Jonathan May and Laura Deakins Triumph in Workers’ Compensation Case …. For the Defense!

There is an old adage about workers’ compensation cases: Rule Number One in workers’ compensation case is … the plaintiff always wins!

The defense team of Jonathan May and Laura Deakins defied the rule, winning a verdict for the defendant in a workers’ compensation case trial in the Shelby County Chancery Court.

Congratulations to Jonathan and Laura on this remarkable victory!

May-0375Mr. May practices in the area of civil litigation, handling matters in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee. He has substantial experience defending claims involving workers’ compensation and insurance bad faith. In addition to his active litigation practice, Mr. May has counseled small business clients on matters including entity formation, employment law compliance and preparation of employer policies and procedures.


Laura DeakinsAfter serving four years as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Holly Kirby on both the Tennessee Supreme Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals, Ms. Deakins joined Lewis Thomason as an associate in 2015.  During law school, Ms. Deakins also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jon P. McCalla of the Western District of Tennessee and the Honorable Janice M. Holder of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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