Nicholas Vescovo Named to Memphis Business Journal’s 2023 40 Under 40

Nicholas Vescovo, a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Memphis office, has been named to Memphis Business Journal’s 2023 40 under 40. Vescovo regularly counsels clients ranging from start-ups and emerging companies to individual artists and performers to multi-national corporations on all types of intellectual property issues. He has handled matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States … Read More

Janet Hayes

This week Janet Hayes, a Shareholder in the Knoxville office, presented at the Knoxville Bar Association’s annual Law Practice Today Expo on “Workplace Investigations: Navigating the Treacherous Trail to Truth.”  The session explored investigation traps, offered tips, and discussed best practices for effectively handling sensitive issues in the workplace.  Ms. Hayes is an advocate for employers and businesses across the … Read More

Marshall Stair

Marshall Stair presented an update on the Fair Labor Standards Act at the East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women this week.  Marshall concentrates his practice in employment law with an emphasis on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA/wage & hour/overtime), insurance casualty defense, and general commercial and tort litigation. While attending law school, he worked for the United States Department … Read More

John Manson Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation

John Manson, Special Counsel in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, has been named a Fellow of the Nashville 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. Manson, a Nashville native, earned his bachelor’s degree in … Read More

David Draper

David Draper recently participated in a panel at the ALFA International Client Seminar on supply chain and price volatility in the construction industry.  Whether by pandemic, inflation, war, protective tariffs or increased competition for a finite supply, scarcity of parts and materials and their price volatility have triggered project delays and project cancellations. As a consequence, owners and developers, designers … Read More

Noor Obaji

Noor Obaji spoke at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s Diversity and Pre-Law Day on “My Life as a Lawyer.”  She discussed the challenges and triumphs of working as a lawyer.  Obaji is an associate in the firm’s Memphis office and she graduated from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2018. During law school, Ms. … Read More

Baker’s Man

During the throes of the pandemic, we all struggled to distract ourselves from the apocalypse. We subscribed to every streaming service. We renovated every corner of our homes. We knitted. We painted. We picked up instruments we haven’t played since grammar school. (May God save the soul of anyone who tried playing the recorder.) We tested the contours of our … Read More

Movie Lawyers of All Time

When your bar association asks you to do something, whenever and wherever possible, you say “yes.” At least, that was the thought at the forefront of my mind when Marsha and Cathy suggested an idea for a new DICTA column and reached out to me to see if I would be willing to start writing again. They wanted a simple … Read More

David Garst

On March 7, David Garst participated in the 2023 SpeakUP legislative engagement event sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Tennessee.  The seminar series took place at the Tennessee State Capitol Building.  Mr. Garst and Dale Crow of Risk Strategies presented a seminar entitled “Proven Contract Negotiation Techniques for Design Professionals” to architects and architectural educators from across Tennessee.  Mr. … Read More