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Peter J. Butler, Jr.
Peter J. Butler, Jr.

Peter J. Butler, Jr.

Partner - New Orleans

Since 1989 Mr. Butler has primarily handled complex commercial litigation, including

  • securities and securities fraud litigation;
  • antitrust litigation (both health care and non-health care);
  • banking (federal and state) litigation;
  • oil and gas litigation;
  • mergers and acquisitions and hostile takeovers;
  • governmental charters and governmental budgetary matters litigation;
  • state and federal income and estate tax litigation disputes;
  • construction litigation;
  • environmental litigation;
  • health care regulatory matters, including advice and litigation;
  • qui tam litigation;
  • litigation concerning intellectual property;
  • unfair trade practices and anti-competitive claims; and
  • various torts and breaches of contract matters.
All of the foregoing litigation involved intensive discovery, sophisticated motion practice, writ application practice, and presentation of trials. 

Mr. Butler has accumulated extensive trial experience and has practiced in the various federal district courts, state district courts, and state appellate courts throughout the State of Louisiana and various federal district courts throughout the South.

Mr. Butler has extensive experience in litigating the dissolution of business ventures among the various ventures, including partnerships, limited liability company and closely-held corporations. Mr. Butler also has extensive experience in litigating breaches of fiduciary duty.

Mr. Butler is a Certified Public Accountant.


Tulane University, J.D., 1987

Tulane University, B.S.M. (Accounting), 1984
Certified Public Accountant, 1989.


Louisiana State Courts, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,1987


Law Clerk, Hon. Frederick J. R. Heebe, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (1987-89)

Professional Associations

American Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountant

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Honors and Awards

New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Class of 2013

Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell since 1996

Named "Top Lawyers of New Orleans" by New Orleans Magazine, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017