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Passing By

Julia Hale, an associate in the Nashville office, reviews eateries and attractions off the beaten path. This month she took a detour and discussed the 20th Annual Julian Blackshear Jr., Scholarship Gala. On the evening of February 7th, 2020, supporters of the annual gala from across the state of Tennessee descended upon the Holiday Inn Downtown Knoxville. Every year, the ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
Caitlyn Elam’s Article “The New Age of ADA Title III Accessibility of Claims”

Caitlyn Elam: According to the website accessibility company UsableNet’s “2019 ADA Web and App Lawsuit Recap Report,” the filing rate of ADA website lawsuits has not slowed down. UsableNet reports that 2,235 new website accessibility lawsuits were filed in 2019, consistent with similar 2018 numbers. While many lawyers traditionally understand Title III of the American’s With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
Lisa Cole Honored by American Bar Association

Lisa Cole was honored at the American Bar Association’s mid-year meeting in Austin over the weekend for her work in support of the bar and women in the law. Related Posts Lewis Thomason is Proud to Announce Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers Lewis Thomason Hosts Beazley Insurance Company’s Counsel Meeting Mark Castleberry Elected to Board of Governors Hayden Short’s Practice ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
The Importance of Building a Diverse Team

This past week, Christen Blackburn was responsible for a presentation on The Importance of Building a Diverse Team. April Berman, General Counsel of Asurion; Donna Roberts, Vice President of Human Resources for Cracker Barrel; Joycelyn Stevenson, Executive Director of the Tennessee Bar Association, and Candice Reed, VP and Partner of Latitude discussed the importance of diversity in hiring and retaining ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
Lisa Cole Named to Nashville Post’s 2020 In Charge

Lisa Cole has been named to Nashville Post’s 2020 In Charge list of community leaders. Lisa is president and managing shareholder of Lewis Thomason and the managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office. She is also an ex-officio member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Shareholder Compensation Committee. Related Posts Lewis Thomason is Proud to Announce Attorneys Recognized by ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
Kaya Grace Porter Named to Nashville Emerging Leaders 2020 Class

Kaya Grace Porter has been named to Nashville Emerging Leaders 2020 Class. Nashville Emerging Leaders is an annual leadership program that brings together Middle Tennessee’s most promising young professionals with the region’s top community and business leaders to cultivate Nashville’s leaders of tomorrow. Kaya Grace Porter is an associate in the firm’s Nashville office. She practices in the areas of ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
Laura Deakins Passes Gavel at AWA Banquet

Congratulations to Laura Deakins who recently completed her term as president of the Association of Women Attorneys. At the annual AWA banquet on January 23, Laura passed the gavel to the 2020 president and was presented with a plaque for all her hard work this past year. Laura will continue to serve on the board, and Noor Obaji will also ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
Passing By

Julia Hale, an associate in the Knoxville office, continues her review of eateries and attractions off the beaten path. The gems of East Tennessee. This month she reviews Wild Love Bakehouse. There are any number of coffee shops to choose from, with both local and national brands that elected to set up shop in our beautiful city. But, of all ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
John King Talks About the “Great Elephant Caper of 1978”

In the February issue of DICTA, Jack H. McCall’s “The Last Word” asked John King to tell readers about the “great elephant caper of 1978”. This happened during Lamar Alexander’s 1978 gubernatorial campaign. Lamar had asked me to help him, so I was responsible for Lamar’s campaign for Knox County and several of the surrounding counties. Lamar’s opponent was Jake ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
Winning is Not Everything, but it’s Pretty Damn Fun

When the legendary Steve Vescovo made an appearance in the Nashville office on Thursday, he had a bit more spring in his step than usual. He was bouncing around the 26th floor talking to whoever would spare him a minute. The reason? Ja Morant. “What do you think about the Grizzlies?” he asked a couple of us who were headed ... Read More

By David Changas
Michael Goode Presents on Cross Border Taxation Essentials and 1446(f) Proposed Regulations

Michael Goode was filmed speaking on Cross Border Taxation Essentials and 1446(f) Proposed Regulations at the NBI Headquarters in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Michael also participated in panel discussions on cross border law. This was all for the filming of the upcoming webcast on Cross-Border Business Transactions which will be shown in March (and on demand). Related Posts Sarah Sheppeard is ... Read More

By Sandra Cannon
Validation

In doing so, I recently read a book entitled “I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships” written by Michael Sorenson. This book primarily concerns the act of validation in conversations with others and makes an argument that validation is a primary key to building lasting relationships and positive interactions with anyone we encounter.

By Lucas Davidson