Larry Bridgesmith

Larry Bridgesmith J.D., is Managing Partner of Accelerate Insite LLC, CEO of LegalAlignment LLC and a practicing lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been listed as one of America’s Best Lawyers, among the Leading Lawyers for American Businesses and SuperLawyer. Larry is a member of the International Academy of Mediators and a former member of the Dispute Resolution Section Council of the American Bar Association. Larry has practiced in the fields of labor, employment, and dispute resolution for over 40 years and served in management roles for boutique and mid-sized law firms throughout his career. He founded Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management and served as its inaugural Executive Director. He holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate. Larry is an adjunct professor in legal project management, conflict management and mediation at Vanderbilt University School of Law, Belmont University Massey Graduate School of Business, The Nashville School of Law and the Albany Medical School Alden March Institute for Biomedical Ethics. He coordinates the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt School of Law. In 2013, Larry was awarded the Grayfred Gray Award for Public Service in Mediation by the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee. In 2017, he received the Justice Janice Holder Award and the Tennessee Bar Association President’s Award for technology innovation in the legal system. His practice in facilitation and training in organizational change management has taken him across the country and around the world. Larry’s current interests include legal technology development, access to justice for all and “better, faster and cheaper” innovation in law, education and healthcare.