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

Michael E. Keeney

Mr. Keeney, of counsel, is at Lewis Thomason’s Memphis office. He practices in the area of civil litigation, handling matters in state and federal court. He has extensive trial experience, as well as experience in handling appellate matters. Mr. Keeney is also active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis. Mr. Keeney is also on the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.

Mr. Keeney is a Rule 31-listed mediator in general civil mediation for the Supreme Court of Tennessee.


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


  • Listed in Super Lawyers
  • Former judicial clerk for Judge W. Frank Crawford of the Tennessee Court of Appeals
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association
  • Former West Tennessee CLE coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association
  • Former hearing officer for disciplinary board of Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Holds the highest rating, AV, from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants


  • Board of Directors, Bank of Tennessee
  • Board of Trustees, Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners
  • Former Director, Church Health Center
  • Director, Central Board of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
  • President, University Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Past President, Lambuth University Alumni Association
  • Former Chair of Board of Trustees, Lambuth University

Michael E. Keeney

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Memphis Office

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


Lambuth College, magna cum laude, B.A., 1988
University of Tennessee, J.D., 1992

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1992

U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

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    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]


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    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]

  • Mr. Keeney presented a seminar on the topic of uninsured motorist insurance coverage as part of the continuing legal education program sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association. Topics included:

    • Determining coverage under the UM policy
    • Recoverable damages
    • Set-offs allowed under UM statutes and policies
    • Practical tips in handling UM claims