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Brian Butler

A trial attorney, Brian Butler has tried over 100 jury trials. Most recently, Brian had his own firm where he handled high-profile criminal defense cases, including numerous white collar cases, in United States District Court and state trial courts in Kentucky and Indiana. Prior to locating to Louisville, Brian was a United States Navy Judge Advocate (JAG) where he served as a military prosecutor and a military criminal defense attorney. During his career as a federal prosecutor, Brian prosecuted federal crimes including drug trafficking, Title III (wiretap) cases, firearm cases, violent crimes and numerous other federal crimes. Most recently Brian owned his own firm where he handled high-profile criminal defense cases. He regularly practices in both federal and state courts in Kentucky and Indiana.

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Indiana
Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Brian started his legal career as a Judge Advocate General with the United States Navy (1995-98). He then joined the Commonwealth of Kentucky Attorney's office (1999-2004) as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and Chief of a General Trial Unit where he prosecuted and tried numerous murder cases while also supervising multiple prosecutors and staff as Chief of the General Trial Unit (2002-04); prosecuted crimes against children and domestic violence cases (1999-2001); and was selected to serve as adjunct faculty at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, where he taught trial advocacy to prosecutors from every jurisdiction in the U.S. (2000-04). Brian then joined the United States Attorney's Office (2004-06) as Assistant U.S. Attorney where he prosecuted federal crimes including drug trafficking, Title III (wiretap) cases, firearms cases, violent crimes and numerous other federal crimes; successfully tried multiple jury trials; redrafted and assisted in implementing the U.S. Attorney's Office's policy for selecting and prosecuting gun crimes and served as the Gang Crimes Coordinator for the Western District of Kentucky. After leaving the public defense practice, he was a Member of Dathorne & Butler (2007-20) where he was a successful trial attorney. Brian has served as a legal expert for local television and print media.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2012-present)

Louisville Magazine, Top Lawyers

Recipient of two Navy Achievement Medals for litigation success as a United States Navy JAGC

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