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Sarah Sheppeard

Sarah Y. Sheppeard is a shareholder and a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator in the firm’s Knoxville office. Sarah practices in the areas of domestic relations, estates, commercial law and general civil litigation. She is a past-president of the Tennessee Bar Association and has chaired the Tennessee Bar Association Litigation Section and CLE Committee.  She has been a lecturer with … Read More


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Mike Towe

Mikel Towe is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office and joined the office in 2013 after graduation from law school.  Mr. Towe graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and devotes his practice to civil litigation focusing primarily in the areas of insurance litigation involving automobile and trucking accidents, products liability, commercial liability, general liability, as well … Read More


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John King

John King is a senior shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office.  He is a preeminent AV rated lawyer having been AV rated over 30 years. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for the past five years. Mr. King has substantial experience in tort and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. … Read More


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David Draper is a Knoxville native and the senior shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville construction law practice group. He is an AV-rated trial lawyer with broad experience in civil litigation, arbitration, and mediation.  Prior to obtaining his law degree, he operated a paint contracting business and worked in commercial construction.  His law practice is concentrated in construction defect litigation, professional … Read More


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Robyn Jarvis Askew is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office who focuses her practice on all aspects of real estate, corporate, and business matters. She represents corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, and limited liability companies regarding entity formation, financing, and operations, including preparation, review and negotiation of commercial contracts of all types spanning multiple industries. Ms. Askew’s  real estate practice … Read More


Chris Weathers

Paul Whitt, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, including professional liability defense of design professionals, such as engineers, architects and surveyors, and representation of contractors, subcontractors and owners in construction defect related disputes. He also regularly handles matters related to the defense of accountants and accounting firms in professional liability … Read More


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Marshall Stair, a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office, concentrates his practice in employment law with an emphasis on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA/wage & hour/overtime), insurance casualty defense, and general commercial and tort litigation. While attending law school, he worked for the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, assisting federal investigations enforcing the Fair Labor … Read More


Chris Weathers

Chris W. McCarty, a shareholder in our Knoxville office, practices in the areas of employment law, education law and civil litigation. Mr. McCarty handles matters before state and federal courts throughout Tennessee. Mr. McCarty is also a trained arbitrator, and is listed as a Rule 31 mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Mr. McCarty also presents … Read More


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John Britton

John J. Britton is a shareholder in the firm’s Knoxville office. His practice focuses on litigation in state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as state and local boards and administrative agencies. He focuses primarily on eminent domain and condemnation, real estate and real estate related litigation, firearms law, contract negotiation and drafting, and business litigation. In eminent domain … Read More


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Lars Schuller

Lars E. Schuller joined the firm as special counsel in 2006 as the manager of the firm’s Sevierville office. He now practices in the firm’s Knoxville office, principally in the areas of real estate litigation, real estate title law, real estate transactions, and related matters.  He has obtained defense judgments for sellers, title agencies, title insurance companies, and real estate … Read More