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

M. Edward Owens, Jr.

Ed Owens, a shareholder with the firm, practices in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate litigation, bankruptcy, business law, banking, landlord-tenant and municipal law.  Mr. Owens has handled a broad range of commercial cases in state and federal courts representing a variety of businesses such as banks, title insurance companies, commercial landlords and property owners. He frequently litigates real property matters, including mortgage lien issues, questions of title, and boundary disputes. He has substantial experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in proceedings under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. In years past, he represented FDIC in significant bankruptcy litigation.  When not in court, Mr. Owens performs many services for his business clients, including negotiating and drafting agreements of all kinds and advising clients on starting, operating, buying, and selling businesses. He also is experienced in representing lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, preparing loan documentation and conforming lenders’ documents to Tennessee law.

Mr. Owens is City Attorney for the City of Sevierville, Tenn. and is counsel for the City’s Public Building Authority and its Industrial Development Board. He has represented other municipalities in and out of court.


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • National Merit Scholar
  • University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates
  • Board of Visitors of University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences




Knoxville Office

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

Sevierville Office

248 Bruce Street, Suite 2
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
Telephone (865) 429-1999
FAX (865) 428-1612


University of Tennessee, B.A., 1974

University of Tennessee, M.A., 1976

University of Tennessee, J.D., 1979

Bar Admission


United States Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • 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]

    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]

  • Representative Experience

    • Complex commercial litigation, including significant dollar cases in state and federal courts.
    • Real estate law, principally litigation of numerous cases involving title disputes and mortgage lien questions.
    • Extensive experience representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings of all kinds, including adversary proceedings
    • Representation of numerous clients in forming and operating business entities, including corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships, and general partnerships.
    • Preparation and review of loan documents for financial institutions and borrowers.
    • Advising commercial landlords in drafting leases and dealing with shopping center tenants.
    • City Attorney for The City of Sevierville, Tennessee, advising and representing the City and its departments in the whole range of matters that municipalities encounter.
    • Counsel for the Public Building Authority of the City of Sevierville, Tennessee, which constructed a multimillion-dollar convention center and golf course now operated by the City of Sevierville.