Mary "Gena" Lewis

Banks & Jones
2125 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 546-2141
banksjones.com


Ms. Lewis graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Tennessee, where she majored in Russian with a minor in English. She attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in Comparative Literature with an emphasis on Russian, German and English. While attending UNC, Ms. Lewis spent a year studying German and Philosophy at the renowned Georg August Universität in Göttingen, Germany.

Ms. Lewis returned to Tennessee to attend law school at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. A highly successful litigator of complex criminal cases, Ms. Lewis also maintains an active civil practice. Notable cases include the reported and precedent setting Douglas Jordan v. State, 343 S.W.3d 84 (Tenn. App. 2011).

In her free time, Ms. Lewis enjoys photography, riding her horse, Gus, and being with her family and friends.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense
Trucking Accidents
Wrongful Death
Major Accidents
Products Liability
Medical Malpractice
Appellate

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 2006
S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Education

D., magna cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law
Graduate Work: Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Studied German and Philosophy, Georg August Universität in Göttingen, Germany
A., summa cum laude, Russian, University of Tennessee
Phi Beta Kappa