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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Jeffrey D. Patton

Jeffrey D. Patton

Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office

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

tel: 336.725.4491
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Mr. Patton's primary areas of practice are trial work and complex commercial litigation, labor and employment law, class actions, trademark and patent litigation, health care law, and banking and consumer protection litigation.


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

Significant Accomplishments

Representative Experience

  • Lead trial counsel in commercial litigation covering all aspects of contract and commercial disputes and intellectual property
  • Regularly provides advice and representation to employers and businesses associated with H2A and H2B workers programs, including defense of class and collective actions
  • Involved in all types of employment litigation, as well as advising management on compliance issues in an effort to avoid or protect against lawsuits
  • Provide strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with the full array of employment and labor issues, including EEO policies and practices
  • Represents management in dealings with unions and union avoidance campaign
  • Conducts investigations of employee complaints and advises in all aspects employment law
  • Conducts internal audits of employment practices with a focus on noncompete agreements, handbooks and protection of trade secrets
  • Speaker at national programs such as Tulane University School of Law's National Employment and Labor Law Conference and the American Bar Association
  • Experience in consumer finance litigation, including consumer protection laws and payment systems
  • Experience in advising and investigating loan fraud on behalf of financial institutions
  • Experience in loan and mortgage litigation

  • Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

  • Distinctions

  • Named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2017

  • Other

  • Former Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

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