Chris Patterson: Memphis Lawyer

8001 Centerview Parkway, Suite 103
Memphis, TN 38018
PHONE: 901.372.5003
FAX: 901.383.6599
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Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury, and municipal and local government law. He has represented multiple governmental entities across West Tennessee and has extensive experience handling Government Tort Liability Actions. Additionally, Chris represents multiple small businesses in early stages of start-up and growth.


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Bachelor of Science
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee J.D.


  • Board of Trustees, University of Tennessee (Appointed by Governor Bill Lee)
  • Former Director, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (Appointed by Governor Bill Lee)
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Memphis/Shelby County University of Tennessee Alumni Association Board Member
  • Former Member, Shelby County Republican Party Steering Committee
  • Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation and Municipal Law)
  • Memphis Shelby County Charter Commissioner (Appointed by Mayor Wharton)
  • Former Member, Memphis Harding Academy President’s Advisory Counsel
  • Former Member, Freed-Hardeman University President’s Advisory Counsel
  • Named Rising Star in Construction Litigation in Law and Politics
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Memphis Bar Association
  • Member, National Crime Victim Bar Association


  • Attorney, Patterson Bray
  • Law Clerk to the Shelby County Criminal Court Judges


  • Extensive experience in representing sellers and buyers in small and medium sized businesses sales.
  • Served as City Attorney for multiple cities and towns in West Tennessee.
  • Successfully represented newly established municipal school system throughout all aspects of creation, initial development and commencement of operations.
  • Successfully represented local governmental entity through trial overturning invalid special election.
  • Successfully represented mayoral candidate through trial overturning invalid municipal election.
  • Successfully negotiated funding partnership between local government and banking institutions to address post-2008 development crisis.
  • Extensive experience representing Plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and death cases resulting in multiple seven figure recoveries.