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Christen Blackburn and Mitchell Panter join Lewis Thomason

We are pleased to welcome Christen Blackburn and Mitchell Panter to Lewis Thomason!

Christen Blackburn is an experienced litigator in the Nashville office where she represents Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, professionals, and governmental entities in a variety of litigated matters. Christen regularly handles tort litigation involving transportation, product liability, medical malpractice, and professional liability. She also dedicates a significant portion of her practice to employment litigation and workers’ compensation, defending employers against allegations of discrimination harassment and retaliation. Christen also advises insurance carriers on areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Mitchell Panter is an associate at Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office. His 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, Mr. Panter also represents businesses in complex commercial disputes involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and other breach of contract matters.