Civil Trial (Insurance Defense)


Tennessee Insurance Defense Lawyers

There are times when a claim has to be denied or when a claim is not worth the amount the plaintiff is asking. As an insurance business, you have the responsibility to keep the claims process honest and viable and to protect your company’s interests. You can count on help from the insurance defense lawyers at the Butler, Vines & Babb law firm in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Contact us today for a free consultation and our experts will help you.

Phone: 865-637-3531


Butler, Vines & Babb was selected by insurance companies to serve on the Council for Litigation Management. Attorney William D. Vines, III is a board certified civil trial specialist. We have a medical doctor on staff. And we have more than 35 years of experience in handling complex cases. We have represented insurance companies, other companies and individuals. All of our resources and experience are available to your case.

We are ready to investigate and begin building your defense.

Our law firm has an airplane so that we can get to the scene of an accident claim within hours anywhere in Tennessee and the Southeast. We know that rapid response can make a dramatic difference in the eventual outcome of a case. Let us know how we can serve your insurance defense needs. With over 150 combined years of civil trial defense experience, the attorneys at Butler, Vines and Babb are knowledgeable in every aspect of civil trial defense, including:

  • Automobile accident defense
  • Tractor-trailer accident defense
  • Aviation accident defense
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Arson claims
  • Advertising injuries
  • Fraud
  • Commercial claims
  • Property damage claims
  • Environmental and Toxic tort defense
  • Insurance coverage claims
  • Errors and omissions
  • Professional negligence defense
  • Product liability defense
  • Medical Device Litigation defense
  • Bad faith issues
  • Subrogation
  • Trademark defense
  • Workers’ compensation defense
  • Sexual harassment defense
  • Premises liability

The attorneys at Butler, Vines and Babb are also skilled in insurance policy interpretation. Our attorneys analyze policy language and case-specific facts to render comprehensive coverage opinions.

Our firm routinely performs examinations under oath and litigates declaratory judgment actions.

Butler, Vines and Babb attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of these types of cases at the state and federal trial and the appellate court levels representing insurance companies and their insureds. These cases have helped shape insurance law in the state of Tennessee. In short, the attorneys at Butler, Vines and Babb represent your insurance law interests from beginning to end.


If your business is facing bad faith litigation, claim denial litigation, subrogation litigation, or litigation involving amount of a claim, our experienced attorney are ready to discuss your situation and develop a strategy for proceeding. Contact Us for an appointment.

The following lawyers are experienced in insurance law litigation: James C. Wright, Weldon Patterson, Edward U. Babb and John W. Butler.