John W. Butler

John W. Butler

Butler,-John-W.“John, we could never find the words to express our appreciation for you and your staff for your concern and professionalism in handling our litigation and just being our friend. May God continue to bless you in business and good health. Til His return, Allan and Alice”

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Tennessee in 1988 majoring in finance. He then attended Cumberland School of Law of Samford University where he was a member of the Cumberland Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1991. He was admitted to the bar, Tennessee Supreme Court, and Federal District Court the same year. Memberships include the Knoxville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Hamilton Burnette chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Commercial Real Estate

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    Juris Doctor magna cum laude – June, 1991
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    Bachelor of Science – June, 1988
    Major: Finance

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Hanover Companies
  • Manchester Tank and Equipment Company
  • Schaad Companies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Legal Assistance Program, 1991 – Present


“Mr. Butler you’re an amazing attorney! You have gone above and beyond on helping me even when we couldn’t secure the amount we wanted you continued to help me in getting my bill reduced! I am going to highly recommend you to anyone who is in need of an attorney. Thank you, Mr. Butler, for this easy stress-free experience with an attorney.” – C. Campbell

“Once we found John to help us, it was like a huge weight was lifted from our shoulders. Going up against a large company is intimidating and John was eager to help and confident in his abilities to assist us. He was kind and caring throughout the process and provided prompt attention every time we reached out to him. John was able to quickly reach the resolution we were looking for. Thank you so very much! I would recommend John W. Butler to anyone needing a lawyer!” – K. Slone