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William Jackson Butt II

also known as Jack Butt

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business, Lawsuits & Disputes

About Me

I have been practicing business, estate and tax law, both planning and litigation, with this firm in my hometown of Fayetteville for over 30 years.  I am honored and fortunate to have loyal clinets and high peer approval. Peer Ratings include Martindale Hubbell "AV/5.0 Pre-eminent" since 1995; Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, since 2003; Mid-South Super Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, since 2006;  Ten Best Business Lawyers in Arkansas, Arkansas Times Polls 2000 and 2005; and Arkansas Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer-Citizen, 2000.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Business: 35%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    39 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    39 years, 300 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Joshua David McFadden

    I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent business litigator.

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    Joshua McFadden Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Davis Law Firm

P. O. Drawer 1688
19 East Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR, 727020000

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ARAuthorized to practice198108/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer: business litigation, est planning, probate, taxLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super Lawyer: business litigation, est planning, probate, taxLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and EstatesWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Super Lawyer: business litigation, est planning, probate, taxLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and EstatesWoodward/White, Inc.2006
Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and EstatesWoodward/White, Inc.2005
Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and EstatesWoodward/White, Inc.2004
Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and EstatesWoodward/White, Inc.2003
Top Ten Business Lawyers in StateArkansas Business Journal2000
Arkansas Outstanding Lawyer/Citizen AwardArkansas Bar Association/Arkansas Bar Foundation2000
Top Ten Business Lawyers in StateArkansas Business Journal1995
Pre-eminent AVMartindale-Hubbell1995
Board Recognized Tax SpecialistArkansas Board of Legal Specialization1986
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Army1979

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerDavis, Wright, Clark, Butt & Carithers1981 - Present
associateHall, Surovell, Jackson and Colten1980 - 1981
CaptainU.S.Army Judge Advocate General's Corps attorney1975 - 1979

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation, 2003-2008President2007 - 2008
Northwest Arkansas Estate Planning CouncilChair2004 - 2006
Washington County Bar AssociationPresident1996 - 1997
Inns of CourtEmeritus1994 - 2008
Arkansas Bar AssociationChair, Business Section 19981990 - 2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterTax LawMasters in Tax Law (LL.M.)1979
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJuris Doctor, with honors1975
University of VirginiaGovernment and Foreign AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Revocable TrustsRevocable Trusts2007
Arkansas Professional PracticumEthics2007
University of Arkansas Law School/adjunct professorEstate and Gift Tax2002
University of Arkansas Law School/adjunct professorEstate and Gift Tax1985