SunTrust Plaza
401 Commerce Street, Suite 1010
Nashville, Tennessee 37219T: 615.340.3801

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of employment litigation, including class claims
  • Sexual harassment investigations and defense
  • Policy analysis and employment law training
  • Compliance Audits
  • Mediation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2012
  • Virginia, 1996
  • Tennessee, 1997
  • District of Columbia, 1998
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • 4th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1996
  • 6th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2002
  • 7th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2014
  • 8th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2015


Pepperdine University School of Law

  • J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • Margaret Martin Brock Academic Scholar (1995-96)
  • Labor Law Mock Arbitration Panel (Fall 1995)
  • Fall Individual Advocacy Tournament (1995)
  • London Legal Program Student Representative (1995)
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

John Brown University

  • B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1993
  • Arkansas Governor’s Scholar
  • John Brown Division Scholar
  • American Studies Program Representative
  • Washington, D.C. (Fall 1991)
  • Internship with U.S. Senator Don Nickles (Fall 1991) 


Teresa Rider Bult
Administrative Partner and General Counsel to the Firm

"I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I'm more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter."

--Bob Goff 

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 20+ years of practice as a defense-side employment litigation attorney (all 20+ 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 collective and individual 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’s bio has to list all the amazing stuff they have done to impress everyone, for the record, 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, butif you happen to want to hear more,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 such as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Martindale Hubbell, Chambers USA, and the Nashville Business Journal (Women of Influence).  Currently, she is serving as co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section's Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee. 

No matter the trials won or the accolades on paper, the thing Teresa loves most about her work is meeting new people. She feels honored to call so many clients friends.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Named Top Labor & Employment Law Attorney by HR Professionals Magazine, 2015
  • Named Top 50 Women by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2015-2016)
  • Highly ranked in Chambers USA Guide
  • Nashville Business Journal, Women of Influence Finalist, 2013
  • AV® Peer Review Rated By Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers (2008-2010, 2012-2016)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers® (2013-2018)

Professional Activities/Associations

  • Co-chair, Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee, ABA Litigation Section
  • 4Word Nashville Leadership Team
  • Nashville CEO Roundtable Member
  • Former Editorial Board member, ABA Litigation News Magazine
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Harry B. Phillips American Inns of Court, alumni
  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Board of Trusts, St. Paul Christian Academy
  • West Nashville Inner City Dream Center volunteer
  • Cross Point Community Church volunteer
  • Former General Counsel, Outlook Nashville

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Teresa enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, as well their little girl, whom they adopted from Ethiopia. When Teresa is not chasing after her kids, she enjoys hanging out at the lake (or any body of water), writing legal and leadership articles, travel, home projects, promoting adoption, and volunteering with kids and single moms at the West Nashville Dream Center, where her husband is the Director/Pastor. She loves the outdoors, and wishes she had more time to fit in water skiing and hiking!
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