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John Britton

John J. Britton is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office. His practice focuses on litigation in state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as state and local boards and administrative agencies. He focuses primarily on eminent domain and condemnation, real estate and real estate related litigation, firearms law, contract negotiation and drafting, and business litigation. In eminent domain … Read More


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John Randolph (Randy) Bibb, Jr. is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office. Mr. Bibb has nearly 40 years’ experience defending products liability and toxic tort claims and lawsuits across the United States. He has served as lead trial counsel representing product manufacturers in more than 100 jury trials in state and federal courtrooms from New York to California and … Read More


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Lars Schuller

Lars E. Schuller joined the firm as special counsel in 2006 as the manager of the firm’s Sevierville office. He now practices in the firm’s Knoxville office, principally in the areas of real estate litigation, real estate title law, real estate transactions, and related matters.  He has obtained defense judgments for sellers, title agencies, title insurance companies, and real estate … Read More


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Glenn R. Walter, a shareholder of Lewis Thomason, has a varied litigation-based practice. Mr. Walter regularly handles matters related to the defense of accountants, accounting firms, and lawyers in professional liability matters. He also has extensive experience as lead counsel in the areas of insurance defense, product liability, insurance coverage, personal injury, healthcare liability, transportation, agri-business liability defense, workers’ compensation, and … Read More


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Ben Jones

Ben Jones is a shareholder in the Knoxville office of Lewis Thomason. Mr. Jones’ practice primarily concentrates on personal injury, insurance and casualty defense in civil litigation with his primary emphasis in the areas of hospitality litigation, amusement litigation, commercial vehicle/automobile litigation, professional liability and general tort defense. Mr. Jones has defended wrongful death and other catastrophic injury cases and … Read More


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Leslie Bishop

Leslie F. Bishop, a Lewis Thomason shareholder, is responsible for all aspects of a general defense litigation practice, with an emphasis in workers’ compensation and employment law. Her employment practice ranges from representation of employers at state agencies to trial on all employment issues. She currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. Ms. Bishop joined the … Read More


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Preston A. Hawkins, a shareholder in the Knoxville office, concentrates his practice on general tort litigation, construction litigation, appellate advocacy, and criminal defense.  Mr. Hawkins is lead trial counsel and has successfully defended global corporations in significant lawsuits in state and federal court.  Mr. Hawkins has also successfully represented contractors, design professionals, and owners in numerous construction litigation matters and … Read More


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Bob Chapski is a shareholder and a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator in the firm’s Nashville office. He is chair of the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Chapski regularly represents businesses and individuals and is experienced in a variety of litigation-related practice fields including product liability, tort, commercial/business litigation and … Read More


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John R. Tarpley, a shareholder in our Nashville office, has been involved in complex litigation in the areas of transportation, tort, product liability, and a wide range of insurance-related matters in both state and federal courts. Mr. Tarpley has established himself as one of the pre-eminent lawyers who represent commercial transportation companies and their employees in Tennessee and nationwide.  He … Read More


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Rodney A. Fields

Rodney A. Fields, managing shareholder of the Knoxville office, joined Lewis Thomason in 1991.  He is Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors and manages the firm’s Business Practice Group.  Mr. Fields divides his practice between litigation and transactional work. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and casualty defense litigation. Mr. Fields also … Read More