Laura Deakins
Memphis
(901) 525-8721 VCARD

Education

University of Virginia, B.A., 2008
University of Memphis, J.D., 2011

Deakins

Laura Deakins, a shareholder in the Memphis office, focuses her civil litigation practice primarily on the defense of corporations, as well as doctors and hospitals in healthcare liability matters.  She has extensive appellate experience, arguing and briefing many matters before the appellate courts.  Prior to joining Lewis Thomason, Ms. Deakins served four years as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Holly Kirby on both the Tennessee Supreme Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals where she worked on over 100 appellate opinions in a wide variety of legal fields.  Ms. Deakins has achieved successful results for her clients through defense ...

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Laura Deakins, a shareholder in the Memphis office, focuses her civil litigation practice primarily on the defense of corporations, as well as doctors and hospitals in healthcare liability matters.  She has extensive appellate experience, arguing and briefing many matters before the appellate courts.  Prior to joining Lewis Thomason, Ms. Deakins served four years as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Holly Kirby on both the Tennessee Supreme Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals where she worked on over 100 appellate opinions in a wide variety of legal fields.  Ms. Deakins has achieved successful results for her clients through defense jury verdicts, summary judgments, mediations, and on appeal.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Association for Women Attorneys
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Memphis Business Journal – Best of the Bar – Ace Associate Winner (2019)
  • SuperLawyers Mid-South Rising Star – Appellate Category (2018 – 2020)
  • Association for Women Attorneys (AWA)
    • President (2019 – Present)
    • President Elect (2018)
    • Vice President (2017)
    • Annual Meeting Chair (2015 – 2017)
    • Mary Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament Committee (2014 – 2019)
    • Mentor (2016 – Present)
  • Included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for her work in Appellate Practice and Medical Malpractice Law/Defendants
  • Memphis Bar Association
    • Bench Bar Conference Committee Recruitment Chair (2018 – 2019)
    • Social Committee – Member (2018 – Present)
    • Young Lawyers’ Division Member (2013- Present)
  • Tennessee Bar Association – Executive Counsel for Appellate Section (2019 – Present)
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility – Hearing Committee Panel Member (2018 – Present)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society (2018 – Present)
  • Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inns of Court – Associate (2016 – Present)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court – Attorney for Justice (2017- 2018)
  • Community Legal Center (CLC) – Board Member (2016 – 2017)
  • South Main Association (2013 – 2017)
  • Downtown Memphis Commission- My HQ Committee (2016)
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, ADR/Mediation, and Labor Law
  • Cecil C. Humphreys Law Fellowship
  • Kiesewetter, Wise, Kaplan & Prather, PLC Labor Law Award
  • Dean’s Distinguished Service Award – Platinum
  • Scholarship Chair Association for Women Attorneys
  • Girls’ Preparatory School Young Alum Council
  • Junior League of Memphis
  • Chi Omega Symphony Award
  • Girls Preparatory School Founders’ Medal (embodied the founders’ goals of integrity and character).

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Junior League of Memphis
  • South Main Association
  • Girls’ Preparatory School Young Alum Council

 

Laura Deakins

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