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We focus on serious personal injury and disability cases, including car wrecks, industrial accidents, workers' compensation, long term disability, ERISA, social security disability, and premises liability cases. 

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Licensed

  1. Car Accident: 25%
    15 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    15 years
  3. Social Security: 20%
  4. Slip and Fall: 13%
    15 years
  5. Other: 17%
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Contingent (20-40%)

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  • Danny Ray Ellis

    I highly recommend Patrick as an attorney. Patrick is on the cutting edge of trial strategy. He is a zealous advocate and is able to communicate very effectively with juries.

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    Danny Ellis Personal injury Attorney
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  • Michael Dennie Breaux

    I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is an exceptional attorney, who operates in a very professional manner. He tends to go way above and beyond what I usually see with attorneys these days.

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    Michael Breaux Social security Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200708/05/2016
TNActive200507/19/2016
LAEligible to practice law200108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Mid-South Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Mid South Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney under 40NAOPIA2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Mid-South Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Moot Court BoardLouisiana State University2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Hamilton Firm2005 - Present
Hearing OfficerChattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority2012 - 2012
Adjunct FacultyChattanooga State Technical Community College2008 - 2010
ArbitratorBetter Business Bureau2006 - 2012
AttorneyDudley & Debosier2001 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Truck Accident AttorneysN/A2016 - Present
Justices Ray L. Brock, Jr. - Robert E. Cooper American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeAmicus Curiae Committee Member2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2003 - Present
Chattanooga Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesN/AN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Chattanooga Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marcus Black v. Jane Doe and American Reliable Insurance Company, Hamilton County Circuit Court, No. 11C474Jury Verdict: $3.5 million minus 25% for comparative fault.
O'Neal v. Nationwide Insuance Company, Hamilton County Circuit CourtJury verdict for $784,676.65
Currie v. Farmer, Case 08 CV 7097, Walker State Court, LaFayette, GeorgiaJury verdict for $792,500.00
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationPreparing Your Personal Injury Client to Testify2015
Trial Talk (CO)Preparing Your Personal Injury Client to Testify2015
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationPreparing Your Personal Injury Client to Testify2014
NOSSCR Social Security ForumCan ALJ rely on VC's Form at Step 5?2012
Tennessee Association for JusticeRuminations on Overstreet2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Pacific UniversityN/AN/A1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
17th Annual TN Workers' Compensation Educational ConferenceDeveloping Medical Proof Regarding Causation2014
CTLA Monthly MeetingGeorgia/Tennessee Workers' Compensation2013
2012 Workers' Compensation SeminarNavigating Trenches of Post-Judgment Medical Issues2012
Social Security Disability Boot CampSocial Security Disability2011