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Jeb Butler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Butler Law Firm
10 Lenox Pointe
Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone: 404-587-8423
Fax: 404-581-5877
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Jeb Butler practices at the Butler Law Firm, where he handles serious personal injury cases.  He has takes cases to trial and to verdict, including a $150 million wrongful death verdict against a multinational corporation. Before settling into plaintiffs' practice, Jeb successfully tried cases as a prosecutor and as a public defender, clerked for a federal district judge, and worked with a civil defense firm. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he published in the Law Review, competed in the National Moot Court competition, finished in the top 10 percent of his class, and won a scholarship. Now, Jeb handles personal injury cases through trial and has been recognized as an outstanding advocate by organizations such as Super Lawyers, Georgia Trend, and National Trial Lawyers.  He regularly speaks at seminars and writes for legal publications.  Jeb has earned millions for his clients through trial and settlement.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2022

About Jeb Butler

First Admitted: 2008, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Helped client obtain property damage settlement from obstreperous insurer
  • Butler Tobin donated $100,000 pursuant to our firm's Giving Project, as described at  We donated $33,334 to each of the Against Malaria Foundation, Evidence Action's 'Deworm the World Initiative,' and GiveDirectly., 2018
  • Assessed manner in which a charitable food distributor could redistribute unused prepackaged food under federal law
  • Helped tenant in dangerous apartment complex move out before end of lease term in conjunction with Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers' Foundation
  • Traveled to homes where former victims of human trafficking were recuperating and presented cases as a means of demonstrating what a career in law is like
  • Created and managed social media profiles for Center for Auto Safety
  • Tried cases and argued motions during six months as volunteer prosecutor, obtaining multiple convictions
  • Assisted impoverished tenants in negotiating difficulties with landlords


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo
  • Top 100, National Trial Lawyers
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • On the Rise / 40 Under 40, Daily Report
  • Young Litigator of the Year, Young Lawyers Division

Educational Background

  • BA, Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University, 2004
  • Mock Trial, England Competition, UGA School of Law, 2007
  • JD, Magna Cum Laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 2008
  • Law School Association Scholarship, UGA School of Law, 2006
  • Moot Court, Nationals Team, UGA School of Law, 2008
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business Summer Institute, 2004
  • Moot Court, Intrastate Team, UGA School of Law, 2007
  • Law Review, Note Published, UGA School of Law, 2007


