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James Edward Butler III

James Edward Butler III

also known as Jeb Butler

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Trucking Accident, Wrongful Death

About Me

Jeb Butler devotes his practice to helping individuals who have been hurt by someone else's negligence or misconduct. He has been named the "Young Litigator of the Year" and has won jury verdicts of up to $150 million.  He focuses on serious injury cases and takes only a small percentage of the cases presented to him, which enables him to focus hard on the cases he does take.  He works exclusively on a contingency basis, meaning that if Jeb does not win, his clients owe him nothing.


 


Jeb was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia.  He earned an undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Summer Institute, and  earned his law degree at the University of Georgia.  During law school, Jeb excelled at law review, moot court, and mock trial.  He graduated in the top 10% of his class and won a  trial for a man falsely accused of driving under the influence who could not afford a lawyer.  During his summers, Jeb worked for two of Atlanta's most prestigious defense firms.  After obtaining his Juris Doctor, Jeb served as a staff attorney for Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District of Georgia, a federal position reserved for exceptional law school graduates.  Jeb next represented the State of Georgia in his work with the Clayton County District Attorney's office, trying and winning multiple felony cases.


 


Now, Jeb is regularly recognized by "Super Lawyers," "Georgia Trend," and the "National Trial Lawyers" as one of Georgia's bright young lawyers.  As a founding partner at Butler Tobin LLC, Jeb devotes himself to helping individuals in need.  He has successfully litigated and tried cases against trucking companies, at-fault drivers, tire companies, vehicle manufacturers, and companies that have defrauded others.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Trucking Accident: 25%
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Kevin Edward Epps

    Jeb Butler is one of the most qualified attorneys I know to handle a personal injury case. Put simply, he is a natural in the courtroom and he always puts his client's interests first in his practice. I endorse him without reservation.

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    Kevin Epps DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judith Delus

    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. He has an excellent legal mind and delivers great results for his clients. I would hire him as my personal attorney.

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    Judith Delus Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Butler Tobin LLC

154 Stone Mountain St.
Suite 250
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046

Butler Tobin LLC

21 Lee Street
Suite 250
Jonesboro, GA, 30236

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200808/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
On the Rise / 40 Under 40Fulton County Daily Report2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Young Litigator of the YearYoung Lawyers Division2015
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationL.E.A.D. Executive Committee2014
BarristerLumpkin Inn of Court2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
BarristerLumpkin Inn of Court2013
L.E.A.D. Executive CommitteeGeorgia Trial Lawyers Association2013
Leadership AcademyGeorgia Bar Association YLD2012
Moot Court, Nationals TeamUniversity of Georgia School of Law2008
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Georgia School of Law2008
Law Review, Note PublishedUniversity of Georgia School of Law2007
scholarshipLaw School Association Council2006
Cum LaudeVanderbilt University2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerButler Tobin LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyButler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP2011 - 2014
Assistant District AttorneyClayton County District Attorney's Office2010 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court For The Southern District Of Georgia2008 - 2009
Third-Year PractitionerWestern Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office2007 - 2008

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
GTLATrucking SubcommitteeN/A
GTLAInsurance SubcommitteeN/A
GTLALegislative AffairsN/A
AIEG YLCChairmanN/A
Center for Auto SafetyBoard of DirectorsN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bates v. Michelin North AmericaConfidential Settlement
Walden v. Chrysler$150,000,000 Jury Verdict
State v. CalderonVerdict: Guilty

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Fiery and Predictable Consequences of Rear-Mounted Fuel Tanks2014
65 Mercer L. Rev. 277Trial Practice and Procedure2013
64 Mercer L. Rev. 305Trial Practice and Procedure2012
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationTire Tips: 10 Ways to Avoid Blowing Your Tire Case2012
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationDeath Cases: What Duties are Owed and To Whom2012
63 Mercer L. Rev. 359Trial Practice and Procedure2011
Georgia Law ReviewUnearthly Microbes and the Laws Designed to Resist Them2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Stanford UniversityGraduate School of BusinessN/A2004
Vanderbilt UniversityCommunications; EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
GTLA Annual ConventionLessons Learned in Walden v. Chrysler2015
GTLA Annual ConventionStarting Your Law Firm2015
AIEG WebinarExperts on Experts: How to Prepare, Defend, and Attack Experts in Complex Cases2015
AIEG Annual ConventionWalden v. Chrysler and the $150 Million Verdict2015
Jury Selection in Personal Injury LitigationTort Reform & Strikes for Cause2014
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtSpoliation & Surveillance Videos2014
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtWhat I Learned from Juries: The Real World Comes First2014
GTLA Annual ConventionNew Lawyers Division Track (Chair)2014
Expertise in Personal InjuryWrongful Death Cases2014
Easter on North HighlandThe Joy is in the Devotion2014
SeminarFinding and Using Hot Docs2013
GTLA Annual SeminarDo You Sell Drugs? and Other Important Voir Dire Questions2013
First Baptist ChurchGiving Well2013
SeminarFinding and Using Whistleblowers2012