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James Edward Butler III

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Jeb Butler

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About James

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I help individuals who have been hurt by someone else's negligence or misconduct.  At my firm, Butler Tobin LLC, we believe in hard work and straight shooting.

I have been named Georgia's Young Litigator of the Year, a Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and among Georgia's Legal Elite.  I have won jury verdicts of up to $150 million.  At Butler Tobin, we work exclusively on a contingency basis, meaning that if our firm does not win money for our client, our client pays us nothing.

I was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia.  I earned an undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Summer Institute, and  earned my law degree at the University of Georgia.  During law school, I participated in law review, moot court, and mock trial.  I graduated in the top 10% of my class and, while still in law school, won a  trial for a man falsely accused of driving under the influence who could not afford a lawyer.  Before starting my own firm, I worked at a public defender's office, clerked at two of Atlanta's most large defense firms, served as a staff attorney for Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District of Georgia, tried cases as prosecutor, and handled civil cases at Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer.

 

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Location

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10 Lenox Pointe
Atlanta, GA, 30324
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254 W. Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046
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21 Lee Street
Suite 250
Jonesboro, GA, 30236
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1255 Canton Street
Suite E
Roswell, GA, 30075
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Posted by Ryan | May 15, 2019
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Best Lawyer In The Business
I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. [My attorney] fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or attorney. Thanks guys!!!
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Posted by Carol | August 20, 2018
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Phenomenal Lawyer
My husband sustained multiple injuries as a result of a car accident in November of 2014. Fortunately, he hired Jeb Butler and Darren Tobin. Their legal finesse, client care and compassion are incomparable. Butler Tobin worked diligently for resolution to my husband’s claim involving our own insurance company. The case went to a jury trial and this legal dynamic duo, aided by Sarah Christy, went to work. They presented mounds of evidence, used expert witnesses, listened attentively to everything said on the stand, made notes, skillfully questioned noted points and summarized thoroughly. The enormous effort and dedication of Butler Tobin secured a win. The jury awarded over $935K. I especially appreciate the care and concern expressed repeatedly by the Butler Tobin team. My husband leaned on Jeb continuously through numerous surgeries and the effects caused by traumatic brain injury. Jeb always responded with kindness and compassion. He positively influenced my husband’s ongoing physical and mental recovery which is invaluable! Hiring Butler Tobin was our lucky day. They are great people doing great things for people who really need help! Carol Taylor
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Posted by Sherry | August 9, 2018
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Caring and Knowledgeable!
We hired Jeb Butler of Butler Tobin after an automobile accident that my husband was involved in as a passenger. From the moment we first consulted with Jeb we knew we had found the right lawyer. His first concern was my husbands health, which was refreshing. Throughout our case he was always available for email or phone calls, even on the weekends. We were kept up to date during the entire process and were never misled about what our outcome would be. Thanks to Jeb we received the full policy limits of the at fault party's insurance, after an initial denial of coverage. We are thankful to know that if needed in the future, we have Butler Tobin to call on!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2018
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Kudos!
James Edward Butler lll Jeb as I've known him has excellent customer service and people skills. He is very professional, knowledgeable, genuinely friendly and easy to do business with. I would recommend Jeb Butler as an outstanding lawyer in a heartbeat. He is not just a lawyer but a friend who keeps your best interest at heart.. Butler Tobin is n excellent law firm and just a great group of people to work with, from the attorneys to their paralegals. I was very happy with the communication, updates and overall turn out of my case. And again James is outstanding. Kudos!!!!
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Posted by Kurt | March 24, 2018
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Superior Lawyer
After a terrible car accident in late 2014, I was in shock, confused and suffering from numerous injuries. Butler Tobin stepped in not only as my legal team and my project managers, but also personally to calm everything down on a constant basis. Jeb Butler in particular encouraged and supported me through many really bad days and months during four surgeries for back, neck, knee and wrist and through the mental anguish resulting from severe traumatic brain injury. He encouraged me to be steadfast in my treatment so I could move forward in life while he took care of all the legal matters. Always going above and beyond for me, Jeb Butler became family. The case against my own insurance company went to trial in January 2018. Jeb Butler and Darren Tobin did an exceptional job. The Butler Tobin team was extremely prepared, organized, and thorough. Their knowledge of the law and formidable skill in the courtroom helped insure a win. The jury awarded over $935K. While I will never be the same as before the accident, thanks to Butler Tobin, I have a brighter future. I will always be grateful for their concern and service.
