Ariane Sowa Hookman

Sandra Cannon

Ariane Sowa Hookman is an associate attorney in the firm’s Knoxville office practicing in the areas of construction law and general civil litigation. She joined the firm in August 2019. Prior to earning her law degree, Ms. Hookman worked as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, providing program management to clients in National Defense & Intelligence.  While in law school, … Read More

Hayden Short

Sandra Cannon

Hayden Short is an associate in the firm’s Knoxville office practicing in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury and premises liability, and general civil litigation. He joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2019. Mr. Short is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, College of Law. As a law student, Mr. Short was a two-year member of … Read More

J. Matthew Drake

Sandra Cannon

Matt Drake is an associate in the firm’s Knoxville office. Matt is an experienced litigation and trial attorney, handling matters in both state and federal courts. He has obtained multiple defense verdicts on behalf of his clients following jury and bench trials and enjoyed success at the appellate level. Matt handles a wide array of cases from contract disputes to … Read More

T. Mitchell Panter

Sandra Cannon

Mitchell Panter is an associate at Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office. His practice centers on representing health care providers in professional liability matters and disciplinary investigations with Tennessee’s various health-related boards.  He also assists providers with licensing and regulatory issues. In addition to his healthcare practice, Mr. Panter also represents businesses in complex commercial disputes involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and … Read More

Tyler D. Smith

Sandra Cannon

Tyler Smith, special counsel, is a lifelong Tennessean who is in the firm’s Knoxville office. Mr. Smith has extensive experience representing employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims through trial and administrative hearings with the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. He has obtained numerous positive results for employers on issues of medical causation, last injurious exposure, notice, statute of … Read More

Adam F. Rust

Sandra Cannon

Adam Rust serves as special counsel in the firm’s Knoxville office and focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation.  He handles cases involving a wide range of individual and corporate clients, including the areas of employment law, transportation, construction and general tort litigation.  He also spends a significant amount of his time representing businesses in commercial disputes.   Additionally, he provides … Read More

David A. Chapman

Sandra Cannon

David Chapman, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, focuses primarily on the defense of local and national transportation companies and commercial motor vehicle drivers, including medical and liability expert retention and discovery, accident investigation and evaluation, and pre-trial, trial and appellate litigation. He has also worked with multiple motor carriers and transportation companies regarding post-accident protocols and FMCSA compliance. … Read More

Andrea C. Anderson

Sandra Cannon

Andi Anderson is a member of Lewis Thomason’s Business & Commercial and Tax Practice Groups and is based in the firm’s Knoxville office. Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration are Andi’s primary focus, and her practice routinely includes federal and state taxation, business formation, and charitable organizations ranging from formation and operations to dissolution. Andi started her career working in … Read More

Kati Sanford Goodner

Sandra Cannon

Kati Sanford Goodner is a member of Lewis Thomason’s Business & Commercial and Tax Practice Groups and is based in the firm’s Knoxville office. Commercial Litigation and Tax Controversy are Kati’s primary focus, although her experience and practice routinely includes Estate and Trust Litigation, Conservatorships, and the representation of small businesses in matters ranging from formation issues to shareholder disputes … Read More

J. Eric Butler

Sandra Cannon

Eric Butler is a Shareholder in the firm and manages the firm’s Tax Practice Group. Mr. Butler focuses his legal practice in the areas of federal and state taxation, business formations, complex commercial litigation, tax controversy matters, white collar criminal defense, and estate planning/probate matters. Mr. Butler handles a large range of business and tax matters for clients across the … Read More