Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Most of the cases that Lewis Thomason attorneys litigate are complex matters.  Each litigation area involves complex issues like health and medical concerns and scientific, engineering, and technical questions.  Our firm provides support for the most complex and document-intensive litigation, and we have a large team of talented trial attorneys who can handle multiple complex cases and trials.

 

Class Actions and Toxic Torts

 

For over 30 years, Lewis Thomason attorneys have defended lawsuits arising from claims of toxic exposure in the chemical and asbestos industries, property damage and toxic exposure related to water quality, mold exposure in construction

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Most of the cases that Lewis Thomason attorneys litigate are complex matters.  Each litigation area involves complex issues like health and medical concerns and scientific, engineering, and technical questions.  Our firm provides support for the most complex and document-intensive litigation, and we have a large team of talented trial attorneys who can handle multiple complex cases and trials.

 

Class Actions and Toxic Torts

 

For over 30 years, Lewis Thomason attorneys have defended lawsuits arising from claims of toxic exposure in the chemical and asbestos industries, property damage and toxic exposure related to water quality, mold exposure in construction and building claims, and claims involving other environmental and air quality issues.  We routinely represent manufacturers, transporters, and generators of hazardous waste and materials in contract disputes, litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.  We have been actively involved in issues related to hazardous waste cleanup for Department of Defense and Department of Energy contractors and subcontractors, and we have represented automobile manufacturers in multiple class actions involving multi-district litigation over recalled automobile parts.  Our firm has also represented both public and private sector employers in collective and class actions dealing with federal labor law and state wage law violations.

 

General Civil Litigation

 

Lewis Thomason attorneys have over 50 years of significant experience in litigation ranging from property line disputes between neighbors to major accident, death, bodily injury, and property damage cases.  Our experienced litigation team is comprised of lawyers who are licensed in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

 

We regularly represent clients in lawsuits involving major accidents, premises liability, fire or other casualty loss, maintenance defects, construction defects, and product liability.  Most of the cases we handle are complex matters, involving catastrophic injury, death, multimillion-dollar property damage claims, and scientific, engineering, and technical issues.

 

Because Lewis Thomason attorneys have served as national, local, and lead trial counsel for domestic and foreign companies, our seasoned litigators have tried cases in judicial and administrative tribunals across the United States, including every one of Tennessee’s 31 state judicial districts across 95 counties, and all of its United States District Courts.

 

Product Liability

 

Over the past several decades, manufacturers and their insurance companies have faced an explosion of product liability claims.  In addition to significant impacts on business finances, even non-meritorious product liability claims can create negative publicity, undermine brand positioning, and lead to government regulation, class actions, and individual lawsuits involving serious injury or property damage, including exposure to punitive damage claims.  Changes to Tennessee’s product liability law over the years make it even more critical to have experienced lawyers defending claims of product liability and damages.

 

Based on decades of effective product liability defense, Lewis Thomason attorneys are recognized throughout the state, region, and country for their strong product liability defense practice, and we are well prepared to guide our clients through the maze of pretrial discovery and litigation.  We have served as lead counsel throughout the Southeast in federal and state courts, associated trial counsel, coordinating counsel, and national discovery counsel.  In addition to our core strength of experienced trial lawyers, we have a strong support staff of paralegals, secretaries, and information technology specialists who can manage large amounts of information in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  We also counsel corporate clients on claim prevention and risk assessment.

 

We have represented manufacturers of automobiles, recreational vehicles, personal watercraft, motorcycles, airplanes, power equipment, construction equipment, firearms, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and other toxic substances.  Our firm also represents manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of products for the home, including ladders and electrical outlets, and industrial products like boilers and presses.  We know how to develop a case plan and themes and target discovery toward the development of those issues.  We also have knowledge of jurisdictional issues that are critical in helping the client decide how to conclude a case, such as which jurisdictions are not particularly “manufacturer-friendly.”  Because of our comfort in the courtroom, we are adept at helping our clients evaluate whether to go to trial from a position of strength, even when the risk is significant.

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