Mitchell’s Malarkey

Mitchell Panter’s monthly article “Hide It Under a Bushel” has been printed in the June 2022 DICTA, Volume 50, Issue 6 and can be found on page 29. Read the full article here.

John Tarpley Presents

John Tarpley, a shareholder in our Nashville office, recently presented “There’s a New Sheriff in Town: A Novel Approach to Settling Catastrophic Cases Early” at Alfa International’s 2022 Transportation Practice Group Seminar. The theme of this year’s seminar was “What the Heck Happened to the World and Where Do We Go From Here? Defending Transportation Claims During and After the … Read More

Chris McCarty Presents

Chris McCarty, a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office, recently spoke at The Tennessee Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Forum. The forum was sponsored by the TBA’s Labor and Employment Section, and provided in depth, timely, specialized, and practical information and updates on a range of labor and employment law topics. Chris McCarty practices in the areas of employment … Read More

IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report “GIG” Economy Income, Virtual Currency Transactions, and Foreign Source Income and Assets

On March 1, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice (Link:  Tax Time Guide: IRS reminds taxpayers to report gig economy income, virtual currency transactions, foreign source income and assets | Internal Revenue Service) reminding taxpayers of their reporting obligations regarding the “gig” economy, virtual currency transactions, and foreign source income and assets.  The “gig” economy involves activity where … Read More

DOJ’s False Claims Suit Against Texas Doctor Ongoing

In March 2021, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a civil suit against Dr. Clay Cockerell alleging that he knowingly permitted a laboratory management company to submit false claims to federal health insurance programs for unnecessary tests. (LINK to DOJ Press Release on Doctor Accused of False Claims Violations). The DOJ alleges that in return for Dr. Cockerell’s agreement with … Read More

David Chapman/Client Spotlight

Last week David Chapman spoke at the Delta V Forensic Engineering annual meeting as a part of their client spotlight podcast. David discussed his work with the Delta V team, prior success stories, and moving forward towards a successful future.

T. Mitchell Panter Named Shareholder

Mitchell Panter has been named shareholder at Lewis Thomason. He is located in the firm’s Knoxville office. Mitchell Panter’s 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, Panter also represents businesses in complex commercial disputes … Read More

Congratulations to Dale Bay and Jordan Scott

Congratulations to Dale Bay and Jordan Scott, shareholders in our Nashville office, who prevailed in an important healthcare liability matter in the Supreme Court of Tennessee today.  In the case, it was alleged that the defendant doctor told  the  plaintiff  he  was  an  experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, and that the doctor’s representations induced the plaintiff to consent to surgery. However, … Read More

John Tarpley Presents

John Tarpley, a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, addressed a class from the Nashville Bar Association’s Leadership Forum on January 13th to discuss the appointment process for the state and federal judiciary. Mr. Tarpley has established himself as one of the pre-eminent lawyers who represent commercial transportation companies and their employees in Tennessee and nationwide.

David Chapman Presents

David Chapman, a Shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office, presented on the Tennessee Dram Shop Act to the Smokey Mountain Paralegal Association on January 13th.  David’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of local and national transportation companies and commercial motor vehicle drivers, including medical and liability expert retention and discovery, accident investigation and evaluation, and pre-trial, trial and appellate … Read More