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Steven L. Butler is an attorney in the Personal Injury Group of Morris James LLP. He limits his practice to Social Security Disability, Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Claims. He provides legal representation to individuals that are trying to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, who have been seriously injured at work, or have been seriously injured in a Motor Vechicle Accident as a result of another person's negligence.
Mr. Butler represents claimants that are applying for disability, or have been denied at the initial application level, reconsideration, Administrative Law Judge Hearing, or at the Appeals Council level of the Social Security Disability process. He offers free initial consultations to individuals at any level of the disability process. Mr. Butler represents individuals that are seriously injured at work and assist in obtaining the medical benefits, wage compensation, permanency and disfigurement that they may be entitled to.
Mr. Butler is a 1998 graduate of University of Delaware, and a 2003 Graduate of Widener University School of Law. Mr. Butler previously was a Partner at Linarducci & Butler, PA until December 2015 when he moved to Morris James to expand his practice beyond Social Security Disability. Prior to joining beggining private practice, Mr. Butler served as a law clerk for an Insurance Defense Firm in Wilmington, Delaware.
Mr. Butler is admitted to practice in the State of Delaware, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court of Delaware. Since he is admitted to at least one state bar, he is also able to practice Social Security Disability in any state in the country. Mr. Butler currently has clients in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania for Social Security Disability claims. He has appeared at hundreds of Social Security Administrative Law Judge Hearings, and been successful in suing the Social Security Administration in several United States District Court cases to obtain benefits for his clients.
Mr. Butler is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, Delaware State Bar Association, and Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. He is a former Chair of the Small Firms and Solo Practitioner’s Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, a founding member of the Social Security Disability Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, and a member of the Social Security Section of the American Association for Justice. He currently serves as Chair of the Social Security Disability Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.
Prior to beginning law school, Mr. Butler was in the technology field. He was a computer network administrator for the Delaware Judicial Information Center, a Network Technician for the Delaware State Personnel Office, and he helped establish the Delaware Department of Education Computer Helpdesk.
Mr. Butler was active in oral advocacy while in law school and was a member and the Vice-President of the Moot Court Honor Society and a member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society. He was a finalist in the Widener University School of Law 2001 Honorable G. Fred DiBona Competition, and a semi-finalist at the Seton Hall School of Law 2002 John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Butler was on the staff of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law while enrolled at Widener, and is a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Harrington Inn Chapter.
In addition to his interests in technology and the law, Mr. Butler enjoys taking part in recreational sports, and is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. In his leisure time, Mr. Butler enjoys running, following technology, reading, music and spending quality time with his family. He frequently presents on using Mobile Technology in the practice of law.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||Delaware Today||2015|
|Rising Stars List||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Stars List||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyer||Delaware Today||2014|
|Rising Stars List||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Delaware Today||2013|
|Attorney||Morris James LLP||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Linarducci & Butler, PA||2007 - Present|
|Associate||Law Office of Gary Linarducci||2003 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court||Member||2016 - Present|
|Delaware Supreme Court Commission on Law and Technology||Commissioner||2013 - Present|
|Richard K. Herrmann Technology American Inn of Court||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Disability Representatives||Member||N/A|
|Delaware State Bar Association, Technology Committee||Member||N/A|
|Delaware State Bar Association, Social Security Disability Section||Founding Member||N/A|
|Delaware State Bar Association, Small Firms & Solo Practitioners Section||Vice President||N/A|
|Delaware State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Delaware Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice, Social Security Disability Law Section||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Widener University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Delaware||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Bifferato Law Forum||Mobile Computing - Best Practices for Delaware Lawyers||2014|
|2014 Bench and Bar Conference||Mobile Presentations Using the iPad||2014|
|Recognizing Social Security Disability Claims||Reviewing Electronic Medical Records Using the iPad||2013|
|DTLA Annual Convention||iPad in Your Law Practice||2013|
|Legal Technology: Pitfalls, Tips and Fun||Mobile Computing and the Law Office||2012|
|Social Security Disability||Unforeseen Issues, Best Practices, Ethics and Getting Paid in Social Security Disability Claims||2011|
|Handling A Social Security Disability Case||Succeeding at a Social Security Disability ALJ Hearing||2011|
|DTLA Annual Convention||Social Security Disability and the Personal Injury Case||2011|
|Technology and the Small Firm/Solo Practitioner||Ethical Issues in Attorney Use of Technology||2010|
|Can Social Security Disability Help Your Client?||Can Social Security Disability Help Your Client||2010|
|National Business Institute||Handling a Social Security Disability Claim||2008|
|Delaware State Bar Association||What Every Attorney Should Know about Social Security||2008|