Cruise, Patrick A.

2401 Broad Street, Suite 102Chattanooga, TN 37408


Updated: 11/08/2017


Patrick Cruise is one of Tennessee's top rated plaintiffs' personal injury lawyers (named to Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2013). He has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements throughout Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana and recovered millions of dollars for his clients and their families. After earning his law degree from Louisiana State University, in 2001, he begin practicing personal injury law in Louisiana, and then moved to Tennessee in 2005...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney, since 2005

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury 80%
  • Serious Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Disability
  • Truck Wrecks
  • Premises Liability
  • Workers Compensation


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2001
  • Tennessee, 2005
  • Georgia, 2007
  • Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Life Member)
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Robert E. Cooper American Inn of Court (Barrister)


  • Mid South Super Lawyer
  • Martinale AV Preeminent

Classes and Seminars

  • Tennessee Workers' Compensation, Tennessee Association for Justice, September 20, 2008
  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp, 2011 - Present
  • 2012 Workers' Compensation Seminar, Tennessee Association for Justice
  • 17th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference, June 10, 2014 - Present

Past Positions

  • Dudley & DeBosier, Attorney, 2001 - 2004


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2001
  • Pacific University, 1998


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Published Works

  • Ruminations on Overstreet, Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Winter, 2009
  • Can the ALJ Rely on the Vocational Consultant’s Form to Satisfy Step 5? NOSSCR Social Security Forum: Vol. 34, No. 10 Oct. 2012., NOSSCR Social Security Forum, Vol. 34, No. 10 Oct. 2012
  • Preparing Your Personal Injury Client to Testify, Verdict: The Journal of the GTLA; Idaho Trial Lawyers Ass'n; and Colorator Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Pocket Constitutionalist, Golden Anniversary, 7th Edition, Paul R. Baier & Co., Protecting Liberty: Privileges or Immunities Clause

Office Information


2401 Broad Street, Suite 102Chattanooga, TN 37408

Office Hours

8:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday


  • 423-634-0874




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