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Weldon Evan Patterson

Litigation Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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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.

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Butler, Vines & Babb
2701 Kingston Pike
Po Box 2649
Knoxville, TN, 37919-4619

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Posted by Bruce | February 8, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Weldon is an excellent lawyer, he is knowledgeable and offered proper advice. I would highly recommend him on medical malpractice cases


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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Butler, Vines & Babb
  • 2011 - Present
  • Equity Partner and Statewide Firm Managing Partner
  • Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC
  • 1996 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Baker, McReynolds, Byrne, Brackett, O'Kane & Shea
  • 1988 - 1995


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1986
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dillmon v. National Transportations Safety Board
  • Successful Litigation; through appeal; against FAA
  • Stiner v. Steppenwolf
  • Hurst v. Toms Foods
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  • National Trial Safety Board Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - Present
  • Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • Hearing Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
  • Master of the Bench
  • N/A
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Board of Professional Responsibility - Supreme Court of TN
  • Hearing Committee Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Chair of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9 Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A


  • National Business Institute
  • Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Evidence in Trial Practice
  • 2006
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy in Tennessee
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Winning Voir Dire Strategies in Tennessee
  • 2002
  • National Business Institute
  • How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Tennessee
  • 2001
  • Half Moon, LLC
  • Tennessee Advanced Litigation Skills for Paralegals
  • 2000
  • National Business Institute
  • How to Successfully Make and Manage Objections at Trial in Tennessee
  • 2000
  • National Business Institute
  • Trying the Soft Tissues Injury Case in Tennessee
  • 1999
  • National Business Institute
  • Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Tennessee: Strategies and Preparation and Valuation
  • 1998
  • National Business Institute
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Tennessee
  • 1996
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • Evidence Workshop Handbook for General Practitioners
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • STLA Annual Convention New Orleans
  • Lecture on Advanced Trial Strategy
  • 2015

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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Weldon is an incredible litigator with a wealth of knowledge on personal injury and medical malpractice matters. He continues to be a fantastic resource for me as I develop my litigation practice."

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Knoxville Litigation Lawyer Weldon Evan Patterson
Weldon Evan Patterson
Litigation Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 35 years

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