Sandra Cannon

Susan West Carey is a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office. She practices in the areas of employment law, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and general casualty defense litigation.  Ms. Carey’s practice is concentrated in civil trial litigation in state and federal courts.  She has achieved successful results via both mediation and litigation.  Ms. Carey’s current clients are national, regional and local … Read More


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J. Wallace Irvin

J. Wallace Irvin, a shareholder, is in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, where he focuses his practice on construction law. Mr. Irvin represents architects, engineers, contractors, and surveyors in a wide variety of business matters, including contract negotiations, project administration, closeout, construction defect defense and payment disputes, including the assertion and enforcement of mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens and performance and payment … Read More


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Brad W. Craig, a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, is an experienced litigator who represents large companies, small businesses, and individuals in all manner of civil litigation, including high exposure casualty defense, employment and discrimination, professional liability, and products liability.  He handles matters in trial and appellate courts throughout the State of Tennessee . Mr. Craig regularly counsels boards … Read More


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Dale Bay is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office, where he served as managing shareholder for 20 years and was a founding member of the board of directors and compensation committee. Since beginning his practice with the firm in 1984, Mr. Bay has concentrated in the area of civil jury trial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the … Read More


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Charles W. (Chuck) Cagle is a shareholder and chair of the Education Law and Government Relations Practice Group for the firm’s Nashville office. He oversees the firm’s representation of over 70 public boards of education, two private schools, two private universities, and a private medical school in a variety of legal matters including employment issues related to both licensed and … Read More


Chris Weathers

John Lewis, special counsel in the firm’s Nashville office, has a general corporate practice with specialization in the franchise and distribution areas. Mr. Lewis has a large number of restaurant and restaurant related clients, and most of them are franchises in national franchise systems. In addition, Mr. Lewis represents franchise trade, purchasing and marketing associations.  Mr. Lewis also does a … Read More


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Ms. Brown, a shareholder since 1991,  joined the firm after graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1984. For the past 36 years she has had diverse and extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, tort, employment discrimination, product liability, and workers’ compensation. Her work with directors’ and officers’ litigation and bond claims has resulted in a … Read More


Charley Sexton

David N. Garst is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office. He is chair of the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Garst practices principally in construction law, focusing on architects and engineers professional liability, construction defect litigation, construction contract law, professional discipline, and commercial litigation. For more than 30 years, Mr. Garst … Read More


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Brad Telfeyan

Brad Telfeyan, a shareholder is located in the firm’s Nashville office, practicing primarily in the areas of commercial transportation litigation and products liability. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Telfeyan served as a captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 2006-2011 at Fort Carson, Colorado and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During that time, he served as lead … Read More


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Daniel Olivas

Daniel Olivas is a shareholder in the Nashville office who joined the firm in 2005. He represents national clients in complex products liability litigation and has experience representing automobile manufacturers and suppliers. He successfully defends industrial, construction, corporate, and non-profit clients in employment discrimination matters, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, EPA, 1981, USERRA, and state employment law disputes. He has … Read More