Rely on the qualified personal injury attorney Robert Butts to handle your case with experience and compassion at Warner, Sechrest & Butts.
As a partner at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, Gainesvilles leading personal injury law firm, Robert Butts has established a varied career through several areas of law, litigation and even literature. He is a certified general contractor, an expert in construction law, and so well-versed on the laws of his field that he has published several articles on a variety of topics. Mr. Butts serves clients in Gainesville, North Central Florida and the State of Florida in construction law, business law, real property law and personal injury.
Early Life Achievements
Mr. Butts graduated Magna Cum Laude from Webber College in 1992, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He then enrolled in the University of Florida and graduated with honors from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law in 1996, receiving a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Butts is board certified in construction law and considered an expert in the area of practice.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Butts worked as a general contractor, which has given him a wealth of information and insight into the industry that many attorneys lack. As a certified general contractor, Mr. Butts gained experience in residential, multifamily and commercial construction, and projects of development. This experience has provided Mr. Butts with a better understanding of the importance and implementation of construction law which often translates to a direct benefit for his clients.
Areas of Practice and Expertise
Mr. Butts has extensive knowledge of a variety of practice areas, including drafting; reviewing contracts; litigation of contracts; the formation of businesses, limited liability corporations, corporations and other joint ventures; drafting operating agreements; drafting partnership agreements; drafting shareholders’ agreements; real estate closings; construction liens; construction disputes; construction bond claims; delay claims; bid protests; contractor licensing disputes; land use and property development; and personal injury accident victims. Through his immense legal experience, Mr. Butts has become an exceptional trial attorney, representing clients in arbitrations, county courts, circuit courts and federal courts. He has also portrayed dedication and tenacity by representing clients in District Courts of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court.
Through the actions of Mr. Butts and his desire to help person injury victims in Gainesville and throughout Florida, he and the law firm of Warner, Sechrest & Butts were awarded the Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation for contributing significantly through providing pro bono services to clients who would not have otherwise been able to afford legal services. The award was present to Mr. Butts and the law firm for their recognition of their personal and professional obligations to provide access to the courts for all Floridians.
A Scholar and an Author
Mr. Butts has an extensive understanding of several areas of laws, so much so that he has been able to provide the legal community with glimpse of his expertise through several published articles. Mr. Butts has been published in law journals at Florida State University, Penn State University, University of Florida and the American Bar Association.
- “Private Property Rights in Florida: Is Legislation the Best Alternative?”, Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law 12.2 (1997): 247-279. Print.
- “IRS Liability for Wrongful Disclosures Made in the Process of Tax Collection: Should the Validity of the Underlying Collection Activity be Considered?”, Dickinson Law Review 102 (1998) 67. Print.
- “Trademark Law: Interpreting the Congressional Intent of the Extraterritorial Application of the Lanham Trademark Act”, Florida Journal of International Law 8 (1993): 447. Print.
- “Franchise Trade Dress: What do Courts Mean by the Terms Distinctiveness, Functionality, and Likelihood of Confusion?”, Franchise Law Journal 16 (1997) 3. Print.
A Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney
With his expert knowledge of personal injury laws and many other practice areas, Mr. Butts has proven that he is a formidable force, whether he is in the courtroom or penning another scholarly article. Because of his varied background, his compassion for others, and his dedication to succeed, Mr. Butts is has become one of the top personal injury attorneys in Gainesville.