T.R. Butler

Partner

-1 years experience

Phone: 205.980.5888

Fax: 205.980.1098

About

T.R. works in the fields of automobile litigation, insurance defense, premises liability, and other general litigation fields. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and a graduate of Birmingham School of Law, finishing 1st in his December, 2013 graduating class. While attending law school, T.R. clerked extensively with a firm practicing workers’ compensation defense. When not in the office, T.R. enjoys spending time with his wife, young daughter and golden retriever, especially at Lake Martin.

Practice Areas

Automobile accident litigation, insurance defense, general civil litigation, workers' compensation

Education

  • B.S., Auburn University at Montgomery (2007)
  • J.D., Birmingham School of Law (2013)
Honors & Awards
Courts & Professional Associations
Reported Cases & Notable Trials

Birmingham School of Law

  • Dean’s List Graduate

  • Judge Hugh Locke Honor Society

Professional Associations

  • Alabama State Bar Association

  • Birmingham Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section)

  • Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Courts

  • Admitted to practice in all state courts in Alabama

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama (2014)

Reported Cases

  • McKee v. Lucas (Ex parte Lucas)

  • Obtained a dismissal by Writ of Mandamus from the Alabama Supreme Court on an issue involving the substitution of a party and the relation back of claims against a fictitious party. The Alabama Supreme Court published an opinion in this case and issued the Writ of Mandamus.

  • Cook v. Lunsford – Pedestrian v. Vehicle case.

  • Obtained a dismissal by Summary Judgment by proving that the Plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence as a matter of law. The confirmed medical specials in this case exceeded $750,000. On appeal, the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal with no opinion.

Notable Trials

  • Sharp v. Benefield

  • Obtained a defense verdict at jury trial in a case arising from an automobile accident and brought by a passenger by convincing the jury that the at-fault party was, in fact, the Plaintiff’s own driver, not the Defendant driver.

  • Clay v. Scott

  • Obtained a defense verdict at jury trial in a case arising from an automobile accident by convincing the jury that the Defendant did nothing unreasonable despite the fact that she rear-ended the Plaintiff.