Faculty Profile: Edward Babb

Edward BabbButler, Vines and Babb, PLLC2701 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 Work Phone: (865) 637-3531Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Tort and Insurance: Best Practices in UM
  • Tort and Insurance Forum 2015

Edward (Ned) Babb was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended the University of Virginia (B.A., 1986) and the University of Tennessee (J.D., with honors, 1989), and was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1989. He was the Assistant Editor, 1987-1988 and Articles Editor, 1988-1989, for the Tennessee Law Review. Ned is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Notable cases include: Dixson v. Atlantic Soft Drink Co., 980 S.W.2d 200 (Tenn. Ct.App. 1998).
Since graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1989, Mr. Babb’s practice has consisted primarily of general litigation with a focus on representing insurance companies, their insureds, and large corporations. 
In the early years of his practice, in addition to trial work, Mr. Babb worked extensively on products liability appellate matters in support of the firm’s representation of asbestos manufacturers throughout the southeastern United States.  Mr. Babb has argued cases before the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit involving insurance coverage, workers’ compensation, social host/dram shop liability, fire loss, and other subjects. 
Mr. Babb has tried cases in over twenty counties across East and Middle Tennessee involving numerous areas of the law including automobile liability, products liability, premises liability, professional liability, insurance coverage, and workers’ compensation, as well as involving business and contract disputes.
Mr. Babb has lectured on multiple occasions to general audiences and to individual clients on topics including general litigation practices and procedures, Tennessee tort law, workers’ compensation, uninsured motorist law, and bad faith in insurance claims.
Mr. Babb has been honored by his peers, being named one of the best automobile attorneys in Knoxville and one of the best insurance law attorneys in Knoxville.  He has been named a Master of the Bench by the Hamilton Burnette Chapter of the American Inns of Court and has been selected as a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.