Brian Butler Elected Fellow of American Board of Criminal Lawyers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 1, 2024)—The American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL) recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Butler as a Fellow. He is one of only five Fellows in Kentucky.

ABCL is an invitation-only legal honorary society founded in 1978 for outstanding criminal trial lawyers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. To be considered for fellowship, nominees must have at least 10 years of criminal trial experience and have tried at least 50 trials, of which 35 were felony jury trials. Nominees must also receive exceptional recommendations from current Fellows and honored jurists.

Butler is a Member (Partner) based in Stites & Harbison’s Louisville, Ky., office. He is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Group and the Business Litigation Service Group. His practice focuses on a wide variety of litigation matters, including but not limited to white collar criminal defense, criminal defense, product liability and general tort defense. He has tried more than 100 jury trials and is intimately familiar with complex federal investigations including those involving corporations and their employees. Butler routinely serves as a legal analyst for Louisville television stations and the Louisville Courier-Journal. Butler received his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1995. 

About Stites & Harbison

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