  • Bates v. Michelin North America: Johnny Earl Bates and his wife Patricia were driving to visit family on Christmas Day when their Uniroyal Laredo tire--which had been manufactured by Michelin--failed. The tread separated from the tire carcass, causing the vehicle to swerve and roll over. In the wreck, Mr. Bates suffered brain damage and quadriplegia. During the course of the litigation, as a result of Michelin's misconduct, the Court entered issue preclusion sanctions, determining as a matter of law that the tire was defective and unreasonably dangerous. Michelin settled just before trial. The settlement amount is confidential at Michelin's request.  Resolved, 2012
  • Walden v. Chrysler: Chrysler designed the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees, 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokees, and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberties with fuel tanks located low and behind the rear axle. Predictably, when the vehicles are hit from the rear, the tanks can rupture. When the Jeep Grand Cherokee in which my clients' son was riding was rearended, the tank ruptured, fuel spilled, and the vehicle burned. My clients' son was killed in the fire. We took the case to trial. The jury determined that Chrysler acted recklessly and failed to warn of a known danger, and imposed a verdict of $150 million. Of that verdict, 99% was apportioned to Chrysler, and 1% to the striking driver. Verdict, 2015
  • Giacomi Matter: Our client approached a donkey standing behind a fence and a sign that said "My name is Otis / I eat pears."  She fed the donkey some pears, but when a piece of pear fell to the ground and our client bent to retrieve it, the donkey pulled her underneath the fence and trampled her.  When she went for medical treatment, her care providers missed important signs and allowed bacteria to set in.  We resolved the case against the farm for a significant amount, and the case against the care providers continues., 2017
  • White v. Pemberton Truck Lines et. al: Our client was driving a garbage truck for his employer when a tractor-trailer made an illegal passing attempt on a two-lane road and collided with him.  He sustained injuries to his arm, shoulder, and head.  When the trucking company, Pemberton Truck Lines, refused to compensate our client for the injuries that it had caused, we took the case to trial in the Newnan Division of the Northern District of Georgia.  After opening statements, the defense settled the case for $750,000, significantly more than the highest pretrial offer., 2018
  • Sheppard v. CSRA, Inc.: Two employees of a commercial motor carrier were putting speed ahead of safety as they drove though rural Washington County one night. As a result they collided with my clients, a father and son returning from the son's band practice. We located the witnesses who proved that the motor carrier was at fault, and the company decided to settle before we brought the matter to trial.  Resolved, 2012
  • State v. Calderon: Jose Calderon was involved in a gang trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States.  He was operating a "stash house" in Clayton County.  When authorities raided the house and found millions of dollars worth of drugs, Calderon denied any connection to the home.  Despite a skillful performance by a very good defense lawyer, we proved that Calderon was responsible.  After a multi-day trial, the jury convicted him on multiple counts of drug trafficking.  Verdict, 2010
  • Ford v. RJ Hayne et al.  Our client was struck from behind by a commercial truck. We took the case to trial. On day one of the trial, the truck company settled with our client for $460,000, which was more than 13 times his past medical bills.  It was not our firm's biggest result of the year, but I am able to share the information here because this settlement was not confidential., 2016
  • Ellis v JJ's of Atlanta, LLC: Our client was walking across Peachtree Street, in the crosswalk and with the 'walk' signal, when he was struck by a speeding bicyclist.  The collision knocked him to the ground.  We found a nearby surveillance camera which showed that the bicyclist worked for Jimmy John's.  Extensive research, including many witness interviews and surveillance, revealed that this Jimmy John's location had long allowed its bicyclists to drive recklessly in their efforts to collect more tips.  We took the case to trial in the State Court of Fulton County and obtained a verdict of $167,000, significantly higher than the highest pretrial offer., 2018
  • Jackson v. Clemons et. al: When she went to his church as a teen in need of guidance, our client trusted Pastor Lewis Clemons.  He betrayed that trust, sexually abusing her for years and years.  We brought the case in the Superior Court of Muscogee County against Pastor Clemons, Wynnton Road LLC (his church), and the Church of God in Christ (the denomination).  The case against Wynnton Road LLC has resolved, and the case continues against the other two defendants., 2018
  • Hatfield v. Ford Motor Co., TFX Inc.: As Mrs. Hatfield and her family drove down Interstate 16 in a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis, a tractor-trailer merged into their lane struck the car in the rear. The car was forced off the road, then it rolled over. Tragically, Ford Motor Company had manufactured the car with a defectively weak roof. When the roof hit the ground, the portion over Mrs. Hatfield caved in and struck her in the head, forcing her head forward and down. The collapsing roof broke her neck, leaving Mrs. Hatfield paralyzed from the neck down. On behalf of Mrs. Hatfield and her husband, we filed suit against the trucking company and Ford Motor Company. We took the case all the way through trial, completing a 2.5-week trial on October 2. When the jury announced that it had reached a verdict, but before the jury could announce what the verdict was, Ford made an offer to settle the case. The Hatfield family accepted. The amount of the settlement is confidential at Ford's request.  Resolved, 2013
  • State v. Johnson: Michael Eugene Johnson was initiating a prospective member of his gang by guiding him through the armed robbery of an older convenience store owner.  When they ran, they didn't run far enough, and police caught them.  Despite the adverse testimony of the would-be gang member, we proved at trial that Johnson had committed armed robbery.  After a multi-day trial, the jury convicted him.  Verdict, 2010
  • Smith v. Ajuzie: Malcom Smith, an eighteen-year old college student and professional dancer, was riding in the back seat of a friend's car when another driver made an illegal left turn. The car smashed into the car Malcom was riding in, paralyzing him from the waist down. We took the case and prepared for trial. We were ready. On the Saturday night before a trial specially set for Tuesday, the defendants gave in and agreed to a confidential settlement that will provide funds to Malcom for the rest of his life. The amount exceeded the defendant's policy limits by a substantial amount.  Resolved, , 2014
  • Taylor v Howse: Our client had been injured in an automobile collision, sustaining injuries to his back, neck, and head.  When his own insurer, Nationwide, refused to pay him the damages to which he was entitled, we took the case to trial in the State Court of Fayette County.  We obtained a verdict for Mr. Taylor of $960,000.  That figure was substantially higher than the highest pretrial offer, and we believe that it is the highest verdict ever in Fayette county., 2018
  • Hindash v. Dominguez: Our client was a passenger in an Uber when her driver changed lanes at the last minute, then got struck in the rear by a pickup truck.  Our client hit her head on something in the car, but believed she would be ok.  Weeks later, however, the pain in her head became intractable and she went to a doctor, where she learend that she had an internal hemorrhage that required emergency surgery.  Her medical bills were about $100,000.  We resolved the case against several defendants and insurers for a total exceeding $600,000., 2017


Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Spoke to CAALA in Las Vegas about effective cross-examination at trial and in deposition., Speaker, Effective Cross-Examination, California Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 2018
  • Speaker, Depositions for Use at Trial, ICLE, 2017
  • Chair, New Lawyers' Division Track, GTLA Annual Convention, 2014
  • Author, Trial Practice and Procedure, 65 Mercer L. Rev. 277, 2013
  • Speaker, Voir Dire Strategy & Tactics, Strafford Publications, 2017
  • Speaker, Jury Selection in Personal Injury Litigation, Strafford Publications, 2014
  • Author, Haeger v Goodyear: Just Place the Cookie Back in the Jar, Law360, 2017
  • Author, Trial Practice and Procedure, 64 Mercer L. Rev. 305, 2012
  • Recent trial wins., Speaker, FRG Breakfast Seminar, 2018
  • Author, Tire Tips: 10 Ways to Avoid Blowing Your Tire Case, The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Trial Tactics and Taylor v. Howse., Speaker, Montlick & Associates CLE, 2018
  • Author, Death Cases: What Duties are Owed and To Whom, The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Personal Injury Cases, Atlanta Bar Association, 2017
  • Author, Trial Practice and Procedure, 63 Mercer L. Rev. 359, 2011
  • "Stuff that Matters," focusing on the importance of professional integrity and calling out lawyers who try to cheat the civil justice system, Speaker, GTLA NLD, 2018
  • Author, Unearthly Microbes and the Laws Designed to Resist Them, Georgia Law Review, 2007
  • Spoke about cross-examining Rule 30(b)(6) witnesses., Speaker, AIEG, 2017
  • Spoke about taking depositions for use at trial., ICLE, 2017
  • Speaker, Do You Sell Drugs? and Other Important Voir Dire Issues, GTLA Annual Seminar, 2013
  • Speaker, Finding and Using Hot Docs, Seminar, 2013
  • Speaker, Give Well, First Baptist Church of Shellman, Georgia, 2013
  • Speaker, Finding and Using Whistleblowers, Seminar, 2012
  • Speaker, Wrongful Death Cases, Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section, 2014
  • Speaker, What I Learned from Juries: The Real World Comes First, Lumpkin Inn of Court, 2014
  • Author, The Fiery and Predictable Consequences of Rear-Mounted Fuel Tanks, The Verdict, Journal Of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Speaker, Spoliation & Surveillance Videos, Lumpkin Inn of Court, 2014
  • Speaker, Winning a $150 Million Verdict in Walden v. Chrysler, AIEG, 2015
  • Speaker, Lessons Learned from Walden v. Chrysler, GTLA Annual Convention, 2015
  • Panelist, Experience in Opening a New Firm, GTLA Annual Convention, 2015
  • Speaker, Experts on Experts: How to Prepare, Defend, and Attack Experts in Complex Cases, AIEG, 2015
  • Speaker, Cross Examination at Trial and Deposition, GPB, 2016
  • Speaker, The Story of Walden v Chrysler, ICLE, 2016
  • Speaker, Advanced Deposition Strategies, AIEG, 2016
  • Speaker, Using Experts at Trial, AIEG, 2016
  • Host, Experts Webinar, GTLA, 2016
  • Speaker, Wrongful Death and Section 1983 Cases, Georgia Bar Association, 2016
  • Speaker, Insurance in Trucking Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Author, Trial Preparation: The Grind is Worth It, Atlanta Bar Association, 2016
  • Speaker, Closing Argument, Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section, 2016
  • Speaker, Personal Injury Trials, ICLE, 2016
  • Speaker, Expert Witness Webinar, American Association For Justice, 2017
  • Speaker, Depositions, Trial & Error Seminar, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board Member, Center for Auto Safety, 2018
  • Barrister, Lamar Inn of Court, 2018
  • Board Member, GTLA Civil Justice PAC, 2018
  • Executive Committee, AAJ Product Liability Section, 2018
  • Summer Associate, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, 2007
  • Board Member and Acting Communications Director, Center for Auto Safety, 2016
  • Trial Attorney, Clayton County District Attorney's Office, 2010
  • Board Member, Civil Justice PAC, 2017
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - present
  • L.E.A.D. Executive Committee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2015
  • Executive Committee Member, AAJ Product Liability Section, 2017
  • L.E.A.D. Executive Committee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2013
  • Insurance Subcommittee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2014
  • Leadership Academy Graduate (Georgia Bar Association), 2013
  • Trucking Subcommittee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2015
  • Co-Chair of New Lawyers' Track, Annual Seminar (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2013
  • Chairman, AIEG YLC, 2016
  • Law Clerk, District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, 2008
  • Board Member, Civil Justice PAC, 2016
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2011 - present
  • L.E.A.D. Executive Committee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2014
  • Executive Committee Member, AAJ Product Liability Section, 2016
  • Chairman, AIEG YLC, 2015
  • Co-Chair of New Lawyers' Track, Annual Seminar (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2014
  • Trucking Subcommittee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2014
  • Insurance Subcommittee  (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2012
  • Board Member, American Association for Justice Product Liability Section
  • Summer Associate, Troutman Sanders, 2007
  • Board Member and Acting Communications Director, Center for Auto Safety, 2017
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court (Barrister), 2014
  • Board Member, GTLA NLD, 2017
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2008 - present
  • Insurance Subcommittee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2013
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court (Barrister), 2013
  • Trucking Subcommittee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2013
  • Trucking Subcommittee (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), 2012
  • Board Member, Center for Auto Safety, 2015
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Office Location for Jeb Butler

10 Lenox Pointe
Atlanta, GA 30324

Phone: 404-587-8423

Fax: 404-581-5877

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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