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Member Profile: William D. Vines III

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Butler, Vines & Babb, P.L.L.C.
2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
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Tel: (865) 637-3531
Fax: (865) 637-3385

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William D. Vines III has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Bill Vines is a senior member of a law firm that emphasizes trial practice. He has practiced for forty-four years and has tried numerous cases, including business, personal injury, lender liability, contract disputes, and environmental cases. He served as regional trial counsel for an asbestos manufacture. He is responsible for trials in six states. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, including Marina owners in the case for pollution from nuclear plants. He has tried numerous medical malpractice cases, including obtaining recent verdicts of $6.2 Million and $2.8 Million.

Bill Vines was the recipient of the Knoxville Bar Association's Governor's Award (highest award of the association) in 2007. He is listed in Best Lawyers of America and Best Lawyers of Knoxville, as well as the Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee. He served as President of the Knoxville Bar Association in 1986.

Bill Vines is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator in State and Federal Courts. He has mediated many cases, including large, multi-party cases requiring renting of large facilities and/or use of federal courtroom facilities.


  • University of Tennessee (J.D. 1965).
  • Recipient, Trial Moot Court Award x 2, (1965).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Knoxville Bar Association;
  • Tennessee Bar Association;
  • American Bar Association;
  • Tennessee Association for Justice;
  • American Association for Justice;
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association;
  • American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench Emeritus);
  • International Society of Barristers (Fellow)


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William D. Vines III is a member of our TN chapter, Tennessee Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of preeminent neutrals. The TAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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