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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


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Ed Owens, a shareholder with the firm, practices in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate litigation, bankruptcy, business law, banking, landlord-tenant and municipal law.  Mr. Owens has handled a broad range of commercial cases in state and federal courts representing a variety of businesses such as banks, title insurance companies, commercial landlords and property owners. He frequently litigates real … Read More


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Lynn Peterson, a Lewis Thomason shareholder and a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, practices primarily in the personal injury, workers’ compensation, insurance defense, malpractice, employment law, and general litigation areas of law.  She has defended civil rights and municipal liability cases in state and Federal court. Ms. Peterson has been a speaker at workers’ compensation and employment law seminars sponsored … Read More


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Mary Ann Stackhouse is a shareholder with a broad range of jury and non-jury litigation experience. In Tennessee, her litigation work has been in the areas of transportation and tort defense, civil rights and employment defense, public education issues and public access cases in state and federal court. Ms. Stackhouse has argued cases to the Tennessee Court of Appeals and … Read More


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Janet Hayes, a Shareholder in the Knoxville office, is an advocate for employers and businesses across the state. Her practice focuses on employment and appellate law. Ms. Hayes has successfully defended all types of employment claims including sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, discrimination, workers’ compensation, invasion of privacy, wage/hour claims, and denial of benefits. She has also argued multiple issues in … Read More


Charley Sexton

Loy Waldrop, Jr. is retired from the direct representation of clients in litigation. He is now Of Counsel with Lewis Thomason for the mediation or arbitration of construction  disputes and for consultations with clients and attorneys concerning construction projects. Using his experience as an arbitrator, he served as Special Master for motion hearings and the 2022 trial of a Chancery … Read More