Jeb Butler, Trial Attorney

T: 404-587-8423
jeb@butlertobin.com

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Jeb thrives in litigation against powerful defendants.  He takes pride in doing everything well—whether tracking down witnesses, deposing experts, arguing a case at trial, or defending a verdict on appeal. He has won multiple jury verdicts, including a wrongful death verdict of $150 million. Like Darren, he devotes his practice to representing the people against the powerful.  Jeb is also the proud husband of Anne Butler, father of Farrah “Little Bomber” Butler, and companion of Lou, his labrador retriever.

The legal community has recognized Jeb’s ability. While a student at the University of Georgia School of Law, Jeb published on the Law Review, argued for the National Moot Court Team, finished near the top of several Mock Trial tournaments, and graduated in the top 10% of his class with magna cum laude honors. Since graduating, he has been named Georgia’s Young Litigator of the Year, a Daily Report “On The Rise” Lawyer, a SuperLawyers Rising Star, one of Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, and one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100.  He regularly speaks at seminars and writes in legal publications, and has been interviewed on legal issues by news organizations such as the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Fox News, the Daily Report, and Al-Jazeera America.  Jeb has been asked to serve on the Board of the Center for Auto Safety and to speak at the opening of the American Museum of Tort Law.  He has received the Avvo “Clients’ Choice Award.”

Jeb has seen the courtroom from every angle. He has tried and won cases on behalf of grieving families, injured plaintiffs, the State of Georgia, and an accused who could not afford a lawyer. He has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood in the Southern District of Georgia, tried multiple cases with the Clayton County District Attorney’s office, and worked at prominent civil defense firms. In short, Jeb has seen the courtroom from the viewpoint of plaintiff, prosecutor, judge, civil defendant, and criminal defendant.

Jeb grew up hunting, fishing, and playing football around Columbus, Georgia. After graduating cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he attended the Summer Institute at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for a U.S. Congressman.

Jeb now does what he loves best—he represents the people against the powerful.  That’s why Jeb and Darren teamed up to form Butler Tobin, a firm conceived for justice and dedicated to the proposition that seriously injured people deserve top-quality lawyers.

EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, magna cum laude
    • Law Review (published)
    • National Moot Court Team
    • England Mock Trial Competition
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barristers
  • Summer Institute, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, cum laude
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
  • Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer LLP
  • Clayton County District Attorney’s Office
  • Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C.
HONORS & AWARDS
  • National Law Journal: Elite Trial Lawyers
  • Georgia YLD: Young Litigator of the Year
  • Daily Report: On the Rise / 40 Under 40
  • Georgia Trend: Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Center for Auto Safety: Board Member
  • Avvo: Clients’ Choice Award
  • Avvo: 10.00/10.00
MEDIA & PRESS
  • Wall Street Journal
  • CBS News
  • Bloomberg Business
  • Above the Law
  • CNN Money
  • Fox News
  • Al Jazeera America
  • NBC-affiliate 11Alive
  • Daily Report
  • Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
  • News Radio 106.7
  • Daily Report
  • Law360
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PUBLICATIONS
  • Depositions for Use at Trial: General Practice and Trial,  ICLE (2017)
  • Deposition Strategies: Trial and Error Seminar, ICLE (2017)
  • Expert Witness Webinar, AAJ (2017)
  • Personal Injury Trials: So You Said You’re a Lawyer, ICLE (2016)
  • Closing Argument, Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section (2016)
  • Jury Trials: Cross-Examination, ICLE (2016)
  • Insurance in Trucking Cases, GTLA (2016)
  • Expert Witness Webinar, GTLA (2016)
  • Golden Age of Torts: The Story of Walden v. Chrysler (2016)
  • Wrongful Death and Section 1983 Cases, State Bar (2016)
  • Using Experts at Trial, AIEG (2016)
  • Advanced Deposition Strategies, AIEG (2016)
  • Trial Preparation: The Grind is Worth It, Atlanta Bar Association (2016)
  • Strategic Use of Expert Witnesses, AIEG (2015)
  • Protecting the Jury System, Opening of American Museum of Tort Law with Ralph Nader (2015)
  • Experts on Experts: How to Prepare, Defend, and Attack Experts in Complex Cases, AIEG (2015)
  • Winning a $150 Million Verdict in Walden v. Chrysler, AIEG (2015)
  • Lessons Learned from Walden v. Chrysler, GTLA Annual Convention (2015)
  • Experience in Opening a New Firm, GTLA Annual Convention (2015)
  • Spoliation & Surveillance Videos, Lumpkin Inn of Court (2014)
  • Tort Reform and Strikes for Cause, Strafford Publications (2014)
  • Wrongful Death Cases, Atlanta Bar Association (2014)
  • What Juries Taught Me, Lumpkin Inn of Court (2014)
  • Program Chair, New Plaintiffs Lawyers Track, Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention and Gala (2014)
  • Finding and Using Hot Docs, Attorneys Information Exchange Group (2013)
  • Do You Sell Drugs? and Other Important Voir Dire Questions, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2013)
  • Giving Well, First Baptist Church of Shellman (2013)
  • Finding and Using Whistleblowers, Attorneys Information Exchange Group (2012)
  • The Fiery and Predictable Consequences of Rear-Mounted Fuel Tanks, VERDICT (2014)
  • Trial Practice and Procedure, 65 MERCER L. REV. 277 (2013)
  • Tire Tips: 10 Ways to Avoid Blowing Your Tire Case, VERDICT (2012)
  • Death Cases: What Duties Are Owed and To Whom, VERDICT (2012)
  • Trial Practice and Procedure, 64 MERCER L. REV. 305 (2012)
  • Trial Practice and Procedure, 63 MERCER L. REV. 359 (2011)
  • Unearthly Microbes and the Laws Designed to Resist Them, 41 GA. L. REV. 1355 (2007)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • AIEG Young Lawyers Committee (Chairman)
  • Center for Auto Safety (Board Member)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association:
    • PAC Board
    • LEAD Executive Committee
    • Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Trucking Subcommittee
    • Insurance Subcommittee
  • American Association of Justice
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court