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Dolapo C. Olushola-Uwaifo

Director Legal Process Engineering

Dolapo Olushola-Uwaifo is an attorney in the Nashville office of Baker Donelson who serves as Director Legal Process Engineering for Litigation attorneys and clients.

Professional Biography

In her role as Director Legal Process Engineering, Dolapo collaborates with attorneys and clients to design, develop and facilitate the adoption of innovative tools and processes that improve the practice of law and the delivery of legal services. She provides consulting on Project Management and Process Improvement methodologies and best practices.

Dolapo focuses on providing reliable matter budgets, legal project management plans, matter and budget reporting processes and tools, as well as internal and external facing matter management portals. She also facilitates the use of BakerManage® processes and technology to plan, execute, monitor, and control legal projects, in order to ensure efficiency, and to maintain set profit margins and performance levels.

She brings an array of experience. Dolapo is PMP® certified through the Project Management Institute (PMI), and has a Lean Six Sigma certification from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).

Professional Memberships

  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member – Nashville Bar Association
  • Member – Lawyers Association for Women 
  • Member – Project Management Institute

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Selected as a "Top 40 Under 40 in Tennessee" by The National Black Lawyers (September 2019)
  • Chair – High School Summer Internship Program, Nashville Bar Association Diversity Committee (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Committee Member – Nashville Bar Association Diversity Committee (2016 – present)
  • Lean Six Sigma-Yellow Belt, International Association For Six Sigma Certification (IASSC), 2016
  • Project Management Professional (PMP™) Project Management Institute, 2014
  • Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM™) Project Management Institute, 2011
  • "Navigating Complex Client Situations as a Legal Project Manager- Insights from Client Facing LPMs & Case Studies," LawVision Legal Project Management Roundtable (October 2022)
  • "Legal Service Innovation- Past- Present- Future," Law Practice in 2050, Vanderbilt University Law School (September 2022)
  • "Legal Service Innovation – Implementing LPM," Law Practice in 2050, Vanderbilt University Law School (September 2021)
  • "Using LPM to Streamline and Enhance Legal Operations, Community of Legal Innovators (CLI)," "Tipping the Scales" Webinar Series (July 2021)
  • "Integrating LPM and Process Improvement," Global LPM Summit (June 2021)
  • "Implementing & Integrating Legal Project Management Technology to Drive Better Business," Global LPM Summit, Online Event (June 2021)
  • "AFA's for Litigation: How to Make Them Work for Both Sides/ De-Mystifying and Developing AFAs for Litigation," American Bar Association Litigation Section Annual Conference (May 2021)
  • "The Practice of Legal Project Management: Past, Present, Future," Law Practice in 2050, Vanderbilt University Law School (September 2020)
  • "Using Your JD Outside the Practice of Law," Southern Region Black Law Students Association Academic Retreat, Vanderbilt University Law School (October 2019)
  • "Using Legal Project Management to Clarify Client Expectations, Provide Predictable Legal Fees, and Improve Communication," Client CLE (December 2018)


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 2015
    • Vanderbilt Program on Law and Innovation, Member, 2014 – 2015
    • Technology in Legal Practice, Best Consumer Facing App Award, 2015
  • Davidson College, B.A. in Economics, 2012


  • Tennessee, 2015

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