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Robyn Jarvis Askew joins Lewis King law firm as special counsel

robyn askewRobyn J. Askew has joined the Knoxville office of the law firm Lewis, King, Krieg and Waldrop, P.C. as Special Counsel.

Askew joins Lewis King with more than 28 years of experience in the areas of commercial real estate, banking and business transactions, as an attorney and real estate developer.

Upon graduating from law school at the University of Tennessee (UT) in 1981, Askew served as a law clerk to the judges of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. She later returned to Knoxville and began a career in transactional law.

In 1998, Askew transitioned to business, developing commercial retail projects throughout the Southeast. She returned to the private practice of law in 2009, joining The Bosch Law Firm, P.C.

"Lewis King is pleased to add Robyn Askew's extensive experience to our firm's business law practice, especially her concentration in the areas of real estate and personal property transactions, financial workouts, representation of borrowers or lenders, business litigation and the representation of individuals and businesses involved in administrative and criminal investigations," said Deborah Stevens, managing shareholder of the firm.

One of the leading firms in the state, Lewis King is the largest law firm in Knoxville.

"Joining Lewis King is a proud and exciting moment in my career and provides me with a tremendous opportunity to expand resources to my clients," Askew said. "It is with great respect and appreciation that I leave The Bosch Law Firm, and I am pleased to continue to enjoy a wonderful professional relationship with Don Bosch."

Askew is a member the Knoxville Bar Association and has served two terms on the Board of Governors. She was appointed to the Tennessee Housing Development Authority by Gov. Bredesen in 2005 and continues to serve as a member of that board and as chair of its Grants Committee.

She is a member of the Knoxville Chamber Board, the Leadership Knoxville Board and chairs the Central Business Improvement District for the City of Knoxville. She is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Knoxville, a member and past president of the Executive Women's Association and a former adjunct assistant professor of law at the UT College of Law's Center of Entrepreneurial Law.

A native of Kingsport, she received her B.A. in psychology and M.S. in counseling from the University of Memphis and her J.D. from the UT College of Law. Askew and her husband, Jerry Askew of Tennova Healthcare, reside in Knoxville. They have two children who currently attend UT; their son, Taylor, is in law school, and their daughter, Avery, is a sophomore.

Lewis King was founded in 1960 and today has 58 attorneys in its three offices in Nashville, Knoxville and Sevierville.

Published November 21, 2011


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