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Summer Associate Program

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Our Summer Associate Program provides law students with a unique opportunity to experience life in our law firm. The purpose of the program is to identify and make offers of employment to those summer associates who demonstrate exceptional legal skills and the ability to become productive members of the firm. The number of summer associates hired is determined by expected hiring needs for future associates. The Lewis Thomason Summer Associate Program offers a balance of social activities and real-world work assignments and includes:

  • An orientation in which shareholders and associates share information on their clerking and courtroom experiences and offer general practice tips
  • Extensive training on computer systems and other resources
  • The assignment of a shareholder mentor and a young associate mentor
  • Attendance at depositions, client meetings, court hearings, mediations, trials, internal practice group meetings and monthly associate training meetings
  • Formal and informal feedback
  • Regular social activities with associates and shareholders

Recruitment Process

We participate in on-campus recruiting at the University of Tennessee, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi and Vanderbilt University. Students at other schools may submit resumes by mail to the appropriate office. Recruitment for second-year law students is completed by October for the following summer. Recruitment for first-year students begins in February.

Resumes for summer associate positions should be sent to:

Knoxville/Sevierville

Lawrence F. Giordano
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37901

Memphis

Margaret Cooper Roney
One Commerce Square, 29th Floor
40 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Nashville

David A. Changas
424 Church Street, Suite 2500
Nashville, TN 37219

Attorneys

We often hire lateral attorneys to fill a need or take advantage of an opportunity. Lewis Thomason has a longstanding tradition of excellence and success. Our clients expect service that builds respect and establishes long-term relationships. We strive to serve our clients effectively and efficiently so they receive value in our services. Lewis Thomason hires attorneys who are committed to these same principles.

Resumes for lateral attorney positions should be sent to:

Knoxville/Sevierville

Rodney A. Fields
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37901

Memphis

Andrea Malkin
One Commerce Square, 29th Floor
40 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

NASHVILLE

Lisa Cole
424 Church Street, Suite 2500
Nashville, TN 37219