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Probate and Estate Planning

Our attorneys also help clients with different probate and estate and wealth protection strategies. We can assist clients in post-death administration and probate, and also develop an estate plan that can ensure that all of your wishes are carried out after you die, including drafting of wills, revocable living trusts, asset protection planning, charitable planned giving, and trust administration matters. With the ever-changing tax implications, you need an estate planning attorney who is on top of all of those changes and how they could affect your estate. That’s exactly what you get when you retain the services of an estate planning attorney from Patterson Bray, and you can be assured that all our attorneys have extensive legal experience knowledge that can benefit your survivors upon your death.

Business Law

Whether you are a small business owner or a key player at the head of a large corporation, you need to know that the business attorney you retain has the experience and legal know-how when it comes to the vast areas that often need to be addressed in business matters. Patterson Bray business attorneys can assist in all areas of business torts, including:

  • Bad faith litigation;
  • Banking litigation;
  • Contract litigation and disputes;
  • Credit and collection issues;
  • Investor disputes; and,
  • Shareholder disputes.

Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Patterson Bray have litigated numerous types of personal injury lawsuits. We have successfully represented many clients in obtaining the financial damages they deserved for the injuries they suffered.

When victims are injured because of the negligent or reckless actions of another party or parties, Tennessee law says the at-fault party is liable for financial losses the victim suffered because of those injuries. These losses include all medical expenses for treatment of injuries, as well as any loss of wages from being unable to work. If the injuries have left the victim unable to work, the at-fault party may also be liable for the loss of future income. Other damages can include pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of the ability to enjoy life the way the victim did before they were injured.

Some of the more common personal injury cases involve:

  • Motor vehicle accidents;
  • Construction accidents;
  • Workplace injuries and illness;
  • Medical malpractice; and,
  • Product liability.

In cases where the victim did not survive their injury, a Patterson Bray attorney can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family.

Call Our Office Today

If you have a legal matter and would like to speak with one of our attorneys, contact our office at 901.372.5003. We offer two convenient locations – in Memphis and Nashville – and are happy to meet and discuss what your specific legal needs are and how we can help.

Contact Patterson Bray today for your consultation.


As your Memphis personal injury team can review, there are many witnesses that you may want to use for your personal injury case. Let’s say you were involved in a car accident and a bystander rushed over to help. This person may have seen the accident unfold and the aftermath of it too. Their statement can be incredibly influential in proving that you were the victim and how the other party had been at-fault. Other examples of witnesses that can be useful in your case include those who were with you during the accident, loved ones who saw the severity of your injuries, expert or medical professional testimonies, and more.

Many people don’t even realize that they are victims in a serious accident and that their circumstances make them eligible for compensation. For instance, someone may slip and fall while shopping at a store and get seriously hurt, but are too embarrassed to report it to the store manager. However, it was a leaky ceiling that caused a puddle to accumulate on the floor. The store owner may have been privy to the leak, but didn’t properly attend to the hazard. So the person who fell may leave without filing a report and end up with medical bills and other losses that they wouldn’t have accrued if someone had attended to that leak sooner.

Figuring out whether someone was responsible for an accident or not will depend on the type of incident. It is possible that more than one individual or party was at-fault. As a real life scenario, a truck accident that appears to have been the fault of a truck driver may have entailed other influencing factors that are not readily apparent yet. The trucker may have been speeding, but was he speeding because his employer was pressuring him to drive excessive hours and meet a strict deadline? Was there a truck part that was defective and caused the truck to become out of control? Your lawyer can investigate the situation to uncover all the possible parties who should be included in your lawsuit.

After reporting the accident to your insurance company, you will probably be contacted by an insurance adjuster and offered a settlement amount. While accepting these funds may sound immediately appealing, it’s important to recognize that this amount is likely only a small fraction of what your claim is worth. Insurance companies are still for-profit, which means they are for the money they can make and not the money they have to spend on victim’s claims. Your Memphis injury personal lawyer team can protect you from being tricked by settlements and fight for an amount that is fair.

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    Client Review

    “Most excellent professional legal guidance and service for the management of probating an estate. Great job indeed! Highly recommended. Very pleased with the professionalism and support.”
    Jim Scott
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