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

Lynn C. Peterson

Lynn Peterson, a Lewis Thomason shareholder and a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, practices primarily in the personal injury, workers’ compensation, insurance defense, malpractice, employment law, and general litigation areas of law.  She has defended civil rights and municipal liability cases in state and Federal court. Ms. Peterson has been a speaker at workers’ compensation and employment law seminars sponsored by lawyers as well as by employers. She has also participated in in-house training for large employers.

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  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association


  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation – Insurance; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • President, Blount County Youth Court
  • President, Tennessee Youth Courts, Inc.
  • Member, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Mid-South Workers Compensation Association
  • Member/past officer, Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women

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Knoxville Office

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


Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1980

University of Tennessee, J.D., cum laude, 1986

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1986

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • 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]


    As participants in the system are learning, litigation is expensive, in money, time and resources. A lengthy pretrial process can be just the start given today’s clogged court dockets and even reaching trial can have unpredictable results. The legal community has developed several forms of alternate dispute resolution, such as… [Read more]

    Municipal & Administrative

    We have a long history of providing legal counsel to cities and towns throughout Tennessee. Whether negotiating contracts on behalf of local governments or representing municipalities and utility divisions in litigation involving personal injuries and contract disputes, we understand the special legal needs of city and county governments and their… [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]

    Workers' Compensation

    The lawyers of Lewis Thomason have years of experience representing various employers, including large self-insured companies and several insurance carriers, in workers' compensation claims filed by their employees. Whether a claim is settled early in the proceedings, presented at the Department of Labor through a benefit review conference or ultimately… [Read more]

  • Representative Experience

    • Defended hundreds of personal injury lawsuits including automobile accidents, premises liability, and professional negligence to conclusion by motion or trial.
    • Successfully defended employers in hundreds of workers’ compensation matters including defenses related to notice, medical causation, violations of drug polices and workplace safety violations.
    • Participated in numerous mediations of workers’ compensation and personal injury cases at all stages of litigation to the conclusion and satisfaction of insurers and their policyholders.
    • Presented various in-house seminars to insurance company representatives on law changes and updates, case evaluations and investigation, litigation strategy and investigation and documentation.
    • Conducted in-house seminars for employers related to law changes and updates, accident investigation, proper documentation and prevention of work place accidents.
    • Defended trucking companies in complex personal injury litigation involving multiple devastating injuries and/or deaths.
    • Successfully obtained an early dismissal of a multimillion-dollar negligence case through the use of summary judgment motion.