Jeffrey  - D. - Patton

Jeffrey D. Patton

Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office
Winston-Salem, N.C.
336.725.4491 - office
336.749.0491 - mobile


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


  • North Carolina 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 Southern District of West Virginia
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.

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


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


  • Named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2017


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