Patrick Cruise

Patrick Cruise

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chattanooga, TN

The Hamilton Firm LLC
 | 2401 Broad Street, Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Phone: 423-634-0871
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Social Security Disability (30%),
  • Workers' Compensation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Patrick A. Cruise is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana.  Patrick has handled over one thousand cases, including jury trials in Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana, and multiple verdicts each in excess of $700,000.00.   Mr. Cruise focuses on personal injury, automobile negligence, workers' compensation, Social Security disability, long term disability, and premises liability cases.

Mr. Cruise also serves as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, a hearing officer for CARTA, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Chattanooga State Technical Community College teaching classes on Criminal Law and American Government.

About Patrick Cruise

Admitted: 2005, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Litigation Lawyer under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012
  • Moot Court Board, Louisiana State University, 2000

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Preparing your Personal Injury Client to Testify written with Hu Hamilton and Published in the Fall, 2014 Edition of Verdict: The Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Panelist, Regarding Medical Proof, 17th Annual Workers' Compensation Edu. Conf., 2014
  • Presenter, Tennessee Workers' Compensation, Tennessee Association for Justice, 2012
  • Social Security Disability Boot Camp, Speaker, Social Security Disability Boot Camp, 2011
  • Ruminations on Overstreet., Author, Ruminations on Overstreet, Tennessee Association for Justice, 2009
  • Can the ALJ rely on the Vocational Consultant's Form to Satisfy Step 5? By Patrick A. Cruise. NOSSCR Social Security Forum, Volume 34, No. 10 - October 2012.   

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $3.5 million dollar jury verdict against UM carrier in case involving phantom vehicle, minus 25% comparative fault, 2012
  • 7 figure settlement for slip and fall., 2012
  • Jury Verdict for $784,676.65. O'Neal v. Nationwide Insurance Company, Hamilton County Circuit Court, 2011
  • Jury verdict for $792,500.  Curie v. Farmer, Case 08 CV 7097, Walker State Court, Lafayette, GA, 2009

Educational Background:

  • Pacific University, 1998
Office Location for Patrick Cruise

2401 Broad Street
Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN 37408


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Last Updated: 6/20/2016

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