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Weldon E. Patterson 
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone 866-701-9631
865-622-7720
Fax (865) 637-3385
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Weldon E. Patterson was born in Harlan, Kentucky.  He attended Tennessee Technological University (B.S., 1984), and The University of Tennessee (M.S., 1986; J.D., with Honors, 1988), and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1989.  He was an Assistant Editor for the Tennessee Law Review.  He is admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.  He is a Master of the Bench of the American Inns of Court.  Weldon has been a member of the Professionalism Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association since 2008, and has been a Hearing Committee member of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee since 2008.  He is a member of multiple bar associations, including the National Transportation Safety Board Bar and the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association.  Weldon has been given the highest rating (AV) with Martindale-Hubbell, which is based upon peer reviews.  He has been lead counsel in many complex jury cases throughout Tennessee.  Mr. Patterson has been a Rule 31 Mediator under the Rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court since 2004.  Hobbies and activities include flying, scuba diving, fencing and fly fishing.
Areas of Practice:
Products Liability
Professional Liability
Construction Defect
Trucking/Transportation Litigation
Automobile Liability
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certification/Specialties:
Rule 31 Certified Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court, 2004


Bar Admissions:
Tennessee, 1989
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1988
J.D.
Honors: With Honors


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1986
M.S. with Honors
Honors: Selected: Most Outstanding Student
Honors: Phi Kappa Honors Society
Honors: Pi Lambda Theta Professional Society
Major:  Rehabilitation Counseling


Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, 1984
B.S., Bachelor of Science
Major:  Chemistry


Published Works:
Evidence Workshop Handbook for General Practitioners, Professional Education Systems


Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 1996


Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Tennessee: Strategies and Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, 1998


Trying the Soft Tissues Injury Case in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 1999


How to Successfully Make and Manage Objections at Trial in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 2000


Tennessee Advanced Litigation Skills for Paralegals, Half Moon, LLC, 2000


How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 2001


Winning Voir Dire Strategies in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 2002


Advanced Trial Advocacy in Tennessee, National Business Institute, 2003


Evidence in Trial Practice, National Business Institute, 2006


Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases, National Business Institute, 2008


Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case, National Business Institute, 2008


Representative Cases:
Dillmon v. National Transportations Safety Board, Successful litigation; through appeal; against FAA re: Airmen's Certificate
Stiner v. Steppenwolf, Tour Bus Crash (Knox County Federal Court)
Hurst v. Toms Foods, Trucking case (Knox County Circuit Court)
Weber v. Sidmak Labs, Generic medication manufacturing case (Eastern District Federal Court)
McCarter v. Michael's Cow Palace, Sexual harassment case (Knox County)
Hughes v. Tindell's Building Supply, et al, Complex personal injury/negligence/Electrical Code Compliance case (Anderson County)
Whitlock v. Holston Gas, Compressed gas case (Knox County)
Williams v. Powell Construction, Construction site injury (Washington County)
Representative Clients:
Regal Cinemas
Ray Bell Construction Company
Sam C. Franklin & Son Construction
Britton Bridge
Blount County, Tennessee
Ledic Management
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Tennessee Bar Association


Knoxville Bar Association
Professionalism Committee


Hamilton Burnette American Inn of Court
Master of the Bench


Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association


Board of Professional Responsibility - Supreme Court of TN
Hearing Committee Member


Pro Bono Activities:
Lectures to professional & public groups, including schools
Birth Information:
1961, Harlan, Kentucky, United States of America
Results: Business & Defense
Office Locations

East Tennessee
2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-622-7720
Fax: 865-637-3385
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Middle Tennessee
108 N Spring Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-442-7491
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West Tennessee
(Of Counsel)
243 Exchange Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
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