Larry Bridgesmith

CEO & Co-founder, Legal Alignment

Larry Bridgesmith J.D., is CEO and Co-founder of Legal Alignment 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. He is an honorary invited member of the International Academy of Mediators. Larry has practiced in the fields of labor, employment and dispute resolution for over 30 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 in quality control and efficiency management. 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 was awarded the President’s Award from the Tennessee Bar Association and the Justice Janice Holder Award from the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services for his work in bringing technology to the practice of law. His work in facilitation and training in organizational change management has taken him across the country and around the world.

DASH, the AI, interoperable blockchain and ICO capable legal productivity tool developed by Legal Alignment, was introduced as entering the Beta Development Phase at the British Legal Tech Forum on March 13, 2018. Richard Tromans, “The Artificial Lawyer”, captured the significance of this announcement in his article of March 15, 2018 entitled Collaboration + Leadership: Key Themes of the British Legal Tech Forum.

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