Patrick Cruise

Patrick A. Cruise

Patrick A. Cruise is licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana. He focuses on serious personal injury, wrongful death, truck accidents, car wrecks, premises liability, insurance claims, as well as disability/LTD claims.  Patrick has tried numerous cases in Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana, including jury trials in all three states.  Patrick is rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell : “The highest peer rating standard.  This rating signifies that the lawyer’s reviewed peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.” Mr. Cruise also serves as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, a hearing officer for CARTA, and has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

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Professional Memberships & Awards

  • 2013 – present: Barrister: The Justices Ray L. Brock, Jr. – Robert E. Cooper American Inn of Court
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Life Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers’ Trucking Trial Lawyers – Top 10
  • 2013-2016 Mid South Super Lawyer
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell


  • June 2014: 17th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
  • October 2012: Mr. Cruise presented at the TAJ Workers’ Compensation Seminar in Nashville.
  • June 2011: Mr. Cruise was one of three presenters/teachers at the continuing legal education course titled Social Security Boot Camp, which took place in Knoxville, Tennessee.


  • Ruminations on Overstreet. Winter 2009 edition of Tennessee Trial Lawyer magazine.
  • Can the ALJ Rely on the Vocational Consultant’s Form to Satisfy Step 5? NOSSCR Social Security Forum: Vol. 34, No. 10 Oct. 2012.
  • The Pocket Constitutionalist, Golden Anniversary, 7th Edition. Paul R. Baier & Co., Protecting Liberty: Privileges or Immunities Clause, Saenz v. Roe. Claitor’s Publishing Division. 2013.
  • Preparing your Personal Injury Client to Testify. Verdict: The Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association: Fall, 2014.  Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2. Trial Talk: Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 64, Issue 5.