On August 26, 2021, Lewis Thomason lost one of its beloved partners and mentors, Jerry Mitchell. Jerry was born August 30, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee and spent most of his remarkable life with his wife, Caroline. Jerry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and his law degree from Georgetown University. While in law school, Jerry worked for Senator Albert Gore, Sr., where he met Caroline. He then went on to Officer’s Candidate School, served the JAG Corps with distinction as a Lieutenant in Vietnam, received an honorable discharge, and returned to Memphis in 1971 to practice law, raise his family, and serve his community. Soon after returning to Memphis, John Thomason, Frank Crawford, and Roy Hendrix invited Jerry to join their firm and practice law with General Al Harvey and Kimbrough Johnson. The rest is history! That small firm has grown into one of the largest law firms in the state: a legacy that endures as Lewis Thomason. We are thankful for our mentors and role models like Jerry Mitchell, true trial lawyer and titan of the bar.