Lewis Thomason has a longstanding tradition of excellence and success. We provide a level of service that builds respect and establishes long-term relationships. Combining expertise with experience, our firm offers a wide range of legal services and strives to create an atmosphere of trust and communication between our clients and lawyers.
We work diligently to resolve conflicts and create enterprise opportunities for our clients. We respond to clients promptly and clearly, explaining matters in common, understandable language rather than complex legal jargon. By thoroughly meeting clients’ legal needs and taking care to avoid pitfalls that could lead to unnecessary litigation, Lewis Thomason offers exceptional representation at reasonable costs.
Our highly skilled attorneys cover the state of Tennessee and serve regional and national clients. Whether you are facing a lawsuit, struggling with a legal issue or need help with a complex business matter, we are confident that the first step to getting results is to contact us.
“When it matters to you, it matters to us.”
Experience is the difference.
Most cases never make it to trial, and many lawyers rarely see the inside of a courtroom. Our active and diverse caseload breeds lawyers who fearlessly push forward with litigation when necessary, have the vision to negotiate favorable settlements when doing so better serves a client and are adept at determining which path is best.
Over the years, Lewis Thomason has grown to include practice areas much broader than litigation and more expansive in scope. We continue to increase our proficiency in a variety of practice areas and are particularly focused on getting in front of legal trends in today’s digital age.
Many of our attorneys have real world experience and backgrounds, which equips us to offer an uncommon level of legal representation. Attorneys coming from successful careers outside of law bring the advantage of having been on both sides of the table – as client and lawyer. They are able to empathize with a client’s need for effective advice, regular communication and good value, while working from an arsenal of knowledge not available from just practicing law.
Earning trust in every relationship.
Trust has to be earned. Our clients come to us with an expectation for sound legal advice, innovative ideas and solid solutions. They stay with us because we deliver. We are proud to have clients who have been with us more than 50 years, and we are committed to offering a level of service that builds enduring relationships with new clients as well.
We understand that accessibility and communication are vital to a client’s sense of well-being, and we promptly return phone calls and respond to emails. We discuss your case using common, understandable language rather than complex legal jargon. Whether you have a serious inquiry or a minor question, we will contact you in timely fashion and solve issues at the pace your case demands.
Exceptional representation at a reasonable cost.
We strive to serve you effectively and efficiently. We won’t waste your time and money developing involved legal strategies when a simple solution will do. When a complex resolution is necessary, our experience helps us reach that outcome as quickly as possible.
For example, several of our construction attorneys have engineering or architectural degrees, while others are former plant managers, members of state legislatures, real estate developers and military officers. This kind of background bridges potential communication gaps and keeps you from spending money just to get us up to speed. We are able to immediately focus on your needs and get your case moving in the right direction.
Teamwork also is one of our firm’s bedrock principles. As a result, clients are able to tap into a wealth of knowledge and expertise while keeping legal fees in check.
Giving back through time and resources.
We’re believers in giving back and do so by generously donating our time and financial resources to the communities we serve. We support groups that help children, seniors, minorities and the underprivileged, as well as those that promote health and wellness, education and the arts.
Our attorneys and team members work together in their communities and support such worthy organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Community Legal Center and the Sexual Assault Center.
We perform pro bono legal services, are active in civic groups and stay involved with local and national bar associations. Our attorneys serve on the boards of directors for multiple organizations, including:
Blount County Youth Court
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
East Tennessee AIDS Foundation Board
East Tennessee Historical Society
Evergreen Historic District Association
Knoxville Museum of Art
Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
League of American Orchestras
Memphis Heritage, Inc.
Middle Tennessee Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America
Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Sexual Assault Center
Tennessee Bar Journal
Tennessee Housing Development
Tennessee SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education)
Youth Leadership of Memphis
Recognized nationally as top attorneys.
Lewis Thomason’s Nashville and Knoxville offices have been selected as members of ALFA International, the oldest legal network of independent law firms and one of the largest and strongest. ALFA is comprised of 145 member firms with 85 members in the United States and 60 members from around the globe. ALFA members must pass a rigorous evaluation process and have broad general practices with expertise in many fields.
27 Lewis Thomason attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the latest editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Practice areas include: Administrative Law, Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Education Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Immigration, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation Banking and Finance, Litigation Construction, Litigation First Amendment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Mediation, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation Defendants, Product Liability Litigation Defendants, Public Finance Law, Transportation Law, Workers’ Compensation Law Employers.
The honored attorneys are: Rehim Babaoglu, Stephen C. Barton, J. Randolph Bibb Jr., Leslie F. Bishop, John J. Britton, Charles W. Cagle, Robert F. Chapski, Joseph M. Clark, Lisa Ramsay Cole, Brian S. Faughnan, David N. Garst, Lawrence F. Giordano, William H. Haltom Jr., Albert C. Harvey, J. Kimbrough Johnson, Michael E. Keeney, John K. King, Richard W. Krieg, Marcy Dodds Magee, Jerry E. Mitchell, J. Martin Regan, Sarah Y. Sheppeard, John R. Tarpley, Christopher L. Vescovo, Stephen W. Vescovo and R. Loy Waldrop Jr.
Lewis Thomason attorneys are highly rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Martindale’s Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.
Lewis Thomason is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network. With 145 member firms in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa, ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms. ALFA International’s success is driven by its members’ broad, deep, local relationships both in the United States and throughout the world. ALFA International’s mission is to provide clients with high-quality, cost-efficient legal services worldwide. The ALFA International model enables Lewis Thomason to use its local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms within the United States and around the world as needed. Lewis Thomason clients also benefit from a wide range of unsurpassed educational programming including: seminars, webinars, legal compendia, etc. More information is available at www.alfainternational.com.