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

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… read more

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“An Amazing Impact on Consumer Safety:” Meet the Lawyer with Seven $100M Verdicts

See the original article on firm founder Jim Butler’s track record of wins in ALM’s Daily Report Online or 2022-01-07 FCDR- ‘An Amazing Impact on Consumer Safety’_ Meet the Lawyer With Seven $100M….

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$127M New Year’s Verdict in Eight Year Seat Belt Case

An eight-year product liability case resulted in a $127M order and judgement. See the original article on ALM’s Daily Report Online or download a PDF copy here.

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Butler Wooten & Peak Splits Into Three New Firms

See the original article on firm founder Jim Butler’s track record of wins in ALM’s Daily Report Online or download a pdf copy here.

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Everything You Need to Know About Power of Attorney After the Death of a Loved One

If you have lost somebody that you love, you may wonder who will be responsible for making decisions about the deceased’s assets and their estate. You may think that this involves a power of attorney document, but the reality is that a power of attorney ceases to be valid after a person passes away. Here, we want to discuss who has control over a person’s assets after a person passes away in Georgia. A Power of Attorney is Not Valid After Death Most people believe that a person who has a power of attorney will continue to have the authority… read more

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Butler Prather LLP is Pleased to Announce that All of The Firm’s Partners Were Again Selected as 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers or 2021 Rising Stars

BP LLP is pleased to announce that all of the firm’s partners were selected as 2021 Super Lawyers or 2021 Rising Stars. Jim Butler, Joel Wooten, Brandon Peak, Tedra Cannella and Rob Snyder were selected as Super Lawyers. Partner Ramsey Prather was named along with associates Joseph Colwell, Chris McDaniel, and Rory Weeks as 2021 Rising Stars. Jim Butler was also named to the Georgia Top 100 List. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. This honor is reserved for less than 5% of attorneys practicing in Georgia. Rising Stars is a distinguished honor given… read more

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BP LLP to Co-chair False Claims Act Summit

BP LLP is pleased to co-chair the Second Annual False Claims Act Summit on Wednesday, December 9. The seminar will be virtual this year.  Click on the link below for more info & registration info about the CLE. In 2019 alone, under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), the federal government recovered over $3 billion against those who defrauded the federal government, and paid $265 million to the whistleblowers who exposed that fraud and abuse.   You can learn more about these cases and what it takes to pursue one at the 2nd Annual (virtual) FCA Summit on Wednesday, December 9 at… read more

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Joel O. Wooten Named as Vice-chair of Georgia Ports Authority Board

BP LLP is pleased to announce that partner Joel O. Wooten has been named as the Vice-chair of the Georgia Ports Authority Board. See original story on savannahnow.com.

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Georgia Watch Selects Tedra Cannella as Vice President of Board

Congratulations to BP LLP Partner Tedra Cannella, who was recently selected to serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Georgia Watch. Georgia Watch is the State’s leading consumer advocacy organization. They focus on ensuring access to quality, affordable healthcare, fair utility rates, renewable energy options, safeguarding personal finances, and access to courts.

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BP LLP Partner Joel O. Wooten Named to Georgia Business Court Rules Commission

BP LLP Partner Joel O. Wooten has been named as one of eight inaugural members to a commission created to help formulate the rules for Georgia’s new Statewide Business Court. All of the new Business Court Commission members were chosen because of their professional expertise and dedication to public service, said Business Court Judge Walter Davis. Among the new commission’s first tasks will be formulating the rules for the business court. The Georgia Statewide Business Court, a new class of court, was established by constitutional amendment in 2018, and will begin hearing cases on August 1, 2020.

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