At Alders and Lewellyn, we specialize in bringing our legal knowledge to you. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and doing everything within the boundaries of the law to achieve those results. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Every morning, our legal team has a meeting to discuss our personal injury cases. We address every issue in your case and we maximize strengths to get you the best results. Being involved in any type of car accidents can be a traumatizing experience, and at Alders and Lewellyn we will work together as a at team to ease any concerns you might have. We believe in providing the best services to the people in our community and in the greater Memphis area.
Attorney Austin Alders is the managing partner of Alders and Lewellyn, PLLC. Attorney Alders is licensed in the State of Tennessee. Attorney Alders’ area of practice is personal injury law and social security disability.
Austin Alders was born into a military family and moved all across the country before finally ending up in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Alders received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Memphis. He graduated Cum Laude with honors in Criminal Justice.
Mr. Alders received his Law degree from the University Of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School Of Law. While at the University of Memphis, Mr. Alders was a recipient of the Jon S. Schober scholarship for his academic accomplishments.
During law school Mr. Alders was part of the Housing Adjudication Clinic for the Memphis Housing Authority. He also continued clerking for a highly respected bankruptcy law firm during his second and third years of law school.
Upon graduation Mr. Alders joined Reaves Law Firm PLLC as a personal injury law attorney, in order to fight the insurance companies and ensure every client receives fair compensation for their injuries.
After four years at Reaves Law Firm, Mr. Alders decided to branch out on his own and create a law firm that caters to the city he loves.
Attorney Eric J. Lewellyn is a partner at Alders and Lewellyn, PLLC. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Mississippi. Mr. Lewellyn focuses his practice on personal injury, specializing in catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, and trucking accidents.
Attorney Lewellyn was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Lewellyn graduated from Rhodes College and then attended the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Lewellyn worked for Justice Janice Holder of the Tennessee Supreme Court. During that time he assisted Justice Holder with the research and writing of Tennessee Supreme Court opinions. This experience provided invaluable experience performing legal research and writing, as the Court sought to resolve the toughest cases in the state.
After working with Justice Holder, Mr. Lewellyn began working for one of the largest insurance defense firms in the Southeast. His primary concentration area was workers’ compensation and personal injury defense. This experience provided Mr. Lewellyn with the opportunity to learn how insurance companies think and operate.
In 2016, Mr. Lewellyn decided that he no longer wished to represent insurance companies and that he wanted to use his talents to make a difference in the lives of others. Since 2016, he has focused his practice exclusively on representing people who have been injured by the negligence of others. During that time, Mr. Lewellyn has obtained the following jury verdicts:
November 12, 2017 - Benton County, Mississippi - $1,800,000.00
March 8, 2019 - Shelby County, Tennessee - $1,387,762.93
September 25, 2019 - Shelby County, Tennessee - $2,519,772.00
In addition to these jury verdicts, Mr. Lewellyn has obtained numerous settlements over $500,000 including the settlement of a traumatic brain injury case for $2,100,000.00, the settlement of an apartment shooting case for $1,200,000.00, and the settlement of a wrongful death case for $900,000.
Mr. Lewellyn joined Mr. Alders in practice in January 2022. Mr. Lewellyn wants to use his experience to fight for you and to insure that you receive fair compensation for your loss or injury.
Attorney Steven Marshall joined Alders and Lewellyn, PLLC in 2023, following several years at some of the largest personal injury firms in the Memphis area. Mr. Marshall is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and California and focuses almost exclusively on
personal injury and wrongful deaths
Mr. Marshall was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a "legal family" and his father, a prominent criminal defense attorney, helped successfully overturn many wrongful murder convictions. In some of these cases, the wrongfully accused had actually been sentenced to death, and would have been executed, had it not been for diligent and passionate legal representation. These first-hand experiences exposed Mr. Marshall to the unfortunate reality of the legal system – that access to strong legal counsel can literally be the difference between life and death.
After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Mr. Marshall moved to New York City, where he was one of the first employees at a technology startup called Yext, which has since gone public. But Mr. Marshall remained passionate about the law and left the NYC tech scene to attend law school at American University, in Washington, D.C., where he graduated in 2012. After working in San Francisco, California for several years, he and wife Jaclyn, along with their two young children, moved to Memphis – not for work, not for family, just because they both loved the people there and thought it would be a great place to raise their family.
Since beginning his personal injury practice in Memphis in 2017, Mr. Marshall has helped obtain recoveries for thousands of clients, in cases ranging from minor injuries to multiple fatalities. Regardless of the case, Mr. Marshall is not afraid to fight big insurance companies and has developed a reputation for thinking "outside of the box" and for presenting creative, thoughtful, and effective legal arguments in court.
Mr. Marshall joined Alders and Lewellyn in part because of the firm's belief that the lawyer – and not just the firm's staff – must be in constant communication with a client from the onset of a case. Mr. Marshall enjoys this more "hands-on" type of practice, as it not only it allows him to obtain a thorough understanding of the relevant facts, which in turn allows him to immediately identify and implement case strategies, it also leads to much stronger personal relationships with his clients – something which simply was not always possible at larger law firms with larger case loads.
Ms. Darcel A. Hibbler was born and raised in Memphis, TN where she attended college at Middle Tennessee State University as she prepares for law school.
She started her legal career at one of the local firms in Memphis, TN where she found her niche handling personal injury cases.
Darcel's passion for personal injury grew while helping injured parties recover the compensation they deserve. She thoroughly enjoys helping individuals that have been injured and considers it one of the most rewarding areas of law practice.
Darcel is involved in every aspect of managing a case from beginning to end. She assists by providing regular updates to clients, building high-value cases, maintaining attorney calendars and deadlines, and drafting court documents and correspondence.
She is motivated by the opportunity to help people and experience new and interesting challenges. While away Darcel manages a mobile bartending company servicing all event types. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
James Laws is a paralegal for the Offices of Alders and Lewellyn where he specializes in personal injury law in Tennessee and Mississippi. Mr. Laws has 13 years of experience handling personal injury cases in both circuit and appellate courts.
Mr. Laws was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee where he attended the honors program at White Station High School.
He began his legal career while he attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in English.
James is skilled in all aspects of complex litigation and handles Plaintiffs' cases from start to finish with a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
James is also a longtime member and supporter of the local music scene in Memphis. During his time away he enjoys playing and writing music, spending time with his dogs and travelling locally and internationally. An avid reader, James loves getting immersed in stories and is a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan.