Colten focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, business law, and estate planning at the firm’s Sumner County office. His practice consists of representing clients in civil litigation matters, advising clients on a variety of business issues, including drafting all manner of contracts, and helping individuals plan for the distribution of their estates. He has represented companies in defending against claims of breach of contract, products liability, and trademark infringement, as well as represented businesses on the plaintiff’s side to enforce their contractual rights.
Upon graduating law school, Colten clerked at Warren Circuit Court (KY) for the Hon. John R. Grise and Hon. Steve A. Wilson. Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Colten practiced civil defense at a Nashville law firm.
- Represents businesses enforcing and defending against breach of contract claims.
- Defended corporation against a trademark infringement claim.
- Represented large corporation in intellectual property and products liability matters.
Small Business Law
- Assists small businesses and non-profits with formation issues.
- Helps small businesses establish and protect intellectual property rights, such as trademark and other branding rights.
- Drafts all manner of contracts necessary to operate a successful business, such as operation agreements, service agreements, license agreements, terms and conditions, and employment agreements.
- Assists clients in preparing estate planning documents and protecting the assets of the estate.
- Litigates to ensure proper distribution of estate assets, including actions to protect against waste, misappropriation, and other wrongful acts.
Professional Recognition and Activities
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Association
- Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals’ Council, Member
Colten is the head high school boys’ tennis coach at Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville. He also works with the Hendersonville Parks Department and the United States Tennis Association in offering a variety of youth and adult tennis programs.
Colten is a Sumner County native (Cottontown) and attended grade school in White House. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and young daughter, as well as playing tennis and going for runs with his dog.
Colten attended Lipscomb University on a tennis scholarship and was a four-year starter on its NCAA Division 1 men’s tennis team. He was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team and was recognized as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association scholar athlete. He is a certified teaching professional by the United States Professional Tennis Association and specializes in junior development.