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

Mary Beth White

Mary Beth White, a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office, concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, with an emphasis on commercial transportation. She has successfully represented her clients at all levels of the court system in both state court and federal court and has successfully defended a number of large motor carriers and drivers in state and federal court.  A member of the Commercial Transportation Group, Ms. White helped implement the firm’s rapid response program that is currently used by many of the firm’s clients. With regard to her franchise litigation work, she advises and represents clients at all levels of litigation.

Ms. White was a member and captain of the Lady Bulldog basketball team of Union University that advanced to the NAIA Final Four and earned Academic All-American honors.


  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association


  • Who’s Who in America, 2019
  • American Bar Association Torts and Trial Insurance Practice Section, Leadership Academy, 2016-2017
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2017
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Transportation Law
  • Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class, 2012
  • Nashville Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40″, 2012
  • Recipient, “Top 30 under 30″ honoring emerging leaders in Nashville, 2011
  • Graduate, ABA TIPS National Trial Academy, 2010
  • Faculty, ABA TIPS National Trial Academy, 2011 – current


Ms. White is active in many civic and charitable organizations in the community. She serves as a board member for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  She also volunteers with Preston Taylor Ministries, an inner-city ministry based in West Nashville. She is an active member of West End Community Church and a member of the Junior League of Nashville.

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Nashville Office

424 Church Street, Suite 2500
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Telephone (615) 259-1366
FAX (615) 259-1389


Union University, B. S., summa cum laude, 2002

University of Tennessee, J.D., 2005

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2005

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

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  • Representative Experience

    • Bracey v. McDonald, 2016 Tenn. App. LEXIS 25 (Jan. 13, 2016). Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of a driver leasing company in a trucking case based on the statute of limitations.
    • Bank of America v. Meyer, 2015 Tenn. App. LEXIS 127 (March 17, 2015). Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of a bank to reform a deed of trust that contained an incorrect legal description of a landowner’s property based upon a mutual mistake of the parties to the deed.
    • People’s Bank v. Troutman, 2015 Tenn. App. LEXIS 600 (July 27, 2015). Successfully obtained summary judgment in a commercial loan case in favor of title insurance company on a breach of a contract claim based on the provisions included within the title insurance commitment and the title insurance policy.
    • Perkins v. Big Lots Stores, Inc., 2009 Tenn. App. LEXIS 334 (May 20, 2009). In this premises liability case, and following a jury trial in which the trier of fact granted judgment in favor of plaintiff, defense counsel appealed the matter.  The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the trial court and dismissed the case, finding that the retail store did not create a dangerous condition causing plaintiff to fall and that the retail store did not have constructive notice of the dangerous condition for such a period of time to correct it or warn plaintiff.
    • Berry v. Houchens Market of Tenn., 253 S.W.3d 141 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007). Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of both tenant and landlord in a premises liability case.
    • Crawford v. U.S. Foodservice, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74716 (July 23, 2010). Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of national product manufacturer in a negligence case.
    • Successfully defended employer school system in a Title IX claim brought by a former teacher.
    • Successfully defended a storage and towing facility in a bailment case brought by a customer.
    • Successfully defended self-storage facility in a breach of contract claim by a customer following a fire at the facility.
    • Statewide counsel for large retail merchandise chain on various legal issues, including employment, contract, premises liability, and security.
    • “How Not to Be the Catch of the Day: Best Practices for Defending Soft Tissue Cases and Claims,” Arkansas Trucking Seminar, 2019
    • “Personal Injury Practice,” Nashville Bar Association, 2018
    • “Drafting Pleadings and Motions to Win,” Nashville Bar Association, 2017
    • “Update on Transportation Regulations, Litigation and Verdicts,” Arkansas Trucking Conference, 2017
    • “Tracking Social Media: Be Careful What You Say,” ALFA Transportation, 2014
    • “Driver Selection, Hiring and Termination,” American Bus Association Annual Meeting , 2014
    • “Ready, Aim, Fire – A Jury Exercise,” ALFA Transportation, 2013
    • “Shootout at the OK Corral – What Was That Jury Thinking?,” ALFA Transportation, 2013
    • “Commercial Transportation Issues in the Agricultural Setting,” Cotton and Feed Association Annual Meeting, 2012
    • “Panel Discussion On Dealing With Difficult Counsel In Depositions – Taking and Defending Effective Depositions,” YLD Trial Practice Series, TennBarU Conference Presentation, Tennessee Bar Association, 2012
    • “Applicable State and Federal Rules Concerning Depositions,” Taking and Defending Effective Depositions, YLD Trial Practice Series, TennBarU Conference Presentation, Tennessee Bar Association, 2012
    • “Encountering and Avoiding Ethical Traps,” TennBarU Conference Presentation, Tennessee Bar Association, 2012
    • “What was that Jury Thinking,” FedEx claims seminar, 2011
    • “Pursuing Subrogation Claims Under Different Theories of Liability,” Automobile Insurance Subrogation Seminar, 2011
    • “Voir Dire in the Social Media Era,” Arkansas Trucking Seminar, 2011