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Posted by Nada | January 25, 2018
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Thank you
I am so privileged to have found Butler Tobin Firm. I was pleased with how they communicated and treated me with respect. They took care of me from day one. Mr. Butler and his assistant Alexis have a very caring and enthusiastic attitude. He always listened with devoted and responded to all of my questions with tolerance. He simply provided me with very useful advice. I am so obliged for his guidance, his determination, and his perception. I highly recommend this amazing Butler Tobin law firm.
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Posted by Sonya | December 14, 2017
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thankful
From the very first phone call, Mr. Butler was extremely kind and caring for the issue my son and I were dealing with. He took the time to answer all questions we had in reference to the process we were about to deal with. He was very knowledgeable and was able to guide us in our legal journey. He and his staff were always available to take my calls. If he was not in the office he was very prompt in returning calls. Mr. Butler gave us a sense of peace knowing we had someone working on our side to help us. I would highly recommend Mr. Butler to anyone that is in need of his services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
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Butler & Tobin
Jeb and his team did an excellent job of handling my case. From the very beginning he handled everything; helping to give me some peace of mind after my accident. Their team communicated with me on every step of the way always making sure that I didn’t have any questions about my case. When it came to my settlement the team at Butler & Tobin were able to quickly obtain the maximum allotment for my settlement. I am so glad that I choose Butler & Tobin!
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Posted by Claude | September 4, 2017
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Thanks You!!!!!
Jeb and his team has been AMAZING!!! They kept me informed and answered any questions I’ve had. Jeb handled the case quickly and I received a settlement sooner than I had expected. If you ever have a personal injury/car accident, Call Jeb. I highly recommend Butler&Tobin.
Posted by Valerie | December 4, 2016
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Excellent job Jeb
Such an experience with this team of Attorneys has been without a doubt a learning experience., due to a horrible car wreck. I have learned to begin a journey with baby steps and here 3 yrs later • trust, faith and my legal team paved a way to my happiness. All of my questions were answered, evidence brought forthwith, truly excited with confidence the hard work in time & energy displayed to resolve my case and to have my truth/say in court. Thanks Bunches!! Recommend anytime, anyday.
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Posted by Angel | October 9, 2016
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Thankful!
Jeb Butler has been such an incredible lawyer for me! He has been so incredibly patient with me as well. Jeb and everyone else at Butler&Tobin have worked so hard for me the last 1 1/2 and I really appreciate them. if you are in need of a lawyer I highly recommend Jeb!
Posted by SharTavious | July 28, 2016
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Mr. Jeb
Mr. Jeb was an awesome attorney. He got the job done at the time he said he would get it done. He worked well with my family and gave us nothing but positive information.
Posted by Mandy | July 18, 2016
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Phenomenal, Personable, Understanding, Experienced, Reliable, Trustworthy!
No exaggeration, I've worked one on one with Jeb, (Joseph Edward Butler), of Butler Tobin Law Firm, for a little over a year now. I was constantly in awe of his availabilty for my questions, regardless how busy he was. Jeb was always on point with responding to emails, calls and text messages. We found, not just an attorney, but someone who is understanding, patient, reliable, and even has a sense of humor (which always helps!). If you're looking for dependable, honest, sincere, Jeb Butler is who you need to call! He has been so good to our family with his services throughout this past year! Words can't express how appreciative we all are!
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
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Excellent Attorney, very helpful and knowledgeable
I appreciate Jeb Butler and associates for the work they did in handling my case. No matter how many questions or how many times I called I received answers and replies in a timely manner. They are down to earth and made me feel very comfortable during my difficult situation.
Posted by Carol | November 12, 2015
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Attorney You Can Trust
I was involved in a slip and fall at a large grocery store chain. I hired Darren Tobin, Jeb Butler's partner for my case. When I met Jeb Butler for the first time he was personable and I knew I was in good capable hands. As my case progressed, Jeb partnered with Darren deposing witnesses to bring about the best possible solution for me. During the deposition, my doctor gave damaging testimony that hurt my case. Both Jeb and Darren agreed while it hurt my case they would be willing to take it to court if necessary. They didn't pressure me into settling so they could get paid. Their tenacity prevailed. I received a settlement within $500 of what I wanted. Are you looking for an attorney who is looking out for your best interest? Are you looking for an attorney whom you can trust and will take good care of you? Are you looking for an attorney who answers and returns your telephone calls? Are you looking for an attorney who will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then I highly recommend Jeb Butler.
