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

T. Mitchell Panter

Mitchell Panter is an associate at Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office. His practice centers on representing health care providers in professional liability matters and disciplinary investigations with Tennessee’s various health-related boards.  He also assists providers with licensing and regulatory issues.

In addition to his healthcare practice, Mr. Panter also represents businesses in complex commercial disputes involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and other breach of contract matters.

Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Panter clerked for Justice Janice M. Holder and is the Immediate Past President of the Knoxville Barristers. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he teaches Civil Pretrial Litigation.


  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 to present
  • President, Knoxville Bar Association Barristers, 2018
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, 2019
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2017-2019


  • President of the Board – Spark (formerly East Tennessee Technology Access Center), 2019


Knoxville Office

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


Tennessee Technological University, B.A., with highest honors, 2009

University of Tennessee College of Law, with highest honors, 2012

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2013

  • 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]

    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]