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Colbert, Richard L.

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Rick Colbert represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee as well as before state regulatory agencies and the NLRB. In addition to work in the courtroom, his practice often involves extensive research and writing on complex employment law issues and constitutional issues.

Mr. Colbert appears frequently in the appellate courts, having worked as primary counsel in more than ninety appeals. He has briefed and argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eighth Circuits, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and all three divisions of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He has also filed amici curiae briefs for clients in each of these courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.



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  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Labor and Employment
  • Education Law
  • Constitutional and Civil Rights
  • Tennessee Law Review
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Williamson County & Franklin Chamber of Commerce

Commercial Law

Intellectual Property
And Entertainment Law

Employment Law

Construction Law

Risk Management

Commercial Carrier


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