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

Samantha E. Bennett

Ms. Bennett focuses her practice primarily in the areas of medical malpractice defense and insurance defense.  Before attending law school, Ms. Bennett spent several years working as a medical malpractice paralegal and held a position as an adjunct professor in The University of Memphis Department of Political Science.  A 2012 magna cum laude graduate of The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Ms. Bennett earned numerous writing, academic, and service awards while in law school.


  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • University of Memphis Law Review, Notes Editor
  • Recipient, Academic Support Program Graduate Assistant scholarship
  • Recipient, Black, McLaren, Jones, Ryland & Griffee Judicial Endowment Scholarship
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence, Best Memorandum and Best Appellate Brief
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Family Law, Remedies, ADR/Mediation, and Litigation Drafting
  • Research Assistant to Assistant Professor Lynda Black
  • Pupil Member, Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Public Action Law Society Pro Bono Service Award
  • Student Bar Association Service Award
  • Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Diversity Leadership Institute
  • Author of Student Column, Outlook from 1 North Front, published in Memphis Lawyer magazine, 2011-2012

Memphis Office

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


University of Memphis, B.A., 1999
University of Memphis, M.A., 2001
University of Memphis, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2012
District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2013

  • 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]


    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]

    Personal Injury Litigation

    Our firm has an established history of successfully representing plaintiffs who have been injured through automobile accidents, defective products, on-the-job accidents and premises liability. From straightforward settlement negotiation to complex, multifaceted litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and all of the necessary resources to protect our clients' interests in personal… [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]