A Different Approach

Over the last several years, many companies have become frustrated with the escalating costs of legal services provided by large law firms. While costs have increased, large law firms have been slow to react to their clients' evolving business practices and have resisted any change to the billable hour model of providing legal services. Butler Law Firm recognizes that the same approach doesn't fit every client, and works with clients to determine the most effective way to address their legal needs. Also, Butler Law Firm works with clients to determine if an alternative billing method makes sense for their situation. As a small firm, Butler Law Firm has the flexibility to help clients find solutions that match their situation and needs.

Contrary to the perception perpetuated by large firms, clients have other options for securing quality legal work.  Butler Law Firm provides experienced legal counsel on a variety of legal matters to large companies, small businesses, and individuals.  Butler Law Firm understands that not every legal matter is the same, and works with each client to understand their goals and define what would be a favorable outcome.  Regardless of the size of the matter, Butler Law Firm strives to ensure that clients receive personal attention and that their interests are satisfactorily addressed.  The goal is to help clients find cost-effective solutions to their problems that also make business sense.  Clients appreciate Butler Law Firm's practical approach and focus on finding cost-effective solutions that also make business sense.
 
What Clients Can Expect

Among other things, here's what clients can expect from Butler Law Firm:

  • Experienced legal representation;
  • A commitment to "doing it right";
  • High ethical standards; and
  • A teammate mentality where your lawyer works to understand your legal needs and add value to your business goals.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
    • Construction Litigation
    • Drafting and Negotiating Construction and Design Contracts
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation and Arbitration Services

Construction Law

Butler Law Firm has the experience to be a valuable teammate during every phase of a construction project. Decisions and agreements made at the beginning of a project can significantly impact the success of a project. Butler Law Firm works with owners, developers, and contractors on a variety of projects, including commercial, multi-family, mixed use, condominium, and retail projects. At the beginning of projects, Butler Law Firm understands the important role that design and construction contracts play in a project, and works with owners, developers, and contractors to properly allocate risks and define rights in those agreements. In the event a dispute arises during the course of a project, Butler Law Firm can help you analyze your legal rights and guide you in determining the best course of action for resolving the dispute. In the event a dispute cannot be resolved, Butler Law Firm has the experience to help you pursue or defend your rights in a litigation or arbitration. At any stage of the project, Butler Law Firm can help you address legal issues that arise.

  • Construction Litigation

Construction projects can give rise to a variety of disputes. Sometimes these issues arise during the course of a project based on one party's performance (or failure to perform), or sometimes the problems appear in the form of defect claims after projects are complete. Regardless of the type of dispute or issue that arises in connection with your project, Butler Law Firm can help. Butler Law Firm has assisted owners, developers, contractors, and sureties in addressing and resolving a variety of disputes on projects both in and out of Texas. Butler Law Firm's experience includes:

  • Arbitration and Litigation of Complex Construction Defect Claims
  • Payment Disputes
  • Contract Termination Disputes
  • Mechanics Lien Claims
  • Completion and Warranty Disputes
  • Project Accidents
  • Surety Bond Claims
  • Delay Claims
  • Appellate RepresentationDrafting and Negotiating Construction and Design Contracts
  • Drafting and Negotiating Construction and Design Contracts

Regardless of the size or type of project, Butler Law Firm can help you properly allocate risks and define rights in the contracting process. Butler Law Firm has worked with clients on multifamily, condominium, mixed-use, commercial, retail and residential projects in Texas and many other states. Regardless of the size or location of your project, Butler Law Firm can assist you with:

  • Drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts
  • Reviewing and advising on design and construction contracts
  • Risk transfer and risk management strategies
  • Insurance issues
  • Green building planning

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Butler Law Firm handles civil litigation and arbitration matters for clients of all sizes and levels of sophistication in every aspect of business litigation, including real estate, landlord/tenant, banking, consumer debt collection, and contractual disputes. Butler Law Firm works with clients to evaluate legal rights and responsibilities, understand your goals, and explore solutions that make sense. And if the only resolution that makes sense for your dispute is a trial or arbitration, Butler Law Firm has the experience to help you take on the challenge.

Extensive experience representing companies and individuals in disputes arising out of a variety of commercial transactions, including:

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Complex, Commercial Transaction Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Consumer Debt Collection
  • Structured Settlement Transfers
  • Product Liability
  • Banking and Creditor/Debtor Disputes
Mediation and Arbitration Services

Dale Butler is a certified mediator, and is available to help parties resolve disputes by serving as a neutral mediator or arbitrator.  With over 20 years of experience as a litigator, and over 15 years of experience handling construction law issues, Dale has the experience to help parties resolve a case in mediation, or adjudicate claims in an arbitration.  If you are looking for an experienced litigator or construction lawyer to help resolve your dispute, you can rely on Dale for an ethical, straightforward, and creative approach to settling your case.