Richard W. Krieg is a shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. Recent trial work has been concentrated in the area of class action defense. He served as lead counsel in the defense of six environmental class action cases which were all ultimately dismissed by summary judgment. This decision was recently upheld by the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also defended a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action which has been resolved. His other litigation work includes trials and jury verdicts in the areas of transportation law, employment law, product liability, insurance defense and general tort defense. Experience in the employment field includes trials involving retaliatory discharge, age discrimination and sexual harassment in both state and federal jurisdictions. Mr. Krieg received his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Tennessee in 1968 and 1971, respectively. While in law school, he was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives where he served two terms before starting his full-time legal career. He has held a variety of national positions with The American Cancer Society including service for a number of years on the national board; is the former Chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority; and is former chairman of the East Tennessee Discovery Center Board of Trustees (Children’s Science Museum). Mr. Krieg is admitted to the US District Court for East and Middle Tennessee: the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court as well as all levels of state courts.