Attorney at Law
My practice includes representing business clients in various disputes, including breach of contract, partnership disputes, non-compete disputes and employment matters. In addition to my litigation practice, I regularly assist clients with their general corporate needs. This often means preparing legal agreements to match my clients’ business strategies, whether drafting a severance agreement on short notice or preparing an asset purchase agreement for a new acquisition.
I'm based in Nashville but have served as counsel to clients across the… read more country.
"Cole Dowsley and Thompson Burton PLLC are critical to my company's success as a growing small business. Their business law expertise has been very helpful in dealing with a variety of matters, ranging from contract negotiations to customer disputes. Cole always represents our interests with professionalism and integrity. I highly recommend his firm to other entrepreneurs and business owners to provide sound advice and representation for all legal matters."
"Cole Dowsley and Thompson Burton represented me in a business divorce. After almost a year and a half of litigation with another attorney, I retained Cole, and he was able to arrive at a successful settlement in just a few months. As a business owner who has worked with a number of attorneys, I can say Cole provided excellent counsel. He kept me updated on my case, was diligent, and handled my case to a swift and successful completion. In addition, he displayed a great command of discovery skills, mediation, and negotiation. He is a true business lawyer and understands the complexities of business law that a lot of “litigators” do not. Since using Cole and Thompson Burton, I have referred a number of friends to Thompson Burton and will continue to do so. I only wish that I had retained him much sooner."
Thompson Burton, PLLC
Jan 2013 - Present
Cole leads the firms business litigation practice. He practice includes representing companies and individuals in various business disputes, including breach of contract, partnership disputes, restrictive covenants in employment contracts, fraud, real estate/construction disputes, theft of trade secrets and securities violations.
Cornelius & Collins, LLP
Sep 2005 - Dec 2012
I joined Cornelius & Collins, LLP in 2005 as an associate and was named partner in 2012. My practice focused primarily in the area of general civil litigation, including commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, professional liability defense, employment disputes, and entertainment litigation.