Edward U. (Ned) Babb

Edward U. (Ned) Babb

Knoxville, Tennessee

(865) 244-3926

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Edward (Ned) Babb was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Virginia and the University of Tennessee College of Law, he began practicing with the firm in 1989. His practice consists primarily of general litigation with a focus on representing insurance companies, their insureds, and large corporations. He has successfully tried cases on behalf of his clients across the state of Tennessee in both state and federal courts involving numerous areas of the law, including automobile liability, products liability, premises liability, professional liability, insurance coverage, and workers' compensation, as well as involving business and contract disputes.

Mr. Babb is an AV preeminent peer-review rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been honored by his peers by being named one of the best attorneys in Knoxville in the areas of automobile law, insurance law, motorcycle law, and consumer protection law.

Mr. Babb has argued cases before the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit involving insurance coverage, workers' compensation, social hosts/dram shop liability, fire loss, and civil rights.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1990


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee J.D. – 1989
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Law Review: Tennessee Law Review, Assistant Editor, 1987 – 1988
  • Law Review: Tennessee Law Review, Articles Editor, 1988 – 1989
  • University of Virginia B.A. - 1986

Representative Cases

  • Richmond v. McElyea, 940 F.2d 662 (6th Cir. 1991).
  • Brown v. Canterbury Corp., 844 S.W.2d 134 (Tenn. 1992).
  • James v. S.G. Wells, W.L. 901474 (Tenn. 1994).
  • Dixson v. Atlantic Soft Drink Co., 980 S.W.2d 200 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1998).
  • Downen v. Testa, No. E2002-01320-COA-R3-CV, 2003 Tenn. App. LEXIS 326 (Tenn Ct. App. May 1, 2003).
  • Ward v. City of Lebanon, 273 S.W.3d 628 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008).
  • Adams v. Air Liquide Am., LP, et al., No. M2013-02607-COA-R3-CV, 2014 Tenn. App. LEXIS 767 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 25, 2014).
  • Tomazin v. Lincare, Inc., et al., No. 3:13-cv-0875, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98270 (M.D. Tenn. July 27, 2015).
  • Duty v. E. Tenn. Children's Hosp. Ass’n, Inc., No. E2017-02027-SC-R3-WC, 2018 Tenn. LEXIS 201 (Tenn. Apr. 18, 2018).
  • Delaney v. Kriger, 671 S.W.3d 548 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2019).


  • Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law: Recognizing and Reacting to Workers’ Compensation Claims – Defense Perspective,
  • Tennessee Civil Litigation
  • Civil Practice Tips and Civil Motion Practice, Knoxville Bar Association
  • Litigation 101 and Litigation 102, Council on Litigation Management
  • Tennessee Tort Reform
  • Tennessee Uninsured Motorist Practice
  • Bad Faith in Insurance Claims

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Sigma Pi


"You have had a profound impact on my life, my family, and each patient/client I help moving forward. With eternal gratitude…" – Client of Ned Babb