Brown

Charley Sexton

Ms. Brown, a shareholder since 1991,  joined the firm after graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1984. For the past 36 years she has had diverse and extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, tort, employment discrimination, product liability, and workers’ compensation. Her work with directors’ and officers’ litigation and bond claims has resulted in a … Read More

Askew

Charley Sexton

Robyn Jarvis Askew is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office who focuses her practice on all aspects of real estate, corporate, and business matters. She represents corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, and limited liability companies regarding entity formation, financing, and operations, including preparation, review and negotiation of commercial contracts of all types spanning multiple industries. Ms. Askew’s  real estate practice … Read More

Garst

Charley Sexton

David N. Garst, B.Arch., J.D., is a shareholder in the Lewis Thomason Nashville office, where he serves a pivotal role as the chair of the Construction Law Practice Group and on the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Garst’s legal practice is focused on general construction law, with emphases on architects’ and engineers’ professional liability, construction defect litigation, design and construction … Read More

Whitt

Charley Sexton

Paul Whitt, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, such as engineers, architects and surveyors, and representation of contractors, subcontractors and owners in construction defect related disputes. He also regularly handles matters related to the defense of accountants and accounting firms in professional liability … Read More

Stair

Charley Sexton

Marshall Stair, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, concentrates his practice in employment law with an emphasis on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA/wage & hour/overtime), insurance casualty defense, and general commercial and tort litigation. While attending law school, he worked for the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, assisting federal investigations enforcing the Fair Labor … Read More

Olivas

Charley Sexton

Daniel Olivas

Daniel Olivas is a shareholder in the Nashville office who joined the firm in 2005. He represents national clients in complex products liability litigation and has experience representing automobile manufacturers and suppliers. He successfully defends industrial, construction, corporate, and non-profit clients in employment discrimination matters, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, EPA, 1981, USERRA, and state employment law disputes. He has … Read More

McCarty

Charley Sexton

Chris W. McCarty, a shareholder in our Knoxville office, focuses his practice in employment law, education law, and civil litigation. He represents clients in both state and federal courts across Tennessee and is recognized as a Rule 31 Mediator.  Chris is also a trained arbitrator. Prior to his legal career, Chris taught eighth-grade United States history at Seymour Middle School … Read More

White

Charley Sexton

Mary Beth White is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office.  She is Chair of the Transportation Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Ms. White focuses her practice on commercial and business litigation, with a particular emphasis on commercial transportation. Ms. White has achieved success at all levels of the court system, representing clients in … Read More

Cole

Charley Sexton

Lisa Ramsay Cole

Lisa Ramsay Cole is a highly experienced and accomplished attorney with a strong focus on civil trial litigation in various areas of law. Her practice focuses on employment law, professional liability, workers’ compensation, and general casualty defense litigation. Ms. Cole represents national, regional and local employers, regional and local health care facilities, and insurance companies and has significant experience working … Read More

Clark

Charley Sexton

Ryan N. Clark, a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office, focuses his practice on the defense of automobile manufacturers in product liability claims pending in Tennessee and throughout the United States. He has also defended manufacturers of home appliances, tires and consumer products. In addition to his product liability practice, Mr. Clark has experience defending a variety of other cases … Read More