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Teresa Rider Bult

Employment and labor Attorney at Nashville, TN

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  • State Years
    Arkansas - AR 11 years
    Tennessee - TN 27 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 25 years
    Virginia - VA 27 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Temporary Admission No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1998
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1996
    Associate No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Teresa

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Teresa Bult primarily focuses her practice on mediation and employment litigation defense, and has successfully tried both jury and non-jury cases in the employment context.

    28 years, 200 cases

  2. Litigation
    Teresa has extensive experience successfully litigating all types of discrimination and wage claims, including class claims, at both the trial and appellate level.

    28 years, 150 cases

  3. Sexual harassment
    Teresa has become known for effectively handling sexual harassment cases with complicated factual scenarios.

    28 years, 50 cases

I have been practicing employment litigation defense (exclusively on the company/ management side) for 17 years now with the same firm (Constangy)- which seems crazy.  Over those many years, I’ve learned employment law creates a strange world, and partly because of that, I can’t imagine doing anything else.  I'm not one for touting all the credentials that almost every other employment-defense attorney out there probably also has, but I guess just for the record, I should verify that yes, yes, I’ve handled a zillion (give or take) employment litigation cases, including class/ collective actions, I’ve taken tons of depositions, have taken about 10 cases through trial, and have argued some on appeal, too.

In terms of me, personally, I grew up in rural Arkansas, lived/ traveled in various spots in the U.S. during college/ law school, and finally settled in Nashville when I came to Constangy 17 years ago as a "baby attorney."  I am now married to a Missions Pastor and a mother of 3 -- two boys and a little girl we adopted from Ethiopia in 2011.  I am passionate about adoption and am always happy to talk to people who might be interested in going down this path!


I am also passionate about mentoring young attorneys/ professionals, and ensuring that (especially) women have a strong network.  I firmly believe there is such a thing as work-life balance!  But I also recognize part of my theories on that is that I work for such an amazing firm and with such amazing people. 

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Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
401 Commerce St Ste 1010
SunTrust Plaza
Nashville, TN, 37219-2484

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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Clerk/ Extern
  • Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson
  • 1996 - 1996


  • law
  • 1996
  • John Brown University
  • B.A.
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chattman v Toho Tenax of America
  • Summary Judgment granted/ reversed by 6th Cir
  • Lindberg v Universal Health Services
  • Resolved prior to full discovery
  • Hicks v Concorde Career College
  • Summary Judgment dismissal upheld by 6th Cir
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  • CrossPoint Community Church
  • Volunteer
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Women of Influence Finalist
  • Nashville Business Journal
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Highly Ranked
  • Chambers USA Guide
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Subcommittee Chair
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Having worked with Teresa since 2008, I have had the opportunity to observe first-hand her skills as a lawyer, mentor, and as a leader within our firm, our community, and our profession. Teresa has a tremendous capacity to connect with her clients, providing advice and guidance in an extremely accessible way. She balances her various leadership, charitable, family, and work obligations with enviable ease, due in no small part to her obvious strong work ethic in all that she does."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor