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, civil rights, environmental exposure, whistleblower Qui Tam actions, and Medicare fraud.
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 state and federal courts in Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. He currently serves as Secretary of the KBA Professionalism Committee and serves on the executive committee of the TBA Tort and Insurance Law section. Outside of his practice, Billy enjoys spending time with his family, hiking in the East Tennessee mountains, and following the Tennessee Volunteers.