Jeffrey D. Patton
Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.725.4491
mobile 336.749.0491
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Resources

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.

Education

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

Experience

  • 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
  • Providing advice and representation to employers and businesses associated with H2A and H2B workers programs, including defense of class and collective actions
  • 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
Chemical Compliance, Privacy & Investigations Consumer Finance Energy Law Health Care Law Intellectual Property Labor & Employment Law Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense & Compliance

Distinctions

  • Named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2017

Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar (application pending)
  • 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

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2017 Mind the Gap: The Expansion of Pay Equity Laws in 2017 62 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2017 Spilman SuperVision Symposium Helps Businesses Maximize the Value of Human Capital Dress Codes, Religion and the Workplace – More Than Meets the Eye North Carolina SuperVision Symposium Helps Businesses Prepare for What’s Next Virginia SuperVision Symposium Helps Businesses Prepare for What’s Next Spilman SuperVision Helps Region’s Largest Employers Manage New Business Uncertainties Spilman News Alert: E-Verify Requirements for Private Employers in N.C. Have Begun Spilman Thomas & Battle Helps Employers Guard Against Trending Labor and Employment Lawsuits