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Jim Butler Has Won Nine Verdicts That Exceed $100 Million

By Butler Prather LLP on May 2, 2024

What does it take to be one of the most successful personal injury attorneys in America? Persistence, hard work, and a keen understanding of the law. But there’s another attribute that separates the truly great attorneys from everyone else – compassion.

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Butler Prather LLP Supports Clark’s Christmas Kids

By Butler Prather LLP on December 21, 2023

At Butler Prather LLP, we are grateful for the success we’ve achieved fighting for injured people and their loved ones. During the holiday season, we are reflecting on the things in life that are truly important – faith, family, friends, and community. In this season of giving, we are thankful for the opportunity to share with others and are proud to make a significant contribution to Clark’s Christmas Kids.

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Butler Prather Adds New Partner and New Associate

By Butler Prather LLP on October 23, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 23, 2023 Contact: James E. Butler, Jr.; Ramsey Prather; Archie Grubb – all at 800-242-2962. Jim Butler and Ramsey Prather announce that their firm has today added a new partner, Archie Grubb of Columbus. Mr. Grubb has practiced law for 20 years and was formerly a partner at the Beasley Allen firm. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, undergraduate and law school. He has handled all kinds of cases, from wrecks to class actions and False Claims Act cases. Mr. Grubb lives in Columbus with his wife Mary Lynn…

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Announcing New Butler Prather LLP Partner Archie Grubb

By Butler Prather LLP on October 23, 2023

Jim Butler and Ramsey Prather are pleased to announce the addition of a new partner at Butler Prather LLP, Archie Grubb of Columbus, Georgia. Archie is an outstanding personal injury attorney with demonstrated skill and success. Archie is an esteemed speaker on legal topics and a true asset to the local community. We look forward to the valuable contributions that Archie will be making to Butler Prather LLP. Mr. Grubb’s Notable Legal Victories During his legal career, Archie has represented whistleblowers in various settings, including the pharmaceutical industry, hospital and medical practice, for-profit education, the defense industry, and hospice and…

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Autoliv abandons its appeal of Court Order finding seatbelt defective, pays $56 million to settle 2022 Judgment

By Butler Prather LLP on July 31, 2023

July 27, 2023 For immediate release. MEDIA CONTACT – James E. (Jim) Butler, Jr. ( – office 800-242-2962, cell 706-315-5018; Tedra L. Cannella ( – cell 404-831-5462, 404-800-4828 office. Please copy Susie Wynn ( on any emails, just in case we miss the email. Today Autoliv of Japan paid $56 million to settle the Andrews v. Autoliv case which resulted in a $127 million bench verdict on January 3, 2022.1 The case was tried before Judge Steve C. Jones of the Northern District of Georgia in October 2021. The payments were made on Thursday, July 27, 2023. Plaintiff was represented…

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Gun manufacturer Sig Sauer sued for causing the death of 21 year old Bainbridge Georgia resident

By Butler Prather LLP on June 7, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2023 Contact: Ramsey B. Prather ; 800-242-2962 Or Daniel E. Philyaw; 800-242-2962 Gun manufacturer Sig Sauer sued for causing the death of 21 year old Bainbridge Georgia resident Sig Sauer, Inc., a New Hampshire manufacturer of handguns, has been sued for causing the death of 21 year old Dalton Harrell of Bainbridge Georgia on December 15, 2021. Dalton was a student at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Florida and a star pitcher for the baseball team who was being scouted by professional baseball. Dalton was home for the Christmas holidays and playing golf…

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Solar Farm Trial Victors Aim To Close Exits For $135M Liability

By Butler Prather LLP on May 9, 2023

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Law360 (May 3, 2023, 7:33 PM EDT) — A Georgia couple who won $135.5 million at trial against the owner and developers of a neighboring solar farm powering a Facebook data center have asked a Georgia federal judge to prevent the companies from trying to derail the judgment by entering liability findings against them. Shaun and Amie Harris and their company H&L Farms LLC said in a notice Tuesday that Tennessee-based Lumpkin Solar Farm owner Silicon Ranch Corp. should be liable for contractor Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. and its subsidiary IEA Constructors LLC after a jury blamed the companies…

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Stewart County Couple Awarded Over $135 Million by Federal Jury

By Butler Prather LLP on May 3, 2023

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When people come to Georgia to do business, they have to follow the law and respect our citizens. Silicon Ranch Corporation (SRC) and its contractor Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (IEA) thought they could get away with spreading lies and despoiling natural resources in Stewart County. Now they’re going to pay for what they did. On April 28th, a U.S. District Court jury awarded lifetime Stewart County residents Shaun and Amie Harris $135.5 million for damage done to their property by the Tennessee solar company, its contractor, and the contractor’s subsidiary, IEA Constructors.

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Georgia Jury Returns $1.7 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict Against Ford Motor Company

By Butler Prather LLP on August 24, 2022

Today a jury in Gwinnett County Georgia answered the question left pending by their verdict rendered yesterday: what amount of punitive damages should be imposed against Ford Motor Company for selling 5.2 million “Super Duty” trucks with a dangerously weak roof that would crush down on occupants during a rollover wreck. The unanimous jury imposed $1.7 billion in punitive damages against Ford. Yesterday the jury returned a verdict for Plaintiffs Kim and Adam Hill for the wrongful deaths of their parents, Voncile and Melvin Hill, and for pain & suffering by their parents after the rollover wreck of their 2002…

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James E Butler Courtroom Dedication Ceremony at University of Georgia School of Law held on 11/11/2016

By Butler Prather LLP on June 13, 2022

The UGA School of Law recently dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom in the school’s Rusk Hall, honoring three generations of the Butler family: James E. Butler, 1977 alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. and 2008 alumnus James E. “Jeb” Butler III. Jim Butler has had a large impact on the legal profession both inside and outside the courtroom. Jim Butler also has been a generous donor to the law school, establishing the James E. Butler Scholarship. “Jim Butler’s investment in the School of Law is an investment in the people whom it produces and the values they will reflect…

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I was in a complex premises liability case involving a multinational corporations. Mr. Butler & his associates were always three steps ahead of these defendants. When they say they are "exceptional trial lawyers," this is not just a slogan but it is a way of life.”
- Zack Hendon