Ms. Butcher opened the firm in January 2003 with all the injury clients she then represented at her prior employer’s firm. Each client had a choice whether to stay with the larger, well known law firm or have Julie continue to be their attorney. They all chose Julie.
From the beginning of the firm, the emphasis has always been on service to the clients, not the glory of the lawyers. That doesn’t mean Julie isn’t successful. In the 22+ years Julie has been an attorney, she has successfully presented her clients’ cases to juries across Kentucky, from Mt. Sterling to Harrodsburg and many places in between. Many more clients’ cases were settled for 6 and 7 figures before trial. All the cases were practiced with the needs of the client being foremost.
Ms. Butcher only represents individuals and their families who have been seriously injured or killed due to the careless negligence of others. She does not represent the negligent parties in those cases or their insurance companies. There are no conflicting loyalties many other lawyers have. Julie’s undivided loyalty is to the injured client.
When Ms. Butcher isn’t helping clients, teaching other attorneys or otherwise serving the community, she loves to travel. The love of travel comes from Julie’s mother, Iva, who was not able to see nearly as much of the world because breast cancer took her at the young age of 46. Iva was a very talented artist who painted landscapes and portraits. Some of those paintings hang in Julie’s law office. When Julie’s travels allow her to witness a breathtaking seascape or a single majestic tree, she knows her mother would have painted it, had she seen it.
Ms. Butcher’s travels also involve two other passions, Corvettes and scuba diving. The love of Corvettes comes from both Julie’s parents who actually met through amateur Corvette racing in Michigan, where Julie was born. Julie’s Vette is a white 1999 C5 convertible. The love of scuba diving is completely her own. It was something she always wanted to do, but never got around to learning until her mid-40’s. Now she can’t wait to plan the next dive trip to explore the grandeur of the coral reef and the animals that live there.
Ms. Butcher is active in legal, professional and civic organizations as well as teaching continuing legal education topics to other attorneys and judges. Some of those accomplishments are listed below.
Since November 1994, Julie represents only the Plaintiffs’ side of cases involving wrongful death, tractor-trailer wrecks, personal injury, medical negligence, premises liability, general negligence, and insurance bad faith.
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|KY||Authorized to practice law||1990||09/09/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2012 Best Speak||Greater Lexington Paralegal Association||2012|
|Owner||Julie Butcher Law Office, PLLC||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Gary C. Johnson, PSc Law Office||1994 - 2003|
|Associate||Landrum & Shouse, LLP||1990 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America||Member||2009 - Present|
|Kentucky Justice Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1995 - Present|
|Brian Walker v. Lykins and Shelter Mutual Ins.||settled in two parts, last day before trial|
|Estate of Scott Elam v Licking Valley Electric Rural Cooperative||settled at mediation|
|Est. of McKinney v. Krogers||settled after mediaiton|
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|University of Kentucky College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Kentucky||Theater Arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Greater Lexington Paralegal Association Forum speaker||“Dealing with Pre-Existing Conditions in Injury Cases”||2012|
|Kentucky Paralegal Convention||“The Paralegal’s Role in Legal Marketing”||2010|
|2010 KJA Deposition College||Faculty member, 2010 KJA De“Civil Discovery--Plaintiffs’ and Defendants’ Perspectives”||2010|
|2007 Kentucky Judicial College||“Mediation as Trial Prep”||2007|
|Kentucky Bar Association Kentucky Law Update||Subrogation and Other Lien Issues in Personal Injury Litigation||2003|