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

Mary Ann Stackhouse

Mary Ann Stackhouse is a shareholder with a broad range of jury and non-jury litigation experience.

In Tennessee, her litigation work has been in the areas of transportation and tort defense, civil rights and employment defense, public education issues and public access cases in state and federal court. Ms. Stackhouse has argued cases to the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, and the Sixth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Her practice in Alabama included the prosecution and defense of civil rights cases, personal injury, products liability and felony prosecution and defense.  For many years, Ms. Stackhouse served as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Tennessee College of Law, teaching Pre-Trial Litigation and Case Development and was the recipient of the 2001 Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award from the College of Law.

Ms. Stackhouse served in the Knox County Law Director’s office from November, 1995 until August, 2008, first as a Deputy Law Director, and then, as Chief Deputy.  While there Ms. Stackhouse defended civil rights, tort and employment claims in federal and state courts, with a focus on defending law enforcement.  She also drafted and negotiated health insurance, construction and architect contracts. Ms. Stackhouse prepared requests for proposals and qualifications, evaluation of bids, and gave advice to elected officials and department heads.   She has experience litigating matters involving the Open Meetings Act and the Public Records Act.


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Foundation


  • City of Knoxville Business Advisory Council
  • Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2001
  • Knoxville Bar Association 2002 Dicta Award
  • Member Emeritus and Past President, Hamilton Burnett Inns of Court
  • Member, Advisory Board to the Lincoln Memorial University College of Law in Knoxville
  • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Recipient, Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for service and scholarship



Knoxville Office

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


University of Virginia, B.S., 1976

American University, J.D., 1979

Bar Admission

Alabama, 1979

Tennessee, 1995

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Tennessee Court of Appeals

  • Education

    Lewis Thomason has represented governmental subdivisions, municipalities and educational institutions in numerous matters regarding education, including educator-student issues, personnel and employment matters and real estate. We also have defended individual educators in litigation matters arising in the educational setting. In addition to providing legal counsel to both public and private… [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]

    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

    • Defense of tort claims against the trucking industry
    • Defense of civil rights claims against law enforcement
    • Defense of civil rights claims against public educators
    • Police Liability Issues, NBI, May 9, 2012