Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson recently spoke at the Tennessee State Emergency Nurses Association on depositions for nurses.  Jeff is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office and has tried over 70 jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts.  He focuses on healthcare liability, products liability, and the defense of public officials and governmental entities. He is admitted to practice in … Read More

Daniel Olivas

Daniel Olivas was recently a guest speaker at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia where he spoke on contracts and tort law.  Daniel is a shareholder in the Nashville office who represents national clients in complex products liability litigation and has experience representing automobile manufacturers and suppliers. He successfully defends industrial, construction, corporate, and non-profit clients in employment discrimination matters, including … Read More

Heidi Barcus President-Elect of the Tennessee Bar Association

Recently at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual meeting Knoxville shareholder Heidi Barcus took office as president-elect of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA).  Heidi will advance to the presidency in June 2025.  Read more from the TBA here.  Knoxville Attorney Heidi Barcus Named TBA President-Elect – Articles

Construction Practice Group Selected to Chambers

Lewis Thomason is honored to be selected to the Chambers USA Legal Guide 2024 for Construction in Tennessee.  Our construction practice group is the largest in Tennessee, and we represent a diverse clientele of general and specialty contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors, suppliers, and building owners across a wide range of construction project types, both locally and regionally.  In addition, David … Read More

Lewis Thomason Presents Mock Trial

Lewis Thomason’s lawyers represent a wide variety of medical care providers and have extensive knowledge of health care liability law.  Recently six lawyers from Lewis Thomason’s Memphis office presented a mock health care liability trial to a class of medical residents and fellows at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center on June 3, 2024.  The fictional plaintiff alleged that … Read More


Congratulations to Lisa Ramsay Cole, Jacqueline B. Dixon, and John Tarpley who were all named to the Nashville Bar Journal’s Best of the Bar.

De Minimus No More: Lessons on Religious Accommodations from Groff v Dejoy

By: Ryan Shannon Advising employers, like much of the practice of law, is often an exercise in imagining what could go wrong. For that reason, lawyers ensure their clients have clear policies, consistent discipline procedures,and explicit–and accurate—job descriptions. However, religious accommodation requests often challenge an employment lawyer’s neatly ordered scheme of policies and procedures. After all, Title VII does not … Read More

Best Lawyer Songs

By: Jason Long It’s summertime. A time to relax a little, go outdoors, take that family vacation, or just take some time to enjoy the fruits of your hard labor. When I think of summertime, I picture myself playing golf out at Holston Hills. Those visions invariably end with me burying myself in the front bunker at 18, trying to … Read More

Michael Goode

Michael Goode was a panelist at the Tennessee Bar Association’s Immigration Law Forum on May 31 and spoke on Hot Topics in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.  The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is a United States visa program that allows foreign investors to gain permanent residence in the United States through investments in a rural or high employment area.  Michael … Read More

Jacqueline B. Dixon

On May 31 Lewis Thomason shareholder Jacqueline B. Dixon was the keynote speaker at the 2024 Tennessee Faith & Justice Summit presented by the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission.  She spoke on “Identifying Family Law Concerns.” The summit brings together members of the legal community, faith-based leaders, and faith-based community members to discuss the Access to Justice program … Read More