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

John Lewis

John Lewis, special counsel in the firm’s Nashville office, has a general corporate practice with specialization in the franchise and distribution areas. Mr. Lewis has a large number of restaurant and restaurant related clients, and most of them are franchises in national franchise systems. In addition, Mr. Lewis represents franchise trade, purchasing and marketing associations.  Mr. Lewis also does a large number of business sales or purchases principally involving his restaurant clients. This includes related to real estate and financing issues involved in the transactions.

Mr. Lewis has been an Instructor in Contracts at the Nashville School of Law since 1986, and he is a former Davidson County, Tennessee Circuit Judge.  Mr. Lewis served as Editor for Georgetown Law Journal.


  • Captain, JAGC – 101st Airborne Division 1972-1976
  • Colonel, Tennessee State Guard



Nashville Office

424 Church Street, Suite 2500
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Telephone (615) 259-1366
FAX (615) 259-1389


Tulane University, BA, cum laude, 1970

Georgetown University Law School J.D., 1972

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1972

  • 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]