Alternative Dispute Resolution
Far less adversarial and more cost effective than litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) allows business and public sector clients the opportunity to confidentially settle disputes through private arbitration, negotiation, and mediation.
Through strategic use of ADR, Butler Law Firm can facilitate flexible and creative solutions that work to the client’s advantage and support critically important business goals and objectives.
Public Record Requests
Public records are documentary materials of various types and in various forms that are either created or received by state and local government agencies conducting public business. Butler Law Firm specializes in handling Public Records Requests for such materials directed to governmental bodies. We also represent our public sector clients in litigation related to Public Record Requests, pursuant to the Public Records Law.
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Butler Law Firm is experienced in a wide range of legal issues including but not limited to the following practice areas:
Civil Service Procedures
Butler Law Firm offers representation in any aspect of Civil Service Law, including defense of appeals of suspensions and terminations to the civil service board and to district and appellate courts. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in the application of local municipal rules, city ordinances, state civil service regulations, and other pertinent state and federal laws.
Butler Law Firm provides skilled guidance regarding compliance with Governmental Ethics regulations. Increasingly, political activities are subject to ever-changing laws affecting campaign contributions, lobbying, and day-to-day interaction between elected officials and the public. The attorneys at Butler Law Firm are aware of these challenges and the specific steps a client must take to ensure compliance.
Construction Litigation Law
Construction projects can be complicated and can often lead to disputes and conflicting claims by multiple parties. Butler Law Firm has extensive experience in resolving these type claims, which can arise before, during and after construction. Whether employing litigation, mediation or arbitration, Butler Law Firm represents the clients’ best interests in achieving a prompt and fair resolution of these issues.
Civil & Commercial Litigation
The attorneys at Butler Law Firm have litigated a variety of civil and commercial disputes ranging from personal injury, employment, and construction issues to business transactional matters.
Our representative client list includes both individuals and a diverse group of national and local businesses such as Intex Recreational Corp., Evolution Sorbent Products, Inc., Megen Construction Company, Construction South, Inc., Emergency Restoration Services, Inc. and Sheet Metal Supply, LLC.
Municipal Liability and Law Enforcement Liability Defense
Defense of local government entities is a primary practice area for Butler Law Firm. Over the years, we have provided representation to a number of local government clients including the City of New Orleans, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, Louis Armstrong International Airport, Housing Authority of New Orleans, St. John the Baptist Parish and the Sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish.
In addition to litigation services in state and federal court, the attorneys in our firm provide advice and counsel to government entities on such issues as governmental ethics, civil service procedures, public procurement policies, and public records requests.
Civil Rights Violations
Butler Law Firm is experienced in defending municipal agencies against allegations of civil rights violations, including but not limited to claims of excessive force by law enforcement officers. Familiar with both state and federal civil rights law, the attorneys at Butler Law Firm provide effective counsel and legal defense in state and federal courts.
Workers' Compensation Defense
We understand that a claim becomes more expensive the longer it is open.
Butler Law Firm provides comprehensive services for national and regional insurers. Our services include risk management, litigation defense, resolution, and general claim management.
Representative clients in this area include Hanover Insurance Group and St. John the Baptist Parish School Board.
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The transactional clients of Butler Law Firm benefit from our litigation experience. Services include drafting organizational documents, operating agreements, contracts, risk management, and general advice on best practices.
Receivables become more difficult to collect as time passes. Our firm advises business clients on the best strategies to efficiently and effectively collect debts.
The attorneys of Butler Law Firm have specific experience advising clients involved in construction and building material suppliers. Services include but are not limited to placement of liens and litigation.