Leslie Tentler Ridings, Partner
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, casualty defense, and health care liability. She also represents clients in matters involving family law. Finally, Ms. Ridings litigates and tries cases in these areas in state and federal courts.
Ms. Ridings is admitted to practice in all Tennessee State Courts. She is also admitted to practice in federal court in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Ridings has served on many boards in the greater Kingsport area, including Contact Concern, YMCA, KOSBE, and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on the House of Delegates for the Tennessee Bar Association. She currently serves as an assistant examiner, grading bar exams for the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.
AWARDS, RECOGNITION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS
DistinguishedSM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
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
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