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Richard Krieg Honored as 2015 ALFA Lawyer of the Year

Krieg-2854Richard Krieg has been honored as the 2015 ALFA Lawyer of the Year.  ALFA gives this award each year to an ALFA attorney with an impressive list of organizational accomplishments.  Richard Krieg was the 2014 Chair of the International Client Seminar, a current member of the Board of Directors, a member of the North American Membership Committee and many other roles and responsibilities over the years.

Richard W. Krieg is a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office. His litigation work includes several hundred trials and jury verdicts in the areas of transportation law, employment law, product liability, insurance defense, automobile cases, workers’ compensation, premises liability and general tort defense. Other defense work has been in the area of medical negligence defending physicians, dentists, optometrists, health care institutions and providers of home health care services.  Recently Mr. Krieg’s trial work has concentrated in the area of transportation law and class action lawsuits. Many of these cases involve catastrophic injuries with claims for compensatory and punitive damages. Settlements frequently involve complicated structured settlements. Additionally, in the last several years, Mr. Krieg has served as lead defense attorney for six environmental class action cases.