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

Laura Deakins

After serving four years as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Holly Kirby on both the Tennessee Supreme Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals, Ms. Deakins joined Lewis Thomason as an associate in 2015.  During law school, Ms. Deakins also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jon P. McCalla of the Western District of Tennessee and the Honorable Janice M. Holder of the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Ms. Deakins was also the business editor of the University of Memphis Law Review editorial board, the research assistant to Professor Ernest Lidge, and both a student ambassador and orientation leader.


  • Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Association for Women Attorneys, Board Member and Mentor
  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • President, Association for Women Attorneys (AWA)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2018
  • CALI Award for Excellence for in Trial Advocacy, ADR/Mediation, and Labor Law
  • Cecil C. Humphreys Law Fellowship
  • Kiesewetter, Wise, Kaplan & Prather, PLC Labor Law Award, 2011
  • Dean’s Distinguished Service Award – Platinum, 2010 & 2011
  • Chi Omega Symphony Award
  • Girls’ Preparatory School Founders’ Medal


  • Junior League of Memphis
  • South Main Association
  • Girls’ Preparatory School Young Alum Council

Laura Deakins

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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 Virginia, B.A., 2008
University of Memphis, J.D., 2011

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2011

  • Appellate

    We have briefed and argued more than 250 matters before various state and federal appellate courts, including all sections of the Court of Appeals for Tennessee, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as handling cases on appeal to the U.S.… [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]


    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