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

Christian Barker

Christian Barker, special counsel, is in the Nashville office where he focuses on the transactional and litigation needs of individuals and organizations excelling in the music industry, fine arts and digital media realms. Christian has advised, developed, and managed the careers of country songwriter and recording artist Walker Hayes, former American Idol finalist and pop/RB/jazz recording artist Matt Giraud and developing country recording artist Erika Cole.

While in law school, as a part of Stetson University College of Law’s pro bono initiative, Christian served as legal intern for the Council of American-Islamic Relations’ Tampa office, assisting staff attorneys in counseling, mediating, and advocating on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate.


  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • Board of Directors for DIME Collective

Nashville Office

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


University of Tennessee, B.A., 2005

Stetson University, MBA, 2009

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2012

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2012

  • Business & Commercial

    We offer comprehensive representation to businesses of all types. As detailed below, our services range from helping resolve business disputes through litigation, mediation, arbitration or negotiation to offering sound legal advice upon which to base your business decisions as well as transactional representation, document preparation services and business formation and… [Read more]

    Intellectual Property

    Lewis Thomason attorneys have litigated intellectual property cases across the United States from pre-suit through appeal (including to the US Supreme Court), with a focus on efficiency and cost-management.  Our attorneys have actively participated in major patent and trademark litigation in federal courts. We have consulted with and written contracts… [Read more]

    Small Business Representation

    Our small business representation focuses on all aspects of the day-to-day operation of a small business. From advising clients on the appropriate corporate structure for conducting their business, to managing the start-up or dissolution of a business, we are equipped to handle any corporate need. The lawyers in our small… [Read more]