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Sallie Neese

Sallie Papajohn Neese is an associate in the firm’s Knoxville office where  she focuses her practice on Education and Employment Law. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. She was the staff editor and senior commentary editor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. She was elected 1L and 2L representative of Law Women. … Read More


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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


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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


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Mitchell Panter is a shareholder 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


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Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith, a shareholder and a lifelong Tennessean, 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 limitations, … Read More


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Adam Rust

Adam Rust is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office and represents individuals and businesses in a diverse range of legal matters.  He handles lawsuits involving the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, transportation and construction.  He also focuses upon the formation and advising of business entities, providing counsel to limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations throughout Tennessee.  Additionally, he … Read More


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David A. Chapman

David Chapman, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, focuses primarily on the defense of local and national transportation companies, brokers and commercial motor operators, 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


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J. Eric Butler

J. Eric Butler is a Shareholder in the firm and manages the firm’s Tax Practice and Estate Planning 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 … Read More


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Mark Castleberry, a shareholder based in the firm’s Knoxville office, has a varied litigation-based practice focusing on the area of health care law to include medical malpractice and long-term care defense, as well as, product liability defense, business litigation, insurance law, personal injury defense, and professional negligence. Mr. Castleberry has extensive experience as lead counsel representing numerous clients in complex, … Read More


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Bill Mynatt

William A. Mynatt, Jr., a shareholder and Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, is based in the firm’s Knoxville office. Mynatt was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up there with a decade divided by several years in Chicago, Illinois, and the Maryland suburbs of the District of Columbia. Mynatt’s practice emphasizes courtroom and pretrial litigation, primarily representing parties in domestic … Read More