Meet the Barrister – Ed Owens
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
LT: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?
Ed Owens: It beats work. I do enjoy solving problems, though.
LT: You’re stranded on a desert island – what music are you listening to?
Ed Owens: Soundtracks from musicals, Broadway or Hollywood.
LT: What do you want your legacy to be?
Ed Owens: That on balance, I was not that bad of a guy.
LT: What is one thing on your bucket list and why?
Ed Owens: I would like to write a book. Nonfiction, my imagination’s not that great.
LT: What is your favorite drink and why?
Ed Owens: Any decent beer, as long as there’s someone interesting to talk to while I drink it.
LT: What book is on your bedside table (or on your e-reader)?
Ed Owens: The Big Picture, by Sean Carroll; The German War, by Nicholas Stargardt.
LT: If you could change careers, what would you choose?
Ed Owens: Playing the guitar. I fooled around with it some in college and enjoyed it.
Ed Owens, a shareholder with the firm, practices in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate litigation, bankruptcy, business law, banking, landlord-tenant and municipal law. Mr. Owens has handled a broad range of commercial cases in state and federal courts representing a variety of businesses such as banks, title insurance companies, commercial landlords and property owners. Mr. Owens is City Attorney for the City of Sevierville, Tenn. and is counsel for the City’s Public Building Authority.