Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.

Christen Blackburn

Christen Blackburn is an experienced litigator in the Nashville office where she represents Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, professionals, and governmental entities in a variety of litigated matters. Christen regularly handles tort litigation involving transportation, products liability, medical malpractice, and professional liability. She also dedicates a significant portion of her practice to employment litigation and workers’ compensation, defending employers against allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Christen also advises insurance carriers on areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Christen has handled litigation in all stages from responding to initial complaints through trial before judges, juries, and administrative bodies and the American Arbitration Association. Having tried matters in courts across the state, Christen knows what it takes to effectively handle cases from start to finish to achieve results consistent with the client’s goals.


  • ALFA International
  • Lawyers Association for Women
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • President, Lawyers Association for Women, Nashville’s Women’s Bar Association
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance law
  • Chair, ALFA International Women’s Initiative Practice Group Steering Committee
  • Community Relations Chair, Nashville Bar Association
  • Membership committee, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Planning committee, 2020 National Association of Women Judges Conference


Ms. Blackburn is very active in community and professional organizations. She recently served as a Judge for the Nashville ATHENA Award Program which honors outstanding women leaders in the community.  Ms. Blackburn also serves on Relationship and Fund Development committee of Adventure Science Center.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Nashville Office

424 Church Street, Suite 2500
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Telephone (615) 259-1366
FAX (615) 259-1389


University of Memphis, B.A., 2003

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law magna cum laude, J.D., 2008

Bar Admission

Tennessee 2008

Kentucky 2017

U.S. District Court of Middle Tennessee

U.S. District Court of Eastern Tennessee

U.S. District Court of Western Tennessee

U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit

  • Employment

    We have a long history of providing full-service counsel to employers and are adept at handling all types of employment disputes, as well as drafting employment contracts, manuals, leave policies, non-compete and separation agreements and other policies to minimize the likelihood of employment-related issues and misconduct. Our lawyers also have… [Read more]


    We have more than four decades of experience providing counsel and legal defense to insurance companies, self-insured clients, businesses and individuals. The firm has represented thousands of insured clients of leading insurance companies in a wide range of cases and has represented insurers in cases involving coverage disputes, policy interpretation,… [Read more]

    Product Liability

    Over the past 25 years, manufacturers and insurance companies have faced an explosion of product liability claims. In addition to significantly impacting business finances, product liability claims can lead to adverse publicity, government regulation, class actions and individual claims involving serious injury or property damage, as well as potential exposure… [Read more]


    Common carrier cases present unique issues not always associated with motor vehicle accidents, so it is important that your defense counsel be well experienced in these types of cases. With a long history representing a wide range of clients, we have that experience. Our client base includes a large number… [Read more]