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Joseph Patrick Stapleton

Real estate Attorney at Sevierville, TN

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Pat Stapleton

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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Hi, may name is Pat Stapleton and I have been practicing law in Sevier County and East Tennessee generally since 1997, primarily in the areas of real property litigation and construction litigation.  At the end of 2021, I left litigatioin practice to become a title attorney and shareholder at Smoky Mountain Title, Inc.  

I have been married to my beautiful wife since 1995, and we have twototally awesome kids.   My favorite way to spend time outside of my office is to be with my family on whatever adventure comes up.  One thing I know for certian is that I was put on this earth to be a father, and I jealously guard my time with my family.

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Wynn, Yates, Duncan & Stapleton / Smoky Mountain Title
117 Joy Street
Sevierville, TN, 37862


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by June | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, loyal, compassionate and professional
I cannot express my admiration for Pat Stapleton. I sustained an injury while on a vacation in Sevierville. Upon returning to my home (out of state) and seeing my Doctor, what I thought was minor injury ended up a being major injury which resulted in 5 surgeries and some permanent damage. Since I am out of state, I was not only in severe pain physically but I also felt helpless in finding an attorney. I called a handful of attorneys and after speaking to Pat I just knew he would help. I could write for days on all the great attributes but to sum everything up, I had Pat Stapleton in my corner against many highly paid attorneys and I never lost confidence. Pat made me feel like I was his only client, he spent 12 years representing me that ultimately ended with a positive outcome and I will be thankful for him for the rest of my life. I would recommend Attorney Pat Stapleton to anyone that will listen and would not hesitate to call on him in the future if I needed.
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Posted by Cristy | May 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Letter of recommendation for J. Pat Stapleton
In the summer of 2014, I was injured in a car accident. As the year progressed, my injury did not heal and it was necessary to hire an attorney. I had no prior experience with this so I was a bit apprehensive about the process. Mr. Stapleton was an excellent choice. He is knowledgeable, conscientious, and trustworthy. He advised me throughout the entire process but always left the decision making up to me. My best interest was kept at the center of the case and Mr. Stapleton settled it in a timely manner. I highly recommend him as an attorney and would not hesitate to hire him again.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2015
Highly recommended attorney!
Mr. Stapleton represented me in a real estate matter. He was very professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I felt I was in good hands. I did a good bit of research and called other attorneys before making it to Mr. Stapleton. One thing I learned is that he is well respected in the field of real estate law, the other is that he is a man of integrity.
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Posted by Steve | May 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Stapleton and his staff are very friendly and take the time to listen. Mr. Stapleton immediately took action to help resolve my problem and provided outstanding advice. I would definitely recommend Mr. Stapleton to anyone who needs a lawyer with real estate issues.
Posted by Robert | August 5, 2014
Mr. Stapleton helped my wife and I complete our will to cover our kids in case anything happen to both of us. He was highly professional and answered all the questions we had and came well prepared to document and complete the process well above our expectations. He helped us be assured that what we wanted would be correct per all the laws.
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Posted by Robin | July 24, 2014
20 year issue resolved!!
Mr Stapleton and his staff were able to assist me in a real estate/child support issue that I had been dealing with for 20 years. Very friendly and sympathetic to my situation. His office went above and beyond what I expected. I can never say thank you enough!
Posted by Walt | July 24, 2014
I Recommend Mr. Stapleton
Mr. Stapleton has represented me in a real estate matter and showed the highest level of professionalism. He responded to my inquiries quickly and completely. Mr. Stapleton was always pleasant to work with, knowledgeable concerning laws applicable to my case, and effective in achieving results. He consistently displayed high ethical standards. His paralegal, Rose, is also very pleasant to deal with and responsive to my requests. I highly recommend Mr. Stapleton.
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Posted by James | June 14, 2013
Outstanding service
I hired Mr. Stapleton for a real estate matter in Sevier county. He and his staff have proven to be absolute professionals in providing a positive outcome for my case. He demonstrated the knowledge level, and experience, to accomplish this. The communication from both himself, and his office was excellent. I highly endorse Mr. Stapleton.
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Posted by Julie | May 7, 2013
Great attorney!
This trial attorney has represented me in lengthy and complex business litigation. I am very satisfied with the legal representation I have received. This lawyer is very knowledgeable and has a very strong courtroom presence. This attorney is very competent and has kept me well informed of any new developments in my legal proceedings. I highly recommend him.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Title Attorney/Shareholder
  • Wynn, Yates, Duncan & Stapleton / Smoky Mountain Title, Inc.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • J. Patrick Stapleton, PC
  • 2000 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Brabson, Hamilton & Stapleton, PLLC
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Brabson, Yates & Hamilton, PLLC
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • University of Tennessee
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • East Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Mitchel v. Owens, 185 S.W.3d 837 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Judgment of $181,467.64, due to contractor fraud affirmed by the Court of Appeals. Permission to Appeal was denied by the Tennessee Supremen Court.
  • Dan Bradley v. L.M. Berry & Co., 215 F.3d 1325 (6th Cir. 2000)
  • Judgment for the Plaintiff for $90,000.00, in lost profits. Upheld on appeal.
  • Judd's v. Muir, 1998 WL 338212 (WL 1998)
  • Successfully pierced the corporate veil and held shareholders liable. Upheld by Court of Appeals.


  • Knox County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Sevier County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Joseph
Business Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing J. Patrick “Pat” Stapleton, over the past approximately eighteen (18) years as my friend, colleague, confidant, and finally, in the capacity as my own legal counsel in a seven (7) year protracted complex business litigation (we won). I hold Pat Stapleton in high esteem as to his professional abilities and have referred numerous clients to him over the years, especially in regard to complex business litigation and technical business issues, who have remained loyal to him over the course of several years, and who are very pleased with his work. Pat is hard working, intelligent, and kind, yet a keen litigator and negotiator. He is very skilled and I have great faith and confidence in his abilities. I would highly recommend Pat for any of your legal needs."
Business Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Pat Stapleton. He is one of the most hard-working, diligent lawyers I know. Pat is a brilliant tactician who knows how to use every arrow in his quiver to achieve the best result for his clients. He is also well-respected by all of the judges sitting in Sevier County. I do not routinely practice in Sevier County courts, but when I do, the first thing I do is hire Pat to be co-counsel. His presence lends immense credibility to whatever matter I may be working on. You cannot go wrong with Pat."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Family member
"I have known Pat since I was 14 years old. He always wanted to be an attorney, and it's clear he made a good career choice. I have on several occasions referred clients with issues in Knoxville area his way and have never heard anything but positives. I fully endorse Pat as an attorney and person."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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