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Legal Services

Requests for legal assistance should be directed to Ryan R. Brown. Esq. or Deanna Cooper, Esq. In the event Mr. Brown or Ms. Cooper are unavailable and the matter requires immediate attention, please contact [email protected] you will be provided with direction as quickly as possible.

The Office of the General Counsel engages outside counsel to work on particular matters when considerations such as cost and specialized subject matter make it appropriate to do so. University personnel should not contact outside counsel concerning University business without prior consultation with General Counsel. Similarly, all communications from outside attorneys should be referred to the Office of the General Counsel.

Legal Referrals

The Office of the General Counsel represents the University, including individual Lincoln Memorial University officials acting in their official capacities. The Office does not represent or advise individual faculty, students, staff members, or administrators in personal legal matters outside the scope of their business as University officials.

From time to time, members of the University community need personal legal advice or representation. Faculty and staff may obtain a free telephone consultation with an attorney through WorkLife Matters, an employee assistance program provided through Guardian Life Insurance. Contact information for this company is available at

The Office of the General Counsel is familiar with the legal resources available in the area and is pleased to provide general information about how members of the community may obtain legal assistance. Except to identify outside attorneys who may be available to provide such services, the University plays no role in the engagement. The individual must make his or her own arrangements, including fee arrangements, with the outside attorney.