David A. Changas joined the Nashville office of Lewis Thomason in March, 2002, and became a shareholder in the firm in January, 2008. A native of Knoxville, David focuses his litigation practice in the areas of casualty defense litigation, transportation law, and product liability matters. He has successfully handled and tried numerous jury and non-jury cases since he began practicing in 2000, and has worked with clients to bring matters to settlement through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He serves on the Lewis Thomason Shareholder Compensation Committee and on the Hiring Committee.
David serves as panel counsel for a number of insurance carriers, and as counsel for several national retail chains, handling a variety of claims for each. With each case, he strives to obtain the best result possible for his client, whether it be through expeditious resolution or through trial.
David is a two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, having received his B.A. in Political Science and History in 1997, and his J.D. in 2000. Upon joining Lewis Thomason, he became an active member of both the Tennessee Bar Association and American Bar Association Young Lawyers Divisions, and he served as President of the TBA-YLD, an organization with over 1,400 members, in 2009-10.
David lives in Franklin with his wife, Christina, and three children – Kate, Luke, and Nicholas – whom he coaches in a variety of team sports. He is a very active member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Nashville, where he has served on the parish council, and is a member of the board of St. Sampson’s Clinic, which provides indigent care to rheumatology patients.
- American Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Associations
- Member, Defense Research Institute
- Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Division of the Tennessee Bar Association
PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
- Listed in Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers, 2019
- Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2013 – 2014
- President, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2009-10
- Member, Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors, 2008-11
- Star of the Quarter, ABA Young Lawyers Division, 2007