Leslie Ridings is a partner in the firm’s Civil Litigation practice. Her practice includes providing coverage opinions to insurance carriers and working closely with carriers to advise them on matters involving fraud and arson investigations. Her personal injury cases involve automobile and casualty defense, and health care liability. Ms. Ridings also litigates cases involving arson, fraud, contractual liability along with family law in both state and federal courts.


DistinguishedSM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


American Bar Association, member

Tennessee Bar Association, member

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, member

Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, assistant examiner

Defense Research Institute (DRI), member


J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1998
— Dean’s List
— Moot Court Board
— Dean’s Advisory Counsel
— Academic Excellence Awards in Legal Profession, Constitutional Law II, and Case Development

B.B.A., magna cum laude, East Tennessee State University, 1985


Tennessee, 1998

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1999

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2014