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

Stephen C. Barton

Steve Barton is a shareholder in the Memphis office. He has a wide practice in civil litigation and has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts. He has defended claims involving professional liability, construction, workers’ compensation, premises liability, intellectual property and personal injury. He has also defended criminal cases in state and federal courts. He has argued cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Supreme Court as well as the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Barton is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group. He has been an invited speaker for continuing professional education courses. His topics have included professional and ethical guidelines for engineers and architects.


  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
  • Former Member, Tennessee Lien Law Committee
  • American Institute of Architects, Memphis
  • West Tennessee Home Builders Association
  • West Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
  • Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation


  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Listed in Super Lawyers
  • IADC Trial Academy Graduate
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Construction Litigation
  • Former Chairman of Law Week


    • Member of Memphis Heritage, Inc.
    • Member of West Tennessee Historical Society
    • Vestry Member, St. John’s Episcopal Church
    • On Board of Directors of Youth Leadership of Memphis

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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


University of Mississippi, B.A., 1980
Georgia State University, J.D., 1988

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1989
Georgia, 1988
U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1995

  • Construction

    We have a broad and substantial construction practice with a solid record of service to the design and construction industry. Our experienced and dedicated construction practice group attorneys understand the construction industry and can help you navigate its often complex contracts and diverse relationships. We work closely with clients to identify… [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]

    Product Liability

    Over the past 25 years, manufacturers and insurance companies have faced an explosion of product liability claims. In addition to significantly impacting business finances, product liability claims can lead to adverse publicity, government regulation, class actions and individual claims involving serious injury or property damage, as well as potential exposure… [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]

    Workers' Compensation

    The lawyers of Lewis Thomason have years of experience representing various employers, including large self-insured companies and several insurance carriers, in workers' compensation claims filed by their employees. Whether a claim is settled early in the proceedings, presented at the Department of Labor through a benefit review conference or ultimately… [Read more]

  • Mr. Barton has spoken and lectured before professional groups including a presentation on ethics for professional architects and engineers.