John R. Tarpley is a shareholder residing in the Nashville office of Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC. John has practiced in Nashville since graduating from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law. He joined the firm in 1989 after clerking with an appellate judge and serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee. He is a leader in the firm's Commercial Transportation and Complex Litigation Practice Group. As a certified mediator, he is called on a regular basis to mediate and arbitrate a wide range of disputes. He has been inducted into the Tennessee Academy of Mediators. In addition, John is a former president of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Foundation and of the American Bar Association's Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He also is a former chair of the Board of Editors of the ABA Journal. Likewise, he is a member of the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which conducts evaluations of all nominees for federal judgeships. He is active in the community and formerly served as the president of the Music City Chapter of the March of Dimes and as a member of the leadership team of Leadership Nashville. John is a former Transportation Practice Group Chair for ALFA International.