts, too. Oh, and she loves mediating, public speaking, mentoring, and making employment law training fun.

And feel free to stop there, but if you happen to want to hear more attempts to impress, just know that Teresa also serves as Administrative Partner and General Counsel at Constangy, was the founding chair of Constangy’s Women's Network, and has received numerous awards and nominations from Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Martindale Hubbell, Chambers USA, and the Nashville Business Journal (Women of Influence), just to name a few.  Currently, she is serving as cochair of the ABA Litigation Section's Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee.  

John Brown UniversityBA 1993Pepperdine UniversityJ.D. 1996
Nashville DreamCenter

Case History

Butler v Southwest Airlines, 2014 WL 199257 (S.D. IN January 16, 2014)

Summary judgment on race discrimination claim in favor of Southwest Airlines, represented by Teresa Bult and Constangy, Brooks & Smith.

Dominion v Dataium Industries, 2013 WL 6858266 (TN Cir. Court, Dec. 27, 2013)

Complex noncompete case; won after bench trial.

HIcks v. Concorde Career College, 695 F.Supp.2d 779 (WD Tenn 2010).

Appellate court upheld summary judgment in a race discrimination/ equal pay act claim against Concorde Career College.

Brooks v . Invista (Koch Industries), 528 F.Supp.2d 785 (ED Tenn. 2007)

Won $50k attorneys' fee award in Title VII case after dismissal of case on summary judgment.

Turner v Liberty National Ins Co., 488 F.Supp.2d 672 (MD Tenn 2007)

Key case finding that discharge is required for violation of Tennessee common law retaliatory discharge claims.  Claim dismissed.

Office Location

SunTrust Plaza, Suite 1010
401 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37219
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Female