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

Jerry E. Mitchell

Jerry E. Mitchell has been with the firm since 1974. His practice has been in civil litigation in state and federal courts, primarily in professional and media liability cases.  Mr. Mitchell served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in Vietnam, 1970.


  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Memphis Bar Foundation


  • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Faculty, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, 1999
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America for personal injury, medical malpractice and First Amendment law
  • Listed in Super Lawyers in Professional Negligence Defense

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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


University of Memphis, B.S., 1964
Vanderbilt University and Georgetown University, J.D., 1967
University of Memphis, M.B.A., 1981

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1968

  • First Amendment Law

    Lewis Thomason provides legal counsel to print and broadcast media corporations and their employees in the area of First Amendment law. Our lawyers have successfully defended libel, slander and defamation lawsuits in state and federal courts. We also assist media clients in obtaining information withheld by individuals and corporate entities… [Read more]

    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]

    Media Law

    Our representation in the field of media law has primarily been in First Amendment defamation claims in libel and slander cases involving publications and newspapers (e.g., The New York Times and The Memphis Flyer), magazines (e.g., Esquire and Memphis Magazine), television (e.g., WREG-TV and CBS), books (e.g. McGraw Hill and… [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]