Lewis King Law Firm Names New Shareholders

Mary Beth Haltom and Daniel W. Olivas have been named shareholders in the Nashville office of the Lewis, King, Krieg and Waldrop, P.C., law firm.

Haltom concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, with an emphasis in commercial transportation litigation and franchise litigation. Olivas focuses on the areas of product liability, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, ERISA defense and professional malpractice.

“Haltom and Olivas are talented litigators who have made valuable contributions to our firm and clients since they joined in 2005,” said Lisa Cole, managing shareholder of the firm’s Nashville office.

Haltom is admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee, all federal courts in Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She currently serves as Middle Tennessee Governor of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Tennessee Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and the Nashville Bar Association. She serves as a faculty member at the ABA TIPS National Trial Academy and is assistant legal counsel for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

Haltom is a summa cum laude graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she was captain of the Lady Bulldog basketball team, and a cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Haltom is active in many civic and charitable organizations in the community, such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Preston Taylor Ministries and is a volunteer basketball coach for various middle and elementary school and AAU teams. The Nashville Business Journal recently named her a “Forty under 40,” one of 40 professionals under the age of 40 recognized for excellence in business and contributions to Middle Tennessee communities.

Olivas is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee, the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and former vice chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.

Olivas earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas El Paso and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was a member of the Tennessee Law Review.

Olivas lives in East Nashville. He and his wife, Susan, are avid cooks, gardeners, patrons of the arts and proud parents of a five-year-old daughter.

Lewis King is the 14th largest law firm in Nashville and the 9th largest law firm in Tennessee. The firm was founded in 1960 and today has 55 attorneys in its three offices in Nashville, Knoxville and Sevierville. There are 27 lawyers in the Nashville office and 53 total employees.

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