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William D. Vines III, Mediator, Knoxville, Tennessee.

William D. Vines III

Butler, Vines & Babb, P.L.L.C.
2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Tel: (865) 637-3531
Fax: (865) 637-3385
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Recognized to Tennessee Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2005
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)3
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Bill Vines is a senior member of a law firm that emphasizes trial practice. He has practiced for fifty-two (52) 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 manufacturer. He was 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.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability


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

Memberships & Affiliations

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

Rates Information

Please call or email Dianne Caldwell to schedule (865.244.3930;


$200/hour - travel

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