Lewis Thomason Names New Shareholders and Special Counsels

Margaret Cooper, Preston Hawkins, Sarah Sheppeard and Paul Whitt have been named shareholders at Lewis Thomason.

Marisa Combs, Edd Peyton, Casey Shannon, Brad Telfeyan, Claire Thomas and Shannon van Tol have been named Special Counsel.



Margaret Cooper, shareholder, has a diverse litigation practice, with particular emphasis in healthcare liability, transportation, and business and commercial litigation.



Preston Hawkins, shareholder, concentrates his practice in construction litigation, general commercial and tort litigation, and appellate advocacy.


Sarah Sheppeard


Sarah Sheppeard, a shareholder and a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, practices in the areas of domestic relations, estates, commercial law and general civil litigation.



Paul Whitt , shareholder, practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, such as engineers, architects and surveyors, as well as professional liability representation of accountants and lawyers.



Marisa Combs, special counsel, concentrates her practice in professional liability defense of lawyers, architects, engineers, surveyors, appraisers, and other professionals.

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Edd Peyton, special counsel and a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator, focuses on medical malpractice defense, personal injury litigation, insurance defense, employment, civil litigation, municipal litigation and construction litigation.




Casey Shannon, special counsel, focuses on corporate and transactional work, from intellectual property licensing and registration to business organization formation and governance.




Brad Telfeyan, special counsel, practices primarily in the areas of commercial transportation litigation and products liability.




Claire Thomas, special counsel, focuses on civil trial practice in the state and federal courts of Tennessee and Florida, with a focus in the areas of premises liability, products liability, automobile liability and general tort liability.




Shannon van Tol, special counsel, practices in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Construction groups.



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