Julian D. Butler

Julian D. Butler: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (109 Attorneys)
  • 305 Church Street, Suite 800, Huntsville, AL 35801
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Julian represents clients in civil litigation matters. Local government law is also a focus area, having served as Madison County Attorney for 35 years.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Commercial Litigation, 2006-2019
•Best Lawyers, 2014
•2017 Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Huntsville 2014
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2008-2017
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Best of Class, Commercial Litigation Law

Outside the Office

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Alabama Humanities Foundation
Board Member
Leadership Huntsville-Madison County
Former Chairman
Leadership Alabama
Class V
The Arts Council
Former President
Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
Madison County, Alabama
County Attorney, 1977-2011
Active in Democratic politics on the local, state and national levels
Alabama Democratic Party
Madison County Democratic Executive Committee
State and Local Legal Center, Washington DC
Board Member
National Association of County Civil Attorneys
Former President
National Association of Counties’ Financial Services Center
Advisory Committee
Statewide Chairman of the combined Democratic Campaign in Alabama in 1976. He has served as Statewide Chairman for Democratic candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General.
Presented Certificate of Merit from the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Council in 1971, the first African-American Political Action Group in the State of Alabama, for exceptional and extraordinary service in the field of civil rights and political advancement of the community.

Speeches & Publications

•Featured in Corporate War Stories, Business Alabama, December 2012
•Speaker, History of Huntsville and Madison County, J.F. Drake State Technical College Professional Development Program, January 3, 2012
•Speaker, Early Huntsville/Madison County Political History, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, February 8, 2012
•Panel Member, J.F. Drake State Technical College Black History Symposium, February 16, 2012
•Speaker, Home Rule, Metro Kwanis Club, February 27, 2012
•Speaker, Leadership, CONNECT (Leadership Huntsville/Madison County) Opening Retreat, March 8, 2012
•Speaker, Reflections, Dinsimore G. Robinson, Sr. Funeral, March 14, 2012
•Speaker, Leadership, Masters Leadership Program Orientation, March 29, 2012
•Speaker, Government 101, FOCUS (Leadership Huntsville/Madison County), April 13, 2012
•Speaker, What Is A Successful Manager, Leadership Management Academy Graduation Ceremony, May 16, 2012
•Speaker, Government 101, CONNECT (Leadership Huntsville/Madison County), May 17, 2012
•Speaker, Home Rule, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform in Madison County, May 31, 2012
•Speaker, Life’s Balance, Alabama Association for Realtors-- Leadership AAR Alumni Professional Development Reunion, July 19, 2012
•Speaker, Leadership, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County-- Opening Retreat, August 25, 2012
•Speaker, Leadership, J.F. Drake State Technical College--Leadership Academy, September 17, 2012
•Speaker, Government 101, FOCUS (Leadership Huntsville/Madison County), September 21, 2012
•Moderator, Seminar on Affordable Care Act (WBCNA), September 25, 2012
•Speaker, Presented Julian Butler Award at Leadership Huntsville/Madison County 25th Anniversary Celebration, October 11, 2012
•Speaker, Home Rule, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Foundation, November 10, 2012


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015 - 5/27/2015
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014
Julian Butler is Spotlighted as a Leader - 10/8/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013
Sirote Lawyer Julian Butler’s Recent Trade Secret Case Receives Statewide Notice - 12/21/2012
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012
Julian Butler Retires as Madison County Attorney - 1/18/2012
Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010
31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009
Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers - 5/19/2009

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Industrials & Natural Resources
  • Municipal Finance & Public Sector
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
256.536.1711  Phone
256-518-36  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 18248, Huntsville, AL 35801
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1961
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, LL.B., 1963
Year of First admission:
1972, U.S. Supreme Court; 1965, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1968, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1963, Alabama


•Alabama State Bar
•Environmental Law Section, Former Chairman
•University of Alabama Center for Public Law & Service, Former Chairman

Birth Information:
Cullman, Alabama, September 24, 1939

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • 100% (1 recommendation)
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  • Value for Money

  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 05/16/13 in Family Law.

    Julian is a great attorney he helped me with a lot of legal Issues over the past 40 years business as well as personal.

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