Butler Law Group Helps Professional Golfer Eileen Vargas

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Eileen Vargas, a 3 time Junior World Golf Champion, leader of the Colombian National Women’s Golf Team and 3 time All-American at Pepperdine was injured in a motor vehicle collision at the outset of her professional golf career. BLG represented her, tried her case and obtained a verdict significantly higher than the adverse insurance company’s best offer. Several years later BLG has joined forces with Eileen both on the golf course and in her charitable activities benefiting under-served youth.


Howard Butler Recognized by Super Lawyers

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Howard Butler is one of the 5% of the lawyers in Florida selected as Super Lawyers.

What Is Super Lawyers?

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers has the objective of creating a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys to be used as a resource.

How Are Super Lawyers Selected?

Super Lawyers selects attorneys annually.  The attorneys come from firms of all sizes and from over 70 areas across London and the United States.

The Super Lawyers patented selection process involves three basic steps:

  1. Creation of the candidate pool
  2. Evaluation of candidates by the research department
  3. Peer evaluation by practice area

Learn more about the prestigious selection process here.
(Information taken from www.superlawyers.com)

Case Summary: Florida Wrongful Death From Electrocution

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The Butler Law Group has represented thousands of injured people in personal injury lawsuits.  In 2013, a man was electrocuted while using a fruit harvester with a conductive handle. The product did not identify by its manufacturer that it was made of a highly conductive metal, which was covered by a nylon-polymer coating.  

Howard G. Butler of the Butler Law Group was hired by the family of the 55 year old Orlando man who was killed while picking avocados from a tree in his backyard and investigated the identity of the commercial seller and a lawsuit was filed asserting that the product was unreasonably dangerous.

According to Attorney Butler, “It is inevitable that 30 foot fruit trees will grow close to, and obscure, high-voltage power lines which may be as low as 18.5 feet per the NESC so it is vital that such long handled tools be made of non-conductive materials which have been in wide spread use for decades.”

Shortly prior to jury selection a confidential settlement was reached. The Butler Law Group reached a multi-million dollar settlement in product liability and wrongful death case.

The Butler Law Group, led by Howard G. Butler Esquire, represents clients throughout Florida and the United States in serious personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and other safety related claims with offices in Jacksonville and Orlando. Learn more here.


What is The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100?

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What is The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100?

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is just one of the many honors and awards earned by Butler Law Group. This is an invitation-only organization made up of the best trial lawyers from each state. These lawyers must meet rigorous qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This honor is strictly given to those who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile.

“Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the finest and best lawyers in America. By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.”
– The National Trial Lawyers website

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 also provides accredited trial lawyers with networking and education. Providing these educational opportunities and training is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers.

The selection process for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is based on a multiphase process and requires superior qualifications

  • Reputation among peers, the judiciary, and the public
  • The previous year’s achievements, settlements and verdicts as a trial lawyer
  • Board Certification as a trial lawyer or trial attorney
  • Nominations received from leading trial lawyers, current members or our executive committee members
  • Leadership and membership within other national and state trial lawyer organizations
  • Rankings and ratings of the attorney by established organizations.


To learn more about The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, visit their website.