Stair

John McCulley

Marshall Stair, special counsel in the firm’s Knoxville office, concentrates his practice primarily in employment law, workers’ compensation defense, insurance casualty defense, and general commercial and tort litigation.  Mr. Stair is fluent in Spanish and while attending law school, he worked for the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division as a bilingual assistant assisting federal investigations enforcing … Read More

McCarty

John McCulley

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, and has argued before the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Mr. McCarty also presents on employment and education law topics. His articles on those topics have been seen in numerous … Read More

Britton

John McCulley

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. His primary focus areas include: eminent domain and condemnation, real estate and real estate related litigation, insurance and defense of insureds, contract drafting, and business litigation. In … Read More

Schuller

John McCulley

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

Walter

John McCulley

Glenn R. Walter, a shareholder of Lewis Thomason, has a varied litigation-based practice. Mr. Walter has extensive experience as lead counsel in the areas of insurance defense, product liability, insurance coverage, personal injury, healthcare liability, transportation, agri-business liability defense, workers’ compensation, and general tort litigation. Other areas of his practice include professional liability, premises liability, ERISA, other commercial litigation matters, … Read More

Jones

John McCulley

Ben Jones is a shareholder in the Knoxville office of Lewis Thomason. Mr. Jones’ practice primarily concentrates on personal injury, insurance and casualty defense in civil litigation with his primary emphasis in the areas of hospitality litigation, amusement litigation, commercial vehicle/automobile litigation, professional liability and general tort defense. Mr. Jones has defended wrongful death and other catastrophic injury cases and … Read More

Bishop

Charley Sexton

Leslie F. Bishop, a Lewis Thomason shareholder, is responsible for all aspects of a general defense litigation practice, with an emphasis in workers’ compensation and employment law. Her employment practice ranges from representation of employers at state agencies to trial on all employment issues. She currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. Ms. Bishop joined the … Read More

Hawkins

Charley Sexton

Preston A. Hawkins, a shareholder in the Knoxville office, concentrates his practice on general tort litigation, construction litigation, appellate advocacy, and criminal defense.  Mr. Hawkins is lead trial counsel and has successfully defended global corporations in significant lawsuits in state and federal court.  Mr. Hawkins has also successfully represented contractors, design professionals, and owners in numerous construction litigation matters and … Read More

Fields

Charley Sexton

Rodney A. Fields, managing shareholder of the Knoxville office, joined Lewis Thomason in 1991.  He is Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors and manages the firm’s Business Practice Group.  Mr. Fields divides his practice between litigation and transactional work. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and casualty defense litigation. Mr. Fields also … Read More

Owens

Charley Sexton

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. He frequently litigates real … Read More