Lisa M. Carson



Lisa Carson is a 1991 honors graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Order of the Coif and was the recipient of the prestigious Founder’s Medal. Prior to attending Vanderbilt, Lisa graduated from Franklin High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Belmont University. She joined the firm as a clerk in 1988, became an associate in 1991 and became a partner in 1996. Lisa splits her practice between health care operations law and civil defense litigation. She represents providers in matters concerning peer review, EMTALA, hospital and medical staff bylaws, medical malpractice and credentialing of physicians. She handles a variety of litigation for municipal and other clients, including tort defense, constitutional claims, and employment litigation. As an employment litigator, she has provided legal defense for clients in race, sex, age and disability discrimination actions, harassment cases and retaliatory discharge matters. Lisa has received an AV “Preeminent” Martindale-Hubbell rating from her peers. Community involvement is very important to Lisa. She serves on the Staff Parish Relations Committee and Building Committee for her church, is an active member of Rotary and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Williamson County Boys and Girls Club and Williamson Animal Services, Inc. She is the Chancellor for the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. Lisa mentored aspiring young lawyers by coaching the Franklin High School Mock Trial Team for over ten years. She has been an instructor of Business Law and an adjunct professor of Health Care Management at Belmont University, and presents educational seminars for hospital boards, health care providers and medical staff support personnel throughout the country. Lisa is presently a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and a member of the Williamson County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association litigation section and the Tennessee County Attorneys’ Association. Lisa, her husband Byron, and their two dogs are long-time residents of Franklin.


Areas of Practice
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Governmental Law
  • Tennessee Bar, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, 1991, J.D.
    • Honors:  Order of the Coif
    • Honors:  Member, Moot Court Board
  • Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1987, B.A.
    • Honors:  Cum Laude
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Instructor, Business Law, Belmont University Center for Quality and Professional Development, 1997-2004
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Care Management and the Law, Belmont University, 1998-2001
Members Honors
  • Recipient, Founder’s Medal
Members Honors
  • Williamson County Bar Association
    • Treasurer, 1993-1994
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Tennessee County Attorneys Association
Community Involvement
  • Staff Parish Relations Committee, United Methodist Church
  • Building Committee, United Methodist Church
  • Rotary Club of Franklin
  • Williamson County Boys and Girls Club, Board of Directors
  • Williamson Animal Services, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Franklin High School Mock Trial Team