Jeffrey D. Patton
Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office | Co-Chair, Nursing Home Practice Group
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.725.4491
Pittsburgh, PA
mobile 336.749.0491
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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.


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


  • 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
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 Defense & Compliance


  • Named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list


  • 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


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

Publications & Presentations

  • Chapter Co-Author, Trial Techniques for the Labor and Employment Law Practitioner, Bloomberg/BNA, 2019
Spilman's NC SuperVision Educates Employers on Modern Labor & Employment Law Issues Spilman Plays Major Role in First-of-Its-Kind Labor & Employment Law Book Spilman Attorneys Named to 2019 NC Super Lawyers List Spilman SuperVision Helps Companies Prepare for High-Stakes Issues in Today's Scrutinized Business E Spilman Attorneys Named to 2018 NC Super Lawyers List 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 Race & Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed Whistleblower Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice Global Industrial Client Defeats Unionization Efforts Associational Retaliation Claim Dismissed