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Posted by Thomas | July 9, 2015
excellent lawyer
I would like to thank Michael Thurman for recommending Jeb. My family was going thru a challenging time and Jeb step in and assured us that the legal and financial would get taken cared of. The personal and caring touch he showed will never be forgotten and I consider him a friend. Even after the fact he still finds the time to ask about our welfare. Authentic
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Posted by sherman | June 24, 2015
GREAT ATTORNEY
I will personally thank the attorney that recommended Butler Tobin. I dealt with all of the attorneys personally, I did not have to deal with any case managers, investigators, or paralegals. All three members of the firm are very professional, extremely knowledgeable and capable. I was involved in an auto accident with a commercial vehicle and I had serious injuries that required surgery. Butler and Tobin went to bat for me with all guns blazing and when their newest member joined the firm; Mike Rafi, he also jumped right in and gave it his all. My attorneys were always available to me, listened to my concerns and promptly answered any questions I had, as well as keeping me updated at every turn. They left no stone unturned against a willing, capable opponent but in the end they were no match. The other driver was at fault and my attorneys got his lawyers to capitulate and offered us a bettr result than anticipated. If anyone I know ever needs an attorney for an injury case I will only recommend Butler Tobin. They may be a small Firm but they are mighty in will, knowledge, professionalism and courtesy, Like a Mike Tyson fight.
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Posted by Sherman | June 24, 2015
GREAT ATTORNEY and able opponet, but in the end
I will personally thank the attorney that recommended Butler Tobin. I dealt with all of the attorneys personally, I did not have to deal with any case managers, investigators, or paralegals. All three members of the firm are very professional, extremely knowledgeable and capable. I was involved in an auto accident with a commercial vehicle and I had serious injuries that required surgery. Butler and Tobin went to bat for me with all guns blazing and when their newest member joined the firm; Mike Rafi, he also jumped right in and gave it his all. Mt attorneys were always available to me, listened to my concerns and promptly answered any questions I had, as well as keeping me updated at every turn. They left no stone unturned against a willing, capable opponent but in the end they were no match. The other driver was at fault and my attorneys got his lawyers to capitulate and offered us a bettr result than anticipated. If anyone I know ever need an attorney for an injury case I will only recommend Butler Tobin. They may be a small Firm but they are mighty in will, knowledge, professionalism and courtesy,
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Posted by Kristin | May 26, 2015
Excellent, Personable Lawyer
I'm so happy that I turned to Butler Tobin for help with my case. I wasn't familiar with the legal system and didn't know what my options were. I was also concerned that I'd waited too long to be able to take action as my trial date was quickly approaching. Jeb Butler quickly jumped in and listened to my concerns and educated me on what could be done to get a successful outcome in my case. He also kept me updated throughout the course of the process, so I knew everything was being handled along the way. I'm very thankful that he took my case as the outcome was even better than I initially anticipated. I would definitely recommend working with this team!
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Posted by Lindsay | April 27, 2015
Lindsay
We filed a wrongful death case from a car wreck and my son passed away. We went all the way to trail and got a verdit of 150million. We couldn't have made this happen without this wonderful man and his team.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Butler Tobin LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Clayton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court For The Southern District Of Georgia
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Third-Year Practitioner
  • Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Stanford University
  • Summer Institute Graduate
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bates v. Michelin North America
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Walden v. Chrysler
  • $150,000,000 Jury Verdict
  • Sheppard v. CSRA
  • Confidential Settlement
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Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • GTLA
  • Trucking Subcommittee
  • N/A
  • GTLA
  • Insurance Subcommittee
  • N/A
  • GTLA
  • Legislative Affairs
  • N/A
  • AIEG YLC
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Center for Auto Safety
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board Member, Product Liability Section
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Products Liability Section
  • Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • On the Rise / 40 Under 40
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Young Litigator of the Year
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • 2015
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • L.E.A.D. Executive Committee
  • 2014
  • Barrister
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Barrister
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • 2013
  • L.E.A.D. Executive Committee
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Leadership Academy
  • Georgia Bar Association YLD
  • 2012
  • Moot Court, Nationals Team
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2008
  • Law Review, Note Published
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2007
  • scholarship
  • Law School Association Council
  • 2006
  • Cum Laude
  • Vanderbilt University
  • 2004
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Publications

