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Cole Hodge

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Phone: (615) 256-4838
Fax: (615) 468-0384

1801 West End Ave #850
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Cole Hodge is a civil trial lawyer who handles an array of civil and commercial litigation matters, including, but not limited to, real estate disputes, contract disputes, disputes involving wills and trusts, insurance disputes, shareholder, partner and LLC member disputes, and employment disputes. In his practice, Mr. Hodge represents clients from a wide variety of industries and professions, including individuals and businesses, from small to large. Mr. Cole represents clients in state and in federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and administrative proceedings.

During law school, Cole was captain of the National Trial Team, a 2019 Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial National Champion, recipient of the Tennessee Attorney General Award for Excellence, and was granted membership to The Order of Barristers. Cole also demonstrated strong leadership abilities in law school by serving as Chair of the Moot Court Board, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Membership Chair for the Sanford Phi Alpha Delta Chapter, Public Relations Chair for the Health Law Society, and by co-founding the Vol to Law mentoring program. For these leadership efforts, Cole was awarded the Chancellor George Lewis Leadership Award. Cole also gained professional experience in law school while serving as a Judge Advocate General extern with the United States Air Force, a student attorney in the College of Law’s Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, a judicial extern with the Civil Division of United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Bruce Guyton, Chief United States Magistrate for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Cole grew up in a nearby suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, and he has lived in the Nashville area for most of his life. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Cole worked as a Lobbyist Aide for a governmental association in the Tennessee Legislature, an Intelligence Analyst for the State of Tennessee, and as a Manager of Proposal Development for a major corporation. Following these professional experiences, Cole attended law school at The University of Tennessee College of Law..

Cole is an active member of the Hendersonville Church of the Nazarene and the Nashville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. He is also a fan of Notre Dame football, North Carolina basketball, the Green Bay Packers, the New York Yankees, and the Nashville Soccer Club.


J.D., The University of Tennessee College of Law
Cum Laude

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Summa cum laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Tennessee, 2021
United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2022
United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2022
United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2022
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

Chattanooga Bar Association

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Client Reviews
Ross Pepper is indeed a "lawyer's lawyer." He quickly gets to the heart of the matter and does not waste time on trifles. His knowledge of the attorneys on the opposing side and the judge hearing our matter gave me comfort. Ron Erickson Chairman and CEO eCharge Corporation
Mr. Pepper did such a thorough job that I never had to go to trial. He obtained an excellent settlement for me and one that was far more than what was originally offered. Kenneth Casey President KHCV TV Seattle, Washington
I am writing in regard to Ross Pepper at Pepper Law. I was a 1099 Representative. My company was a large independent representative company for a very large national service company. As a long time business owner, it was very hard to turn over control to Ross and his firm. In a short time, I recognized I could not only trust Ross, but could be dependent on his direction and control. Through my experience, Ross was dependable and pragmatic. Ross took great conscious of my legal expenses through the entire process. I have had the experience of working with many and attorneys on several complicated matters through my career, but none as great as this case. I could not recommend Ross more as a critical asset. Tom N.