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

Stephen W. Vescovo

Mr. Vescovo, a shareholder in the firm’s Memphis office, practices in the area of civil litigation, handling matters in state and federal courts. He has defended claims involving employment law, medical malpractice, product liability, and workers’ compensation.  Mr. Vescovo is an experienced trial attorney and a regular speaker on trial practice.  He has tried over 135 jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts.


  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers® 2020 Litigation Construction “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis
  • Best Lawyers® 2017 Workers’ Compensation “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Recipient, Sam Myar, Jr. Award for Outstanding Legal Service, given to honor work both for the profession and the community
  • Received the highest rating, AV, from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Former president, The University of Memphis School of Law National Law Alumni Association
  • Former president, The University of Memphis National Alumni Association
  • Former president, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Former member, board of directors of the Memphis Bar Association
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation; Litigation Banking and Finance
  • Listed among Mid-South Super Lawyers 2006 – Present


  • Vice-President and member, board of directors of the Harwood Center, an early intervention agency for children with special needs
  • Advisory Board, St. Benedict Catholic High School

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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 Memphis, B.B.A., 1977

University of Memphis, J.D., 1980

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1980

  • 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]

    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]


    Common carrier cases present unique issues not always associated with motor vehicle accidents, so it is important that your defense counsel be well experienced in these types of cases. With a long history representing a wide range of clients, we have that experience. Our client base includes a large number… [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]