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

Congratulations Heidi Barcus

Heidi Barcus, shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, was elected vice-president of the Tennessee Bar Association and will serve as president of the Tennessee Bar Association in 2025-2026.  She will take office as vice president this summer at the TBA Convention and then automatically advance to president-elect in June 2024 and then president in June 2025.  Heidi joins a long … Read More

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two of a kind: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. As we as a nation celebrate one of our national heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we take a moment to stop and reflect on Dr. King’s rich … Read More

Lisa Ramsay Cole

Lisa Cole

Lisa Ramsay Cole was the speaker for the Lawyers’ Association for Women’s “Lean-In” event recently which was moderated by Alaina Beach. The topic was “Navigating Four Generations in the Workforce,” and Lisa discussed issues that can arise in the workplace due to varying communication preferences between generations. Especially in light of the post-Covid hybrid workplace, she discussed the importance of … Read More

David Garst Presents

On September 19, 2022, David Garst presented a seminar to the Tennessee Engineers’ Conference in Franklin entitled “Landmines and Pitfalls of Design Professional Practice.”  The seminar was attended by engineers from across the State, and was co-presented by Dale Crow, Senior Vice President of Risk Strategies.

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