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

Hayden Short

Hayden Short is an associate in the firm’s Knoxville office practicing in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury and premises liability, and general civil litigation. He joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2019.

Mr. Short is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, College of Law. As a law student, Mr. Short was a two-year member of the International Major League Baseball Arbitration team. Mr. Short was also a one-year member of the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Team in 2019 and finished among the top eight teams nationally. Mr. Short also received the honor of becoming a member of the Order of the Barristers. Mr. Short also participated in the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy while attending the University of Tennessee, College of Law and served as on the journal’s board as an Articles Editor.

Mr. Short worked as a summer associate for the firm in the Knoxville office during the summers of 2017 and 2018.

Mr. Short is originally from Sneedville, Tennessee. And he also lived in Johnson City, Tennessee while earning his undergraduate degree at East Tennessee State University. Hayden now currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.


  • Knoxville Bar Association


  • Member, Order of the Barristers
  • Student-Member, American Inns of Court
  • Former Member, National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Team
  • Former Member, International Major League Baseball Arbitration Team

Knoxville Office

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


East Tennessee State University, B.S., 2015

University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2019

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2019

  • 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]

    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]