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Christopher L. Vescovo

Mr. Vescovo practices in the area of civil litigation, handling matters in state and federal courts. He has substantial experience in jury and bench trials in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. He has defended claims involving medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and governmental tort liability.  Mr. Vescovo is a Rule 31-listed mediator in general civil mediation for the Supreme Court of Tennessee and has mediated cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability, worker’s compensation and motor-vehicle negligence.

In addition to his active litigation practice, Mr. Vescovo has counseled small business clients on entity formation, the purchase/sale of a business, and corporate dissolution. Mr. Vescovo is a regular speaker on trial practice. Mr. Vescovo serves as legal counsel to author Inman Majors and negotiated the sale of the movie rights to Mr. Majors’ second novel, Wonderdog.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018 Memphis Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • Inducted as Memphis Bar Association Fellow
  • Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Former president and member of the board of directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Listed among Tennessee Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America for personal injury litigation
  • Holds the highest rating, AV, from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member, West Tennessee Leadership Council for Youth Villages
  • Officer and member, Board of Trustees, St. Agnes Academy–St. Dominic School, 2005-2011
  • Former member, Board of Directors, St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Guild of West Tennessee
  • Coach of the Memphis Central High School mock trial team, 2003 to 2009

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Memphis Office

One Commerce Square
29th Floor
40 South Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone (901) 525-8721
FAX (901) 525-6722

Education

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1987
University of Memphis, J.D., 1990

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1990
U.S. District Court, Western, Middle, & Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Lewis Thomason represents clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, including mediations and arbitrations. We understand that ADR often presents unique opportunities for parties to take charge of legal disputes and conclude what otherwise would be lengthy, unpredictable and costly litigation. Certain Lewis Thomason lawyers have received extensive training in mediating… [Read more]

    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]

    Insurance

    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]

    Mediation

    As participants in the system are learning, litigation is expensive, in money, time and resources. A lengthy pretrial process can be just the start given today’s clogged court dockets and even reaching trial can have unpredictable results. The legal community has developed several forms of alternate dispute resolution, such as… [Read more]

    Personal Injury Litigation

    Our firm has an established history of successfully representing plaintiffs who have been injured through automobile accidents, defective products, on-the-job accidents and premises liability. From straightforward settlement negotiation to complex, multifaceted litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and all of the necessary resources to protect our clients' interests in personal… [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]

    Professional Liability

    As a professional, your reputation means everything. We are sensitive to the fact that professional liability lawsuits and claims affect reputations, as well as personal finances, and we stand ready to aggressively protect your practice at both the trial and appellate levels. Representative clients include: Accountants Attorneys* Architects Contractors Directors of Corporations Engineers Financial Advisors Hospitals and Medical Facilities Insurance… [Read more]

  • Representative Experience

    • Lindsey v. Lambert, 2010 Tenn. App. Lexis 339
    • Peatross v. Shelby County, 2009 Tenn. App. Lexis 616
    • Eaton v. Portera, 2008 Tenn. App. Lexis 722
  • Panelist, The Tennessee Prescription Safety Act of 2012, Seminar presented by the Memphis Area Prevention Coalition, January 2013
    Presenter, Taking and Defending Effective Depositions, Tennessee Bar Association, Spring 2012
    Presenter, Trial Practice 2010, Tennessee Bar Association, Spring 2010
    Presenter, Proposed Revisions to the Ethics Rules, A Sneak Peak at the 25 Most Noteworthy, Memphis Bar Association, Fall 2009