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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Jeffrey D. Patton

Jeffrey D. Patton

Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office
Co-Chair, Nursing Home


  • Compliance, Privacy & Investigations
  • Chemical
  • Consumer Finance
  • Battle Group - Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
North Carolina, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

WSG Regional Council
Past Member
DealMaker Group
WSG in North America Group
WSG Main Group
ABA Group
Employment and Labor Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Mr. Patton's primary areas of practice are complex commercial litigation, labor and employment law, class actions, trademark and patent litigation, health care law, and banking and consumer protection litigation.

Bar Admissions


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • The College of William & Mary, B.A., 1991
  • Wake Forest University, J.D., 1994
Areas of Practice

Battle Group - Litigation | Battle Group-Litigation | Chemical | Compliance, Privacy & Investigations | Consumer Finance | Energy Law | Health Care Law | Intellectual Property | Labor & Employment Law | Litigation | Nursing Homes | Technology | White Collar Criminal Def. & Compliance | White Collar Criminal Defense & Compliance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Serving as trial counsel in commercial litigation covering all aspects of contract and commercial disputes and intellectual property
  • Representing clients in all types of employment litigation, as well as management on compliance issues in an effort to avoid or protect against lawsuits
  • Defense of collective and class actions
  • Providing advice and representation to employers on wage and hour claims, and H2A and H2B workers programs
  • Providing strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with the full array of employment and labor issues, including EEO policies and practices
  • Representing management in dealings with unions and union avoidance campaign
  • Conducting investigations of employee complaints and advises in all aspects employment law
  • Conducting internal audits of employment practices with a focus on noncompete agreements, handbooks and protection of trade secrets
  • Speaking at national programs such as ABA and ACI featuring Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions, Employment LItigation and Employment Practice Liability Insurance
  • Representing clients in consumer finance litigation, including consumer protection laws and payment systems
  • Advising and investigating loan fraud on behalf of financial institutions
  • Former Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Chapter Co-Author, Trial Techniques for the Labor and Employment Law Practitioner, Bloomberg/BNA, 2019

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