  • 65 Mercer L. Rev. 277
  • Trial Practice and Procedure
  • 2013
  • 64 Mercer L. Rev. 305
  • Trial Practice and Procedure
  • 2012
  • 63 Mercer L. Rev. 359
  • Trial Practice and Procedure
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial & Error Seminar
  • Depositions
  • 2017
  • ICLE
  • Depositions for Use at Trial
  • 2017
  • American Association for Justice
  • Expert Witness Webinar
  • 2017
  • Jury Trial Seminar
  • Cross Examination at Trial and Deposition
  • 2016
  • ICLE
  • Personal Injury Trials
  • 2016
  • GTLA
  • Experts Webinar
  • 2016
  • Golden Age of Torts
  • The Story of Walden v Chrysler
  • 2016
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Closing Argument
  • 2016
  • Annual Meeting
  • Wrongful Death and Section 1983 Cases
  • 2016
  • Annual Convention
  • Insurance in Trucking Cases
  • 2016
  • AIEG Spring Convention
  • Using Experts at Trial
  • 2016
  • AIEG Spring Convention
  • Advanced Deposition Strategies
  • 2016
  • GTLA Annual Convention
  • Lessons Learned in Walden v. Chrysler
  • 2015
  • GTLA Annual Convention
  • Starting Your Law Firm
  • 2015
  • AIEG Webinar
  • Experts on Experts: How to Prepare, Defend, and Attack Experts in Complex Cases
  • 2015
  • AIEG Annual Convention
  • Walden v. Chrysler and the $150 Million Verdict
  • 2015
  • Jury Selection in Personal Injury Litigation
  • Tort Reform & Strikes for Cause
  • 2014
  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court
  • Spoliation & Surveillance Videos
  • 2014
  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court
  • What I Learned from Juries: The Real World Comes First
  • 2014
  • GTLA Annual Convention
  • New Lawyers Division Track (Chair)
  • 2014
  • Expertise in Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • 2014
  • Seminar
  • Finding and Using Hot Docs
  • 2013
  • GTLA Annual Seminar
  • Do You Sell Drugs? and Other Important Voir Dire Questions
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Finding and Using Whistleblowers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeb for years. He is tenacious, smart as a whip, and dedicated 100% to his clients and making sure that justice is served."
Trucking accident Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeb is an extremely talented and respected attorney in the legal community with a well earned reputation for being a fierce warrior in the courtroom. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeb Butler is a once-in-a-generation trial lawyer. While at the University of Georgia School of Law, Jeb rose to the very top of his law class, both in the classroom and in the courtroom. Out of law school, he was heavily recruited by some of the largest and most successful corporate law firms in the world. After working directly under a United States District Court Judge, he went to work for the most successful trial law firm in the Southeastern United States. While there, he prosecuted truck companies, construction companies, automobile companies, and other large corporations. His work led to life-changing recoveries for people suffering catastrophic injuries, including lost limbs, paraplegia, and quadriplegia. Although he couldn't give them back what they lost---their ability to walk, function physically as they did before--he was able to secure the millions and tens of millions needed to take care of them and their families."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Jeb very well and can unequivocally state that he is an incredibly bright attorney dedicated to pursuing justice for his clients. He has a tireless work ethic and is surrounded by a team of highly competent professionals."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeb is one of the most capable and intelligent young lawyers in Georgia when it comes to high-end, sophisticated litigation. Beyond his expertise in civil matters, his prior experience as a prosecutor and federal judicial clerk has given him a broad range of legal knowledge. I have also come to know Jeb as a leader in the legal community, where he has been involved with the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. I would recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeb is one of the brightest and most dedicated attorneys I have the pleasure of knowing. A tenacious litigator who pursues justice, Jeb is a dedicated advocate for all of his clients. If you're one of Jeb's clients, you are lucky as you're in great hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've gotten to know Jeb well over the last several years and have come to recognize him as an outstanding person and zealous advocate for his clients. I would highly encourage anyone with a personal injury matter to consider his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeb is as hardworking and dedicated a lawyer as I know, and that, when coupled with his razor-sharp intellect and intuitive feel for saying what the jury needs to hear makes him a formidable presence in the courtroom. Jeb truly believes in the cases he takes, and goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that his clients are well represented and properly compensated for their injuries."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeb is a sharp attorney who cares about his clients. He is a creative lawyer with a quick wit, great work ethic, and loads of integrity."
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Atlanta Personal injury Lawyer James Edward Butler III
James Edward Butler III
Personal injury Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 15 years

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