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

Peter B. Winterburn

Peter B. Winterburn is a shareholder in the Memphis office of Lewis Thomason.  He concentrates his practice in Long Term Care defense and medical malpractice defense litigation.  Mr. Winterburn has represented physicians, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities in Tennessee and Mississippi throughout his career.  He also maintains a general civil litigation practice that includes automobile and premises liability, legal malpractice, and appellate practice.  Mr. Winterburn has routinely litigated cases in trial courts and through the appellate process involving medical malpractice, Tennessee’s Health Care Liability Act, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreements in the health care setting.  He has also written Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreements and trained managers and health care providers on arbitration.

Mr. Winterburn is an active member of the Defense Research Institute’s Medical Liability and Health Care Law committee, which is responsible for planning DRI’s Nursing Home/ALF Seminar each year, among other substantive seminars. He previously served as the 2018 Program Chair for the DRI Nursing Home/ALF Seminar in New Orleans.

Mr. Winterburn plays the bassoon and was a member of the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra. While attending Vanderbilt University, he played in the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and various chamber groups at the Blair School of Music.  When not practicing law, he enjoys working on lowering his handicap, staying physically fit, and performing with the Germantown Symphony Orchestra.


  • Defense Research Institute
  • LTC Risk-Legal Forum
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association


    • Named on the list of “Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars,” 2016-2017
    • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, 2006
    • Member, Moot Court Board, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
    • Editor-in-Chief, Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law




Memphis Office

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


Vanderbilt University, B.Mus., 2001

University of Memphis, J.D., 2006

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2006

U.S. District Court, Eastern, Midde and Western Districts of Tennessee

Mississippi, 2007

U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2007

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Lewis Thomason represents clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, including mediations and arbitrations. We understand that ADR often presents unique opportunities for parties to take charge of legal disputes and conclude what otherwise would be lengthy, unpredictable and costly litigation. Certain Lewis Thomason lawyers have received extensive training in mediating… [Read more]


    We have briefed and argued more than 250 matters before various state and federal appellate courts, including all sections of the Court of Appeals for Tennessee, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as handling cases on appeal to the U.S.… [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]

    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]

    • “New CMS Regulations on Arbitration and Other Key Changes under the CMS Final Rule” – DRI Nursing Home Seminar, September, 2017
    • Willeford v. Klepper and the pending separation of powers challenge to the “Givens Fix” statue: T.C.A. § 29-26-121(f) – Tennessee Defense Lawyers’ Annual Meeting, September, 2017
    • “New CMS Regulations on Arbitration and Other Key Changes under the CMS Final Rule” – Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) annual convention, August, 2017
    •  “Assisted Living Litigation Risks” – Leading Age Wisconsin 2013 Fall Conference and Exhibition Forum – October, 2013
    •  “Arbitration Agreements in the Health Care Setting” – Memphis Bar Association, Bench Bar and Boardroom Conference – May, 2013
    •  Co-speaker, “Top 10 Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long Term Care & Assisted Living Providers, Insurers, and Brokers” – Litigation Risk & Defense Strategies for Long Term Care & Assisted Living Providers, Insurers & Brokers Conference – May, 2013
    •  “Damages in Personal Injury” – National Business Institute – August, 2011· “Update on Medical Malpractice Pre-Suit Notice Requirements and Hall v. Haynes” – Tennessee Bar Association – January, 2011
    • “Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility Malpractice Litigation” – National Business Institute – September, 2011