Ryan Shannon

Ryan Shannon, an associate in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office, has been appointed to the Defense Research Institute’s Young Lawyers Steering Committee for the 2023-2024 term.  DRI Young Lawyer Committee’s mission is to provide its members professional development, quality CLE programs and networking opportunities.  Ryan focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, education law, insurance defense, and general civil … Read More

Janet Hayes Presents

Janet Hayes recent spoke to the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association on Workplace Challenges.  The Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association is dedicated to the promotion of the paralegal profession in Tennessee through the development of the highest standards of service, ethical conduct, continuing education and broadening the public understanding of the paralegal profession.  Janet is a frequent speaker on employment related topics … Read More

Mary Beth White Presents

Mary Beth White spoke at the Tennessee Trucking Association Annual Convention recently on Tort Reform:  Taking the Offense.  Mary Beth focuses her practice on commercial and business litigation, with a particular emphasis on commercial transportation. She has defended a wide range of clients, including large, medium, and small motor carriers, brokers, public transit systems, and drivers. Additionally, she frequently advises … Read More

Justin Joy Presents

Justin Joy spoke at the Medical Professional Liability Association’s Claims and Risk Management/Patient Safety Workshop recently on Mitigating and Covering Current Cyber Risk Facing Independent Medical Practices.  He spoke on the current cyber risk landscape facing medical practices, mitigation strategies, and recent developments with cyber insurance coverage.  Justin is a shareholder in the Memphis office of Lewis Thomason and leads … Read More

Maggie Roney and Kent Francis

Maggie Roney and Kent Francis recently obtained a defense verdict in a healthcare liability case that was tried in Shelby County Circuit Court.  The plaintiff alleged that the defendant surgeon improperly performed a hernia repair surgery on her in May of 2019.  Following a six day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant surgeon, finding that … Read More

Leslie Bishop and Janet Hayes

Members of Lewis Thomason’s employment team recently spoke at UT Battelle’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium.  Janet Hayes, chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group, spoke on “The Supreme Court’s Evolving Approach to Religion in the Workplace” and Leslie Bishop, chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group spoke on “Workers’ Comp issues – Remote Work and Retaliation.”  Lewis … Read More

In Memory of Ray Babaoglu

Lewis Thomason recently lost our long-time partner and friend, Ray Babaoglu. Ray attended Memphis State University College of Law, where he earned his JD in 1974. It was there his love of the University of Memphis Tigers was born. After graduating from law school, Ray embarked on an illustrious forty–five–plus–year career specializing in immigration law. He joined Lewis Thomason in … Read More

Congratulations to Kevin Baskette and Patrick Quinn

Congratulations to Kevin Baskette and Patrick Quinn who earned a jury verdict for their clients in a health care liability case filed in Shelby County Circuit Court.  The clients were a surgeon and his group.  The surgeon performed a gallbladder removal surgery where the plaintiff patient sustained complications requiring repair surgeries.  After deliberations, the jury answered the Court’s first question … Read More

Meagan Collver

Meagan Collver, Special Counsel in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office, spoke at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Knoxville on September 8, 2023 on the topic of STARK law and antitrust law as it pertains to healthcare. She also presented on the reporting requirements under Tennessee law and medical malpractice law.  Meagan primarily focuses on healthcare liability defense … Read More

Chris McCarty

Chris McCarty recently presented to the Tennessee Association of School Business Officials on the New Parental Leave Act which allows the substitution of up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave (PPL) for FMLA unpaid leave granted in connection with the birth of an employee’s son or daughter or the placement of a son or daughter with an employee for … Read More