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

Glenn R. Walter

Glenn R. Walter, a shareholder of Lewis Thomason, has a varied litigation-based practice. Mr. Walter has extensive experience as lead counsel in the areas of insurance defense, product liability, insurance coverage, personal injury, healthcare liability, transportation, agri-business liability defense, workers’ compensation, and general tort litigation. Other areas of his practice include professional liability, premises liability, ERISA, other commercial litigation matters, along with professional liability, including Fair Debt Collection Practices Act defense.

Mr. Walter has handled matters to trial or through settlement involving claims of extensive physical and/or emotional injury as well as complicated commercial litigation. Many of his cases entail complex discovery and pretrial preparation including, mediation, arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts.


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates


  • President Elect, Tennessee Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Selected as “Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Past President, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Counsel, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Governors, Tennessee Bar Association


A native of South-Central Pennsylvania, Mr. Walter has been active in the Knoxville community since he moved to Tennessee in 1984. He has been involved with numerous civic, church, community, and educational organizations.


Knoxville Office

One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Telephone (865) 546-4646
FAX (865) 523-6529


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1984

University of Tennessee, J.D., 1987

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1987

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of TN, 1988

U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit, 1993

U.S. District Court, Middle District of TN, 2008

U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

  • Health Care Law

    Lewis Thomason has extensive experience in providing services to clients in the health care industry at a time when the mission is to deliver excellent patient care while dealing with increased regulatory authority and government oversight. We offer comprehensive legal counsel and compliance with complex and evolving privacy and security requirements… [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]

    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]


    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]

  • Representative Experience

    • Successfully represents insurance companies and/or their insureds in personal injury and property damage actions in both State and Federal Courts.
    • Represented companies in commercial transactions leading to litigation including claims for breach of contract, products liability and ERISA.
    • Successfully defended employers in workers’ compensation disputes with the Department of Labor and through numerous Courts in East Tennessee.
    • Served as a consultant in the development and implementation of new casualty insurance policy provisions for insurance companies.
    • Presented various in-house seminars to insurance company representatives involving claims handling, case evaluation, and litigation strategy.