Edward U. (Ned) Babb

Edward U. (Ned) Babb Contact Details :

  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 865-637-3531
  • (865) 637-3385

Ned Babb was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended the University of Virginia (B.A., 1986) and the University of Tennessee (J.D., with honors, 1989), and was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1989. He was the Assistant Editor, 1987-1988 and Articles Editor, 1988-1989, for the Tennessee Law Review. Ned is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ned practices exclusively out of the East Tennessee (Knoxville) office of Butler, Vines and Babb. His practice consists primarily of general litigation with a focus on representing insurance companies, their insureds, and large corporations.

Ned and his wife Virginia are also busy raising their son Will and twin daughters Helen and Elizabeth. Ned loves sports and can regularly be found coaching sports teams of his children, playing basketball, or running (He has completed the Knoxville Marathon). You might also find Ned working in his yard or sitting in a duck blind. His children are less enthusiastic in joining their father in yard work than they are other family activities such as snow skiing, camping, and swimming at the beach. Though parenthood has covered his golf game with a thick coat of rust, Ned might still join you for a round on the links if the situation arises.

Practice Areas:

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Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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, Charlottesville, Virginia
    B.A. – 1986

Representative Cases


  • Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law: Recognizing and Reacting to Workers’ Compensation Claims – Defense Perspective,
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., December 15, 1995
  • Civil Practice Tips and Civil Motion Practice, Knoxville Bar Association, November 18, 1998
  • Litigation 101 and Litigation 102, Council on Litigation Management , August 6, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance , Member


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Sigma Pi

Our Team

The lawyers at Butler, Vines & Babb in Knoxville, Tennessee, have built their reputations case-by-case, client-by-client. We bring in-depth understanding of legal, personal and business issues to every case we handle.