This week Heidi Barcus, Special Counsel in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office, was honored this week at the American Bar Association’s annual convention. Each year the Tennessee Bar Association’s state delegation selects a Tennessee lawyer to be honored during the American Bar Association’s annual convention. The honoree is someone who has contributed extensively to not only their local bar but the Tennessee and American Bar Associations as well.
Barcus has represented hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in healthcare liability matters. She practices in the federal and state courts of both Tennessee and Kentucky courts as well as all appellate courts of each state.
Before joining Lewis Thomason, Barcus served as staff attorney and assistant general counsel at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, a Level VI trauma center where she directed the day-to-day legal services of the hospital as well as advising the hospital administration on health care liability, HIPAA, and employment law.
Among her many professional accomplishments, Barcus is a Fellow in the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Knoxville Bar Association. She is Chair of Knoxville Bar Association Fellows, a Hearing Committee Member of the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, the former president of the Knoxville Bar Association, immediate past chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, member of Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. She is named in Mid-South Super Lawyers and named in Mid-South Super Lawyer’s Top 50 Women Lawyers. She is recognized by The Best Lawyers, as Lawyer of the Year and in Top Attorney in Knoxville’s Cityview Magazine.