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Carl A. Butler


Carl Butler founded Butler Law Firm, LLC in 2014. A renowned civil litigator and defense attorney, Carl represents clients such as Louis Armstrong International Airport, Hanover Insurance Company, the City of New Orleans, and St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, as well as individuals and small businesses.

Carl’s general practice covers such areas as personal injury, workers’ compensation, and varied commercial transactions. He honed these specialties while serving as an Associate Attorney and Partner at some of the region’s most respected firms, including his namesake firm, LeBlanc Butler from 2001 to 2014. Previously, he also served as Special Assistant District Attorney for St. John the Baptist Parish.

Carl is active in many professional and community organizations. He has served as the Chairman of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board and recently completed a seven-year term on the Board of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, a cause close to his heart. 

A Louisiana native, Carl received his J.D. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his B.S. from Cornell University. Carl lives in LaPlace, LA with Joyce, his wife of 35 years.


Professional experience


To his credit, Mr. Butler has published in professional journals both as a law student and a practicing attorney.  While at the University of Michigan he was an Associate Note Editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform and in 1985 authored “Pension Plan Terminations and Asset Reversions: Accommodating the Interests of Employers and Employees,” 19 U. Mich. J.L. Ref. 257 (1985).  In 2000, he co-authored “Applying Negligent Advertising Theory,” For The Defense, DRI, July 2000.


Mr. Butler is a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana State, American and National Bar Associations.  He served as Vice-Chair for the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee of ABA TIPS section from 2008 – 2011.  He attended the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Spring Conference held in Phoenix, AZ, April 10 – 11, 2008 and delivered a paper entitled “Causation and Scientific Reliability: An Overview of Recent Applications in Toxic Tort in Louisiana”. 


At the 2011 Spring Conference of the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference held March 31 – April 2, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ, Mr. Butler moderated a distinquished panel discussion of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.  The panel featured Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser.


Since 2004 Mr. Butler has been invited each year by the Louisiana State Bar Association to serve as an attorney instructor at the Tulane University School of Law where he has presented instruction on professionalism at the Annual Law School Professionalism Orientation Program to incoming law school students.  He was also an attorney instructor in the Trial Practice Program at the Loyola University College of Law in 1998 and 1999.

Civil Litigation Experience:


  • Butler Law Firm, LLC, Partner, 2015- present

  • LeBlanc Butler, LLC, Partner, 2001 – 2014

  • LeBlanc Tusa & Butler, LLC, Partner, 2000 – 2001

  • LeBlanc, Miranda & Delaup, Senior Attorney, 1999 – 2000

  • Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, Partner, 1994 - 1999

  • Bryan, Jupiter, Lewis & Blanson, Senior Associate Attorney, 1989 - 1994

  • Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins & Burr, Associate Attorney, 1988 - 1989

  • McGlinchey, Stafford, Associate Attorney, 1985 - 1988


Prosecutorial Experience:


  • Special Assistant District Attorney, St. John the Baptist Parish, 1991-1993


Administrative and Judicial Experience:


  • Administrative Hearing Officer, City of New Orleans, Office of Recovery and Development, Bureau of Administrative Adjudication, 2008 - 2010



  • B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1982

  • J.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1985

  • Associate Note Editor, 18 U. Mich, J.L. Ref.



  • "Pension Plan Termination and Asset Reversions: Accommodating the Interests of Employers and Employees," 19 U. Mich. J.L. Ref. 257 (1985)
  • "Applying Negligent Advertising Theory," For the Defense, DRI, July, 2000



Professional Activities:


  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Special Committee on Insurance for Association, 1989 -1993)

  • American Bar Association

  • National Bar Association

  • New Orleans Bar Association

  • Attorney Instructor, Loyola University School of Law Trial Practice Program (1998 -1999)

Civic Activities:

  • New Orleans Regional Loan Corporation, Board Member, 1998 - 1999

  • St. Andrews Homeowners Association, President, 2000 – 2003

  • MetroVision, Economic Development Committee, St. John the Baptist Parish, 2001

  • New Orleans Hornets, Community Relations Advisory Board, 2002 – 2003

  • New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Member, 2012 - 2019

  • Attorney Instructor, Tulane Law School Professionalism Orientation, August 2004 - 2011

  • Louisiana Technology Council, 2005-2008

  • Panelist, ABA Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2008

  • Panel Moderator, ABA Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2011

  • Member, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 2011 – 2017

  • Member, River Region Chamber, 2010 – present

2010 - present

2010 - present

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