Nashville School of Law

John W. Lewis

Director of Legal Clinics
(615) 259-1366

424 Church Street
Suite 2500
Nashville, TN 37219

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 large number of business sales or purchases principally involving his restaurant clients. This includes related to real estate and financing issues involved in the transactions.

Firm, Company, or Court
Lewis Thomason

Tulane University, 1970

Juris Doctor
Georgetown Law, 1972

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 1972

Court Admissions (and Year)
Tennessee State and Federal
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court for Military Appeals


  • Captain, JAGC – 101st Airborne Division 1972-1976
  • Colonel, Tennessee State Guard


  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law