The Law firm Lewis Thomason conveniently serves clients throughout the Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville and Sevierville, Tennessee areas, in a wide range of legal matters including: alternative dispute, resolution appellate, business & commercial class action, construction, criminal defense, cyber security, education, eminent domain & condemnation, employment, estate planning and probate law, family law, first amendment law, health care law, hospitality, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, media law, mediation, municipal & administrative personal injury, litigation, product liability, professional liability, real estate law, small business, representation taxation, toxic tort, transportation and workers’ compensation. The firm is proud to have a long tradition of excellence, their practice has seasoned litigators and professionals and prides itself for providing a level of service that builds long- term relationships.
John King is a senior shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office. Mr. King’s current primary practice areas are in zoning, land use, governmental contracting, business transactions and administrative law. He represents clients in waste disposal, manufactured housing and residential/commercial development businesses and on regulatory matters at the state and local levels representing clients on legislative issues at the state level. Mr. King received his B.S., from the University of Memphis and J.D. at the University of Tennessee.
Mr. King served as Commissioner of Revenue for the State of Tennessee in 1979-1980, with responsibility for the administration of all state tax laws, as well as providing research support for fiscal impact statements on legislative proposals submitted to the legislature. In 1983, Mr. King served as Governor Lamar Alexander’s liaison to the Legislature. For the period of 1981-1989 Mr. King served as a member of and as chairman of the Board of the Tennessee Housing Development, by appointment of the Governor. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, Knoxville Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. King is a mediator for the Federal District Courts, Eastern Division. In addition, Mr. King serves as mediator on complex litigation matters and on cases involving land use and condemnation issues: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court.
He is a preeminent AV rated lawyer having been AV rated over 30 years. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for the past five years, Fellow, Knoxville Bar Foundation, Listed in Business TN Magazine’s Best 100 Lawyers in State, 2004, 2005, Listed in the Business TN Magazine’s Best 150 Lawyers edition, 2006-2009, Named to “The Best Lawyers in America®,” 2012 – 2017, Former Chairman, Tennessee Ethics Commission.
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