Loy Waldrop

Loy Waldrop, a senior attorney in the Knoxville office, recently participated in a panel discussion on gun violence in our society with the Leadership Asheville Forum at University of North Carolina Asheville.  Loy focused on firearm death rates in the United States and peer countries and recent US Supreme Court decisions involving the Second Amendment.  Other panelists discussed local firearm … Read More


Dale Bay, Margaret Roney, and Dawson Ogletree recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of an urgent care physician in a two-week wrongful death healthcare liability trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court. The plaintiff alleged the defendant physician misdiagnosed the decedent with gastroesophageal reflux disease four days prior to his death from cardiac tamponade as a result of a rare … Read More


The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced on April 23, 2024, that it will raise the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum annual salary threshold in a series of two steps.  First, on July 1, the threshold will increase from $35,568 to $43,888 per year.  Then, on January 1, 2025, it will increase to $58,656.   The FLSA mandates that employers … Read More

Daniel Olivas

Daniel Olivas, shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, was a guest lecturer at the University of Tennessee College of Law’s administrative law course recently.  Administrative law refers to the branch of law governing the creation and operation of administrative agencies.  Daniel represents industrial, construction, corporate, and non-profit clients before multiple administrative agencies in employment discrimination matters, including Title VII, ADA, … Read More

Michael Goode

Michael Goode recently presented Tax Mitigation Strategies to The Standard’s Leadership Society.  Tax mitigation strategies can reduce the amount of taxes owed by taking advantage of the federal tax code.  Michael has extensive experience in preparing estate and business succession plans for a variety of clients, including those with closely held family businesses, large retirement accounts, and complex legal issues. … Read More

Owners Not Entitled to Statute of Repose Defense

Appellate Reversal of Summary Judgment Highlights Purpose of Construction Statute of Repose In Clayton v. Dixon, 2023 Tenn. App. LEXIS 115 (Tenn. Ct. App. March 23, 2023), a property owner sued adjacent property owners for property damage caused by the installation of an allegedly deficient pipe culvert. Mark Clayton, the owner of residential property, sued his neighbors, Joseph and Faye … Read More

Managing Information Access Requests in Tennessee LLCs

Along with the ever-increasing importance of information in our society come various legal rights to access that information. Some of those rights to information have been established for decades.[1] Other information access rights are nascent, with some not yet in existence. [2] Since the enactment of the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Act (“Act”) nearly two decades ago, members of Tennessee limited liability … Read More

David Garst Recognized

David Garst was recently recognized for his contributions as founder of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (TACC) at its 20th Year Gala in Nashville.  Past and current members addressed David’s contributions as “Godfather” of the preeminent professional organization of Tennessee construction lawyers.  The celebration occurred during the annual meeting at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Event … Read More

Chuck Cagle

Chuck Cagle was the closing speaker at the Cumberland University Education Policy Forum.  He spoke on “Recent Developments in Education Law from the General Assembly and the Courts.” Chuck Cagle is a shareholder and chair of the Education Law and Government Relations Practice Group for the firm’s Nashville office. He is a frequent speaker on education topics.

Coach Phillip Fulmer Visits LT Memphis

Coach Phillip Fulmer, former coach of the University of Tennessee football team, recently visited Lewis Thomason’s Memphis office.  He spoke on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region, talked Tennessee Football, and celebrated the 25th anniversary of the national Championship win by UT.  The Memphis office was thrilled to have him!