Weldon E. Patterson

Weldon E. Patterson
Firm: Butler, Vines and Babb, P.L.L.C.
Address: 2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919-4619
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday
Phone: 866-701-9631
Fax: (865) 637-3385
E-mail: Contact Us
Web site: http://www.bvblaw.com
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Position Areas of Practice Litigation Percentage
Bar Admissions Education Published Works
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Lawyer Profile:
Weldon E. Patterson was born in Harlan, Kentucky.  He attended Tennessee Technological University (B.S., 1984), and The University of Tennessee (M.S., 1986; J.D., with Honors, 1988), and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1989.  He was an Assistant Editor for the Tennessee Law Review.  He is admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.  He is a Master of the Bench of the American Inns of Court.  Weldon has been a member of the Professionalism Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association since 2008, and has been a Hearing Committee member of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee since 2008.  He is a member of multiple bar associations, including the National Transportation Safety Board Bar and the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association.  Weldon has been given the highest rating (AV) with Martindale-Hubbell, which is based upon peer reviews.  He has been lead counsel in many complex jury cases throughout Tennessee.  Mr. Patterson has been a Rule 31 Mediator under the Rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court since 2004.  Hobbies and activities include flying, scuba diving, fencing and fly fishing.
Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
50% Medical Malpractice
25% Personal Injury
5% Professional Liability
10% Truck Accidents
10% Automobile Liability
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Rule 31 Certified Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court, 2004

Bar Admissions:
Tennessee, 1989
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1988
Honors: With Honors

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1986
M.S. with Honors
Honors: Selected: Most Outstanding Student
Honors: Phi Kappa Honors Society
Honors: Pi Lambda Theta Professional Society
Major: Rehabilitation Counseling

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, 1984
B.S., Bachelor of Science
Major: Chemistry

Published Works:
Evidence Workshop Handbook for General Practitioners, Professional Education Systems

Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 1996

Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Tennessee: Strategies and Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, 1998

Trying the Soft Tissues Injury Case in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 1999

How to Successfully Make and Manage Objections at Trial in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 2000

Tennessee Advanced Litigation Skills for Paralegals, Half Moon, LLC, 2000

How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 2001

Winning Voir Dire Strategies in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 2002

Advanced Trial Advocacy in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 2003

Evidence in Trial Practice, National Business Institute, 2006

Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases, National Business Institute, 2008

Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case, National Business Institute, 2008

Representative Cases:
Dillmon v. National Transportations Safety Board, Successful litigation; through appeal; against FAA re: Airmen's Certificate
Stiner v. Steppenwolf, Tour Bus Crash (Knox County Federal Court)
Hurst v. Toms Foods, Trucking case (Knox County Circuit Court)
Weber v. Sidmak Labs, Generic medication manufacturing case (Eastern District Federal Court)
McCarter v. Michael's Cow Palace, Sexual harassment case (Knox County)
Hughes v. Tindell's Building Supply, et al, Complex personal injury/negligence/Electrical Code Compliance case (Anderson County)
Whitlock v. Holston Gas, Compressed gas case (Knox County)
Williams v. Powell Construction, Construction site injury (Washington County)
Representative Clients:
Regal Cinemas
Ray Bell Construction Company
Sam C. Franklin & Son Construction
Britton Bridge
Blount County, Tennessee
Ledic Management
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Tennessee Bar Association

Knoxville Bar Association
Professionalism Committee

Hamilton Burnette American Inn of Court
Master of the Bench

Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association

Board of Professional Responsibility - Supreme Court of TN
Hearing Committee Member

Pro Bono Activities:
Lectures to professional & public groups, including schools
Birth Information:
1961, Harlan, Kentucky, United States of America
West Practice Categories:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business & Commercial, Construction, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Personal Injury -- Defense, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Transportation, Trucking Accidents
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