Jeffrey D. Patton
Member in Charge of Winston-Salem Office
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


  • Representing clients in all types of employment litigation, as well as advising management on compliance issues in an effort to avoid or protect against lawsuits
  • Serving as lead trial counsel in commercial litigation covering all aspects of contract and commercial disputes and intellectual property
  • Defending collective and class actions
  • Managing and overseeing workplace investigations
  • Providing advice and representation to employers on wage and hour claims, and H2A and H2B workers programs
  • Representing management in dealings with unions and union avoidance campaigns
  • Providing strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with the full array of employment and labor issues, including EEO policies and practices
  • 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
    • Management Co-Chair, Workplace Investigations
  • 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
The Site Report - Construction Law Insights: Issue 1, 2021 Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Employer Considerations in Mandating Vaccines and Other Measures  SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 3, 2021 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 Race & Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed Whistleblower Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice Global Industrial Client Defeats Unionization Efforts Associational Retaliation Claim Dismissed