Louis W. Ringger, III (Billy) Contact Details :
Billy Ringger represents a diverse clientele across the State of Tennessee, comprising both individuals and businesses large and small, in a wide range of complex civil matters. Joining Butler, Vines & Babb in 2016, Billy began his legal career as judicial law clerk to then Chief Justice Sharon Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He worked closely with Court personnel for more than two years, serving as Chief of Staff to the Chief Justice for much of that time. This experience provided Billy with extensive knowledge of emerging Tennessee law and unique insight into the Tennessee judicial process. His practice now covers a broad spectrum of legal matters, including general civil litigation, appellate litigation, medical malpractice, products liability, whistleblower actions, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and insurance subrogation
The son of a lawyer, Billy is originally from Parsons, Tennessee, a small West Tennessee town near the Tennessee River. He moved to Knoxville in 2002 to attend the University of Tennessee and fell in love with the area. He eventually received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. In law school, Billy was a member of the UT National Moot Court Team and was recognized for his skills in advocacy, receiving the Ogden & Sullivan Moot Court Brief Writing Award and the Susan B. Devitt National Moot Court Award for Outstanding Written and Oral Advocacy.
Billy is admitted to practice in all Tennessee State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations and serves on the Knoxville Bar Association Professionalism Committee. Outside of his practice, Billy enjoys spending time with his family, listening to live music, hiking in the East Tennessee mountains, and following the Tennessee Volunteers.