Lela M. Hollabaugh

Lela M. Hollabaugh


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Recognized since 2010

Nashville, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Energy Law

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Energy Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Energy Law
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Lela M. Hollabaugh has served as the lead trial lawyer in more than a dozen jury trials, as well as more than two dozen bench trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings. She advises leading natural gas pipeline companies on issues involving location, land acquisition, construction and operations. Hollabaugh serves as lead counsel for several pipeline projects in the southeast involving more than 200 lawsuits. She also represents leading pharmaceutical, medical device and other manufacturers in matters ranging from individual lawsuits to mass tort cases.

Hollabaugh has served in several leadership positions in legal, industry, and government organizations. She is a past-president of the Nashville Bar Association and is a past member of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Board of Directors. She was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2009 to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. The Supreme Court appointed her as Chair of the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility in 2011 and re-appointed her in that role in 2012 and 2013. Hollabaugh is also listed on the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Roster of Neutrals for Commercial Litigation. She holds a J.D. and B.S. (with honors) from the University of Tennessee.

Location

  • Roundabout Plaza, Suite 700
    1600 Division Street
    Nashville, TN 37203

Education

  • The University of Tennessee , J.D., graduated 1991
  • The University of Tennessee, B.S., graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Nashville Bar Assocaition - Past President
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility - Board Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel - Board of Directors

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Energy Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Energy Law, Nashville (2023)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Nashville (2022)
  • Energy Law, Nashville (2021)
  • Energy Law, Nashville (2019)
  • Energy Law, Nashville (2017)
  • Energy Law, Nashville (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Awards:

  • Listed in Nashville Business Journal, "Best of the Bar," 2013
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, "International Who's Who Products Liability Defence Lawyers," 2012-2013
  • NBJ - Best of the Bar

Other Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee

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