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AJ is a Senior Associate in Butler’s Charlotte office, practicing in subrogation and recovery. He prides himself on helping clients achieve the best results while maintaining clear and consistent communication. He earned his BA in Political Science with a minor in Geological Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

AJ began his career in Workers’ Compensation defense before transitioning to consulting major US banks on compliance, regulation, and risk management. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced civil litigation defense, representing a diverse array of clients, from major retailers to local municipalities and private individuals. This extensive experience with complex cases enhances his ability to maximize subrogation recovery efforts.

AJ is admitted to practice in North Carolina, all Federal District Courts in North Carolina, and has argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals. His inquisitive nature and diverse background in both the private sector and legal fields enable him to determine the best course of action and provide clients with efficient paths to success.

Outside the office, AJ enjoys spending time with his family and dog outdoors, experimenting with new recipes on his smoker, and playing golf.



  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Bachelor of Arts

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


Welcome Wednesday July 2024

As we trek through the summer heat, we would like to welcome AJ Elmes, AJ Craig, and Elizabeth Fridman as new members of our litigation team! AJ Craig and Elizabeth Fridman are new Associates joining us in our Tampa and Miami offices, while AJ Elmes is joining our Charlotte office as a Senior Associate. Click on their bios above to learn more....

AJ Elmes