Nathan H. Ridley

Nathan H. Ridley



  • Governmental Affairs
  • Telecommunications and Utilities
  • Banking and Financial Services

WSG Practice Industries


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Tennessee, U.S.A.


Nathan Ridley leads the firm’s Tennessee government relations and lobbying practice as part of the Government Affairs Practice Group. This involves representing client interests in matters pending before the Tennessee General Assembly and executive branch agencies. Nathan handles regulatory matters for the firm’s utilities, financial services, and healthcare clients, and he also serves as Secretary for the firm’s Tennessee political fund.

Before joining Bradley, Nathan spent 18 years with the Tennessee General Assembly, serving as senior legislative attorney in the Office of Legal Services before his departure. In this position, he served as special counsel to the Speaker of the Senate. He drafted bills, resolutions and amendments for consideration by members of the general assembly and served as counsel for a number of committees, including the House Commerce Committee and the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

For more than 15 years, he has provided the “Legislative Update” for the Nashville Bar Association’s CLE program for state staff attorneys, as well as a similar update for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office. He is currently serving as chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s political fund, LAWPAC. He is a current member and past chair of the Tennessee Lobbyists Association. 

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1979


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1976
Areas of Practice

Banking and Financial Services | Governmental Affairs | Telecommunications and Utilities | Zoning and Land Use