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Rodney A. Fields

Rodney A. Fields, managing shareholder of the Knoxville office, joined Lewis Thomason in 1991.  He is Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors and manages the firm’s Business Practice Group.  Mr. Fields divides his practice between litigation and transactional work. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and casualty defense litigation.

Mr. Fields also serves as legal counsel to multiple local motor vehicle dealerships and national motor vehicle dealership groups. In doing so, he has been involved in proceedings before various Motor Vehicle Commissions, Dealer Boards, Consumer Affairs Offices, Human Rights Commissions, Employment Offices and Departments of Commerce and Insurance. His practice in this area has also expanded to the representation of motor vehicle manufacturers and consumer lenders.

 AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

 PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Past member, American Judicature Society
  • Past member, American Inns of Court

Knoxville Office

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

Education

Iowa State University, B.B.A., 1988

University of Tennessee, J.D., 1991

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1991

U. S. District Court, Eastern District Tennessee, 1991

U. S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996

U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1998

 

  • 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]

    Employment

    We have a long history of providing full-service counsel to employers and are adept at handling all types of employment disputes, as well as drafting employment contracts, manuals, leave policies, non-compete and separation agreements and other policies to minimize the likelihood of employment-related issues and misconduct. Our lawyers also have… [Read more]

    Insurance

    We have more than four decades of experience providing counsel and legal defense to insurance companies, self-insured clients, businesses and individuals. The firm has represented thousands of insured clients of leading insurance companies in a wide range of cases and has represented insurers in cases involving coverage disputes, policy interpretation,… [Read more]

  • Representative Experience

    • Representation of numerous clients in forming and operating business entities, including corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships and general partnerships.
    • Representation of both buyers and sellers in over thirty multi-million dollar commercial mergers and acquisitions.
    • Successfully defended multiple retailers in class action lawsuits claiming deceptive trade practices under state and federal consumer protection statutes.
    • Representation of numerous employers in proceedings before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Labor, Tennessee Human Rights Commission and other state agencies.
    • Representation of insurance carriers and their insureds in personal injury and property damage actions in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee.
    • Defense of hundreds of employers in workers’ compensation disputes before the Tennessee Department of Labor and state courts throughout Tennessee.

     

  • Mr. Fields has published various articles on consumer litigation including Tennessee’s Consumer Protection Act and Lemon Law.

     

  • Mr. Fields has presented numerous seminars and lectures to local bar associations and clients on such issues as United States Federal Court Practice, Adjudication of Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Claims, Defense of Consumer Protection and Lemon Law Claims and Tennessee Civil Procedure.