Deborah C. Stevens, president and managing shareholder at Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C., was one of three winners of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) annual President’s Award, bestowed upon those who exhibit exceptional service to the legal profession. The award was presented in recognition of Stevens’ outstanding work on the Task Force for Women in the Profession.
As chair of the task force, Stevens helped create the Glass Ceiling Initiative that examined the structural barrier hampering women from advancing in the legal profession. The committee looked at practical ways to increase the number of women rising to partner in their firm and how to improve economically in the field.
A member of the bar in both Tennessee and Kentucky, the University of Tennessee College of Law graduate has tried cases through the Southeast and was once named National Law Journal’s Top Ten Litigators in the Country.
Stevens is currently President-elect of the YWCA, a member of the Executive Women’s Association of Knoxville and on the Knoxville Urban League Board of Directors. She practices in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, general tort and commercial litigation and professional liability defense.
Nashville lawyer B. Riney Green and TBA staff member Lynn Pointer also received the honor.
Lewis King was founded in 1960 and today has 57 attorneys in its three offices in Nashville, Knoxville and Sevierville.