James E. Butler, Jr.

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Attorney Awards


Woodruff Merit Scholar. Blue Key. The Order of the Barristers. Member: National Moot Court Team; Moot Court Board. Best Oralist, Southern Moot Court Competition, 1976. Winner, Russell First-Year Moot Court Competition, 1976. Winner, Talmadge Second-Year Moot Court Competition, 1977. Member, Georgia Law Review, 1976-1977. Co-Author: "The Boundaries of Zealous Advocacy: Properly Representing Consumers Against Corporations and Their Discovery Tactics," 31 Tort & Insurance Law Journal 977, 1996; "The Bench as Battleground: The Discovery Process is Broke and Only Judges Can Fix It," 17 The Verdict II, 1992; "What's A Human Life Really Worth?" 7 Ga. State U.L. Rev. 439,1991. Author: "Hospital Liability for Physician Negligence in Georgia: A Realistic Approach," 37 Mercer Law Review 701, 1986. Co-Author: "Jones v. State Farm: Effectuating Legislative Intention," Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1981. Author: "Jones v. State Farm, The Insured's Perspective," Georgia State Bar Journal, August, 1982; "People As Evidence," The Verdict, April/May 1990. Member, State of Georgia Board of Natural Resources, 1998-2005 Chair, Environmental Protection Committee, 2000. Member, Georgia State Bar Disciplinary Review Panel, 1993-1996. Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1987-1988. Director, Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, 1992-1996.

Areas of Practice (19)

  • Business and Commercial Torts
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Products Liability Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • False Claims Act
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • General Practice & Trial Law
  • Business Torts
  • Whistleblower/False Claims Act
  • Truck Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Tire Defects
  • Class Actions
  • Negligence/Tort

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
706-940-4406  Phone
404-321-1700  Phone
404-321-1713  Fax
Year of First Admission:
1977, Georgia; 1977, Alabama
Chattahoochee and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia; Alabama State Bar; Columbus Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1986); Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1988-1989; Vice-President, 1983-1986; Member, Amicus Curiae Committee, 1981-1983; Chairman, Special Jones Committee, 1982-1984; Chairman, Liability Insurance Committee, 1985-1986); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
( Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

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Columbus, Georgia