Meet the Barrister – Lucas Davidson
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
Lewis Thomason: If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Lucas Davidson: I would say flying but I am not fond of heights. Outside of that, I would opt for the ability to call “time out” in life like Zack Morris in Saved by the Bell. Maybe even a remote to be able to rewind, pause and fast forward life but not like that Adam Sandler movie. The remote, but more like Zack Morris or “Preppy,” as Salter called him.
Lewis Thomason: What shows are on your DVR?
Lucas Davidson: Game of Thrones, Puppy Dog Pals, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Saturday Night Live, 30 for 30, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Modern Family, and Curious George.
Lewis Thomason: If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce?
Lucas Davidson: No work on Mondays. I would also wait for the spring and “spring forward” 30 minutes for Daylight Savings time and then ever change the time again. Problem solved.
Lewis Thomason: What’s the most interesting thing you can see out your window?
Lucas Davidson: I watched the 505 Church Sky scraper constructed from a hole in the ground to the 45 stories it is today. Also, occasionally, David Changas.
Lewis Thomason: When did you decide to become a lawyer?
Lucas Davidson: I decided to go to law school in high school because I thought lawyers got to drive Jaguars. I decided not to go to law school when I started college after starting a job as a courier at a law firm. I decided to go to law school again right before I graduated when I realized I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. I drive a Honda Accord.
Lewis Thomason: What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Lucas Davidson: Winning an argument for writ of certiorari against the Department of Children Services on behalf of a wonderful foster family. Even though the case did not ultimately turn out how we wished, I gave it everything I had for over a year all the way from the Juvenile Court to the Court of Appeals.
Lewis Thomason: You’re stranded on a desert island – what music are you listening to?
Lucas Davidson: My high school classmates’ Cage the Elephant or my neighbor’s band Halestorm since I’m a total backstage groupie now. Honestly, it would probably be my mediation app to make me appreciate being on a desert island.
Lewis Thomason: What’s the best advice you ever received?
Lucas Davidson: In the legal world, when I clerked for Judge Steve Wilson in Kentucky, he told me that if it ever looks like I am going to win an oral argument, to shut up because I might talk the judge out of it. With regard to general life advice, it would be to accept the things I cannot change and to treat each moment in life as if I personally chose it.
Lewis Thomason: What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville?
Lucas Davidson: Hanging out in my backyard with my wife, son, and dog. Exploring all the restaurants and craft breweries in my neighborhood. Running on the Shelby Bottoms Greenway so I can hopefully keep exploring all the restaurants and craft breweries in my neighborhood.
Lewis Thomason: Describe your most memorable moment in a deposition or trial?
Lucas Davidson: When I asked an elderly female plaintiff if she had ever been convicted of a crime and she told me that she had been convicted of the manslaughter of her ex-husband. I settled that one quickly…
Lucas Davidson is an associate in the Nashville office where he specializes in the defense of high exposure cases, including transportation and trucking, mass torts, business disputes, products liability, construction, and professional liability for corporations and major insurance carriers. Mr. Davidson has argued complex issues in courts throughout Tennessee and Kentucky in both state and appellate courts. In addition to litigation practice, Mr. Davidson regularly advises insurance carriers with regard to coverage and exposure issues along with leading investigations of claims.