Voldemort Strikes Again by Mitchell Panter

Earlier this year, I wrote about my dear friend and colleague, “Voldemort,” and his intolerable knack for poor tipping. The reviews of that column were a mixed bag. Some, including Voldemort, felt I came on too strong or that it was in poor taste to write a smear article in a trade publication. Others applauded the effort, emailed to guess … Read More

Every Employers’ Necessary Evil: Terminating Employees by Jared Garceau

While terminating an employee is not something any employer likes to think about, it is a necessary evil for any employer. While Tennessee is an “at will” employment state, you should always keep in mind the reasons for which you cannot terminate an employee – i.e.: for an illegal and/or discriminatory reason. While I am confident that those reading this … Read More

We are Family by Jason H. Long

“We are Family.” There are few songs that get into the soul and make you want to sing, dance, jump around, and generally smile at the world as much as that 1979 hit by Sister Sledge. It is an anthem of celebration and unity. If, like me, you are currently singing to yourself in the back of your mind, I … Read More

Hide It Under a Bushel by Mitchell Panter

As I sat down to write this month’s installment of Worthlessness: Mitchell’s View, I found myself surrounded with mounds of work and profoundly unmotivated to do any of it. These days, it’s like pulling teeth to make any meaningful progress at work. In part, I thank my underlying but undiagnosed ADHD. I chalk the rest up to the fact that … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League Shoes for School

On August 6, Lewis Thomason hosted a booth at the Knoxville Area Urban League’s annual Shoes for School Event.  This annual event provides thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies to children in the Knoxville area in addition to more than 600 pairs of new tennis shoes.  Our Knoxville office assembled 650 packets of school supplies and 21 backpacks with … Read More

Heidi Barcus Honored by American Bar Association

This week Heidi Barcus, Special Counsel in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office, was honored this week at the American Bar Association’s annual convention.  Each year the Tennessee Bar Association’s state delegation selects a Tennessee lawyer to be honored during the American Bar Association’s annual convention. The honoree is someone who has contributed extensively to not only their local bar but the … Read More

Justin Joy Named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Justin Joy, a Shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Memphis office, has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Fellows are chosen based on their devoted and distinguished service to the legal profession and the administration of justice and their adherence to the highest standards of professional ethics and personal conduct. Joy leads the firm’s cybersecurity practice group.  He provides … Read More

Daniel Olivas

Daniel Olivas, a shareholder in our Nashville office, recently gave a lecture to CRNA students at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia. Mr. Olivas regularly serves as a guest lecturer at MTSA and educates students about medical malpractice law. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, and Defense Research Institute.

Chuck Cagle and Chris McCarty Present

Chuck Cagle and Chris McCarty recently spoke at the Tennessee School Boards Association Summer Law Institute.  Mr. Cagle spoke on what process is due in student discipline and Mr. McCarty spoke on the current status of Title IX.  The annual Summer Law Institute sponsored by TSBA, in conjunction with the Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys, is a seminar held … Read More