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

Margaret Cooper Roney

Maggie Roney is a shareholder in the firm’s Memphis office. A native Memphian, Ms. Roney has a diverse litigation practice throughout West Tennessee, with particular emphasis in representing defendants in healthcare liability, transportation, product liability, and personal injury litigation. Ms. Roney has successfully defended numerous cases prior to trial and through verdict, and she routinely obtains favorable results for her clients at the appellate level as well. Ms. Roney regularly litigates in both state and federal courts. She is also frequently retained before litigation to assist in evaluating and controlling her clients’ exposure to potential lawsuits.

Ms. Roney was a summer associate at the firm in law school and has worked with the firm for the entirety of her career. She serves on the firm’s recruitment committee, and is responsible for interviewing and hiring candidates for the firm’s summer associate program. Ms. Roney is also active in her community, serving on many non-profit boards and committees throughout the course of her career.


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


  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association, 2018 – present
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2017
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012
  • Graduate, American Bar Association TIPS Leadership Academy, 2014-2015
  • Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (“TBALL”), 2013
  • Appointed to American Bar Association TIPS Section Task Force on Outreach to Corporate Counsel
  • Appointed to American Bar Association TIPS Section Products Liability Committee
  • Appointed to American Bar Association TIPS Section Self-Insurers and Risk Management Committee
  • Finalist, Memphis Business Journal “Best of the Bar”, 2016
  • Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association, 2016
  • CLE Committee, Memphis Bar Association, 2016 – 2017
  • Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2011-2013
  • Member of the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court, 2010-2013


  • Board of Directors, Memphis College Prep Elementary School (Vice-Chair, 2012-present; Governance Committee Chair, 2012-2014)
  • Junior League of Memphis (Provisional Advisor, 2013-2014; 5K for Kids Secretary, Promotions Chair, 2014-2015; Committee, Memphis Women’s Summit, 2015)
  • Member, Sponsorship Committee, Children’s Museum of Memphis, “Cirque du CMOM” 2016 -2017
  • American Cancer Society Junior Executive Board (Social Fundraising Co-Chair, 2012-2013)

R_Dale_Bay_PR_AV_200 (1)

Best Lawyers Award Badge


Memphis Office

One Commerce Square
29th Floor
40 South Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone (901) 525-8721
FAX (901) 525-6722


University of Tennessee, B.S.,  cum laude, 2004
University of Memphis, J.D., cum laude, 2007

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2007

U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2008

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2016

Supreme Court of the United States, 2016

  • Employment

    We have a long history of providing full-service counsel to employers and are adept at handling all types of employment disputes, as well as drafting employment contracts, manuals, leave policies, non-compete and separation agreements and other policies to minimize the likelihood of employment-related issues and misconduct. Our lawyers also have… [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]


    We have more than four decades of experience providing counsel and legal defense to insurance companies, self-insured clients, businesses and individuals. The firm has represented thousands of insured clients of leading insurance companies in a wide range of cases and has represented insurers in cases involving coverage disputes, policy interpretation,… [Read more]

    Personal Injury Litigation

    Our firm has an established history of successfully representing plaintiffs who have been injured through automobile accidents, defective products, on-the-job accidents and premises liability. From straightforward settlement negotiation to complex, multifaceted litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and all of the necessary resources to protect our clients' interests in personal… [Read more]

    Product Liability

    Over the past 25 years, manufacturers and insurance companies have faced an explosion of product liability claims. In addition to significantly impacting business finances, product liability claims can lead to adverse publicity, government regulation, class actions and individual claims involving serious injury or property damage, as well as potential exposure… [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]

  • Representative Experience

    • Rye v. Women’s Care Ctr. of Memphis, PLLC, 477 S.W.3d 235 (Tenn. 2015)
    • Brown v. Christian Brothers University, 428 S.W.3d 38 (Tenn. Ct. App 2013)
    • Williams v. SMZ Specialists, P.C., W2102-00740-COA-R9-CV, 2013 Tenn. App. LEXIS 267 (Apr. 19, 2013)
    • Taylor v. The Del-Nat Tire Corp., W2010-01426-COA-R3-CV, 2011 Tenn. App. LEXIS 315 (June 15, 2011)
    • Bradley v. Bishop, 538 S.W.3d 518 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017)
  • Comment, “A Duty of Care to Protect Persons from the Tortious Acts of Third Parties – Biscan v. Brown: Broadening the Special Relationship Doctrine to Include Adult Hosts of Parties Where Minors are Consuming Alcohol.”  University of Memphis Law Review, 2006.