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

Robyn Jarvis Askew

Robyn Jarvis Askew is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office. Her practice centers on commercial law with an emphasis on commercial real estate, finance and business transactions.  In addition, Ms. Askew represents physicians, nurses and other medical professionals before state licensing boards.

Ms. Askew worked as a real estate developer for more than ten years and has extensive experience with national retailers.  Her developed properties include Walgreen’s retail facilities in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.

Ms. Askew served on the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, and chaired THDA’s Grants Committee. She also chaired Knoxville’s Central Business Improvement District. She is immediate past chair of the board of the Knoxville Chamber. She is a past member and chair of the City of Knoxville’s Police Advisory Review Committee, and has served on numerous other boards including the Alzheimer’s Association and the Episcopal School of Knoxville. She is a member and past president of the Executive Women’s Association of Knoxville. As a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, she served two terms on its Board of Governors.


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


  • Inducted into Leadership Tennessee’s Class VI, 2018
  • Chair of Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors, 2015 – 2017
  • Fellow, Knoxville Bar Foundation, 2012 – present
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Tennessee Housing Development Agency
  • Former Chair, Tennessee Housing Development Agency Grants Committee
  • Former Chair, Knoxville’s Central Business Improvement District
  • Graduate, Leadership Knoxville, Class of 1995
  • Member, Board of Directors, Think Tennessee
  • Member, Board of Directors, YWCA Knoxville
  • Member, Board of Directors, Leadership Knoxville
  • Alumni Hall of Fame, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Inducted 2015
  • Member, Hamilton Burnett Inns of Court
  • Former member and chair, City of Knoxville’s Police Advisory Review Committee
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Episcopal School of Knoxville
  • Member and past president, Executive Women’s Association of Knoxville
  • Former Member, Board of Governors, Knoxville Bar Association
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law – University of Tennessee College of Law, Center of Entrepreneurial Law, Spring 1996, 1997 and 1998
  • Named a Cityview Magazine “Top Attorney” 2009-Present



Knoxville Office

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


University of Memphis, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976

University of Memphis, M.S., 1978

University of Tennessee, J.D., 1981

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1981

U. S District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2012

  • 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]

    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]

    Real Estate Law

    Lewis Thomason has represented both residential and commercial clients in a variety of real estate transactions, including development, franchising and zoning land use. Whether buying or selling, financing or leasing, we have experience in working with clients in the negotiation and preparation of real estate documents, as well as representation… [Read more]

  • University of Tennessee College of Law – Hooding Ceremony Speaker – December 2009