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

Rehim Babaoglu

Mr. Babaoglu has been honored by Super Lawyers of America as a Super Lawyer in the Mid-South for Immigration Law. He has also received designations of Best Lawyers in America for his work in immigration and consumer law. He has served the Memphis Bar Association as a member of its board of directors on two separate occasions. Mr. Babaoglu is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of immigration and deportation law for the federal, Memphis, Tennessee and American Immigration Lawyers associations. In 2010, he was selected as Volunteer Attorney of the Year by the Memphis Community Legal Center.

Mr. Babaoglu has recently completed service as a part-time judicial official from February 1999 – October 2018, as an Assistant Divorce Referee for Shelby County Circuit Division II. Mr. Babaoglu is fluent in Russian and Italian.


  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers®2013 Immigration Law ‘Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Immigration Law

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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


Rutgers University, B.A., 1969
University of Memphis, J.D., 1974

Bar Admission

U.S. Supreme Court 1979
Tennessee Supreme Court 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth and Eighth Circuit 1974
U.S. Court of International Trade

  • 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]

    Family Law

    Lewis Thomason has represented clients in complex Family Law cases, both in trial and appellate courts, including cases with issues concerning division of high-asset property, child custody and other family law issues. We also represent clients in uncontested cases and adoptions. [Read more]


    The Immigration practice group of Lewis Thomason enjoys a long history of commitment to serving individual clients and developing creative solutions to complex immigration matters. We provide integrated counsel, considering each client's legal and financial circumstances before recommending an immigration strategy. Our expertise in individual matters also allows us to offer… [Read more]