Teresa Rider Bult


Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
SunTrust Plaza
401 Commerce Street, Suite 1010
Nashville, TN 37219

Tel: 615.340.3801

Email: tbult@constangy.com
Web: www.constangy.com

Teresa is both a mediator, a relationship partner for her corporate clients in the employment defense space, and for either role, 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 litigation and HR issues, as well as connecting them to the excellent attorneys at Constangy throughout the U.S.  In her 25+ years of practice as a defense-side employment litigation attorney (all years at Constangy), she has litigated cases and counseled clients on almost every conceivable employment-related issue. 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 their experience, 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.

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). Teresa is also former 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 working closely with and learning about her clients. She feels honored to call so many clients friends.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (2021)
  • Harvard Business School Online, Leading with Finance certificate (2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2013-2023)
  • Chambers USA Guide
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2008-2010, 2012-2022)
  • Top 50: Nashville Super Lawyers (2013, 2017)
  • Top 50: Women Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013, 2015, 2017-2018)
  • Top 100: 2017 Tennessee Super Lawyers (2017)
  • Top Labor & Employment Law Attorney, HR Professionals Magazine (2015)
  • Women of Influence Finalist, Nashville Business Journal (2013)
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 16 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S.

Constangy holds a national Tier 1 ranking from the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey, and has been called a “go to” law firm by Corporate Counsel and Fortune magazine. Many of our more than 150 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers in America and Martindale Hubbell.