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It gives us great pleasure to announce that James C. Wright has been awarded the highest possible distinction in the 2018 Judicial AV Preeminent® Rankings from Martindale-Hubbell®. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the peer-rated honor awarded to lawyers with superb legal ability and distinguished professional excellence. It is the highest of three awards issued...read More
Butler Vines & Babb’s Jarrod Casteel is working with 12-year-old boy Keaton Jones on a mission to fight bullying! Keaton’s video went viral…with much public support and debate. Casteel states “the family was backed into a corner and made the video as a last resort”. Get the full story at http://bit.ly/2EY05Riread More
We are very proud to share that James C. Wright has been named as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®. Consideration for this honor is by invitation only, and less than 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States achieve this recognition. Those who make the list are among the most exclusive and...read More
The December 2017 annual meeting of the TN chapter of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) was held at the Four Seasons in Chicago. This year’s guest speakers were Justice Holly Kirby and Justice Roger Page of the Tennessee Supreme Court. The Justices are pictured with outgoing Chapter President Weldon Patterson and wife Mary Patterson....read More
Our firm’s managing partner, Ned Babb, recently attended the Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium in New York along with other leading members of the insurance bar. The symposium included outstanding presentations on numerous cutting edge topics including recent insurance coverage decisions, bad faith, and negotiating strategies.read More
Congrats! to Weldon Patterson being sworn in as President of the Tennessee American Board of Trial Advocates this past weekend in Chicago. This is a very important organization for protecting US Constitutional rights of citizens to a trial by jury. Members consist of the upper attorneys in the nation composed of civil trial attorneys, both...read More
Butler, Vines and Babb attorney Weldon Patterson and his wife Mary recently attended the Southern Trial Lawyers Association meeting held in New Orleans. Here Weldon and Mary pose with former STLA President Randy Hall and Board Member Mattie Hall at the annual War Horse Dinner: L to R: Randy Hall, Mattie Hall, Mary Patterson, Weldon...read More
Butler, Vines and Babb was proud to host its 10th Annual Big Orange Tailgate Party this past weekend, cheering the Vols on to victory over Georgia! It was another outstanding success as we welcomed well over 300 guests. To see some wonderful photos of the event, courtesy of our friends at Temple Photography, visit the...read More
We are pleased to announce that Butler, Vines and Babb attorneys Edward U. Babb, Weldon E. Patterson and William D. Vines, III have been admitted to the Tennessee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the most prestigious legal organization in the nation. Every ABOTA member has the highest degree of integrity, ethics and...read More
William D. Vines III, Ronald C. Koksal, James C. Wright, Donna R. Davis and James Kelly Giffen have been selected as 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers. Mr. Wright has also been selected for the Business Edition of Super Lawyers. The announcement from Super Lawyers states: Because you have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law, you...read More
Butler, Vines and Babb attorney Darren Berg seeks to change laws regarding prison sentencing and parole guidelines for multiple DUI offenders. Mr. Berg represents the family Ben Woodruff, killed by a multiple DUI offender in August of 2013. Also severely injured in the crash was his seven year old son and five others. Five time...read More
Butler, Vines and Babb attorney Weldon Patterson recently attended the Southern Trial Lawyers Association annual convention in New Orleans. During the convention, Weldon was elected to the Board of Governors! Pictured below are Weldon and his wife Mary at the event, along with a photo of Weldon and Mary with Randy Hall, outgoing president of...read More
The emphasis of several of the members of Butler, Vines and Babb is medical negligence law. William D. Vines, III is a Civil Trial Advocate, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Members of the firm have been called upon by groups including bar associations to give seminars regarding the handling of medical negligence cases. Butler, Vines & Babb also employs a medical doctor and former critical care nurse as medical consultants for the evaluation of medical issues in our cases.
Our firm is rated AV Preeminent®* by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System. Some of our lawyers are recognized as Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Mediators. Some of our attorneys are members of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Litigation is complex and demanding. It requires thorough preparation and the ability to think and act quickly. At Butler, Vines & Babb, we work for early settlement of cases, but when it is in your best interests, we will fight for you in negotiations and in court.
Butler, Vines & Babb law firm has an airplane that allows us to be where you need us within hours of your call. At client request, our attorneys have arrived at accident scenes in other states before the vehicles were moved. That responsiveness is available throughout our law firm because we are well-aware that rapid response can build a stronger case for our client.
Weldon Patteson recently filed a $4 million medical malpractice lawsuit on...Read More
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John, we could never find the words to express our appreciation for you and your staff for your concern and professionalism in handling our litigation and just being our friend. May God continue to bless you in business and good health. Til His return, Allan and Alice
Thank you! We can't tell you how relieved we are and appreciative we are of how well you represented and fought for us. We are truly grateful!
I wish to thank you for your conduct of the recently concluded case against me. You were efficient in your work. I am especially appreciative of the incisiveness of your questions during depositions. You didn’t ask many questions, but they were the certainly right ones to ask. Your questions and the answers received strengthened our case.
I’m very grateful for all your help and support with my issues with the state Board and Examiner. You made a difficult time infinitely better. Thank you,
Thank you very much for all of your help, and most importantly, your soothing presence at my deposition. It was very nice to have someone like you with me to help me get through this experience. Thank you again for all of your assistance.
I just wanted to share with you how pleased I am about our representation by Kevin. His comprehension of a myriad of details, clarity of statement, obvious depth of knowledge of the law and always cordial manner were and continue to be a source of deep confidence. In particular, his closing argument after nearly fifteen hours of exhaustive argument was crisp, clear minded, to the point and inspiring. With Kevin's help, I don't believe we could have possibly done better for